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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,179
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 973
Gots: 249 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-17-2011

This single hop ale showcases the Citra hop. Named for the largest T-rex fossil ever discovered, she roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Delicate in body with a mild bite in the finish.

50 IBU
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Small pour, about 4 oz, given to me by stillmatic2232. Thanks for the opportunity, man.

Pours a very hazy golden orange, almost like honey. Small half inch head. Not a big enough glass, or substantial enough pour, for any lacing to really form.

One of the cleanest, purest hop aromas I've ever stuck my nose in. Citrus, citrus, citrus.

Tastes amazing. One of the best pale ales I've ever tried. Tons of pineapple, orange rind, lemon, grapefruit. Mild hop bitterness keeps me happy.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated.

I NEED more Toppling Goliath in my life. This is the first one by them I've tried, and I'm hungry for more.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle

A - deep rich amber color, little to no head. Thin, quickly disappearing white foam with tiny bubbles forms a ring around the inside circumference of the glass. Little to no lacing

S - sweet, citrus happiness, very subtle. Surprisingly faint aroma of moist green grass

T - crisp and clean citrus notes. Subtle tastes of tropical flavors provide a well balanced sweetness to the bite of the hops. Clean finish with a slight last taste of hops

M - nice carbonation provides a crisp finish to this light to medium body ale. A lot less lasting hop oiliness than some of the other top IPAs.

O - amazing beer. We'll balanced and incredibly enjoyable to drink. Drinks like the most flavorful session beer ever. It's this wonderful middle of the road IPA, that excels at balance. Like if Pliny the Elder and Zombie Dust had a citra hops love child. I will admit that I am very partial to Citra hops and this is one of the best beers to showcase why.

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4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tap into a pint glass.

A-Slightly cloudy, copper/amber color, very little head with small bubbles that linger, no lacing. A bit on the "standard" side, but perhaps it had to do with the keg/tap I got in on versus the beer itself. I would hope for a bit more of a head on this style.

S-Wow. Got an excellent whiff of the hop profile even when the beer was being poured 5 feet away from me, made me very thirsty. Pineapple, fresh green grass, bright citrus notes, very tropical.

T-Those topical notes in the nose really shine here, it has a grassy/citrus fruit/lemon taste with a distinct green pepper hoppy pop at the end. Lots of flavor without being a palate wrecker, which the relatively low ABV compliments. Bit of resiny orange candy-like leftovers linger, which is nice.

M-Medium body, slight carbonation tingle/burning, finishes slightly dry.

O-A bit off on the appearance, but overall exemplary for the style.

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4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to OnIowa for sending this one!

pseudoSue pours a light orange color with a good amount of white foamy head. Nose is tropical and has some notes of earthy, piney hops. The nose is actually lighter than I expected. But this is a pale ale, not an IPA, so I guess that makes sense. However, the taste is definitely hops galore! Super tropical fruity goodness. I personally love the Citra hop as is, and Toppling Goliath has done something truly wonderful with it here. This one has a very nice soft, carbonated mouthfeel. This is my first beer from TG, and if the others are anywhere near as good as Sue, I look forward to trying more.

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4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into tulip.

A: Hazy golden with a finger of off-white head. Some small particles floating around.

S: Citrus, particularly grapefruit and little bit of grass.

T: Intense citrus up front, followed by the malt and honey to balance it out. Some resinous pine in there as well. There is sort of a pungent, yet pleasing bitter aftertaste.

M: Clean medium-light body with lower carbonation.

O: The best pale ale I've had, immensely drinkable! Well balanced with excellent hop flavor. I look forward to trying other offerings in the TG lineup.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured orange with a two finger head, overall an incredible looking beer.

The smell was very juicy picked up a lot of peach more than anything, one of the best smelling beers out there.

The taste was very hop forward but still was had some sweetness. Finished very dry but left me wanting more it has a great balance of citrus malt and hop bitterness. would highly recommend to anyone.

The mouthfeel was light medium it is not so thin its watery and not so thick its sticky it was a perfect feel for the style.

overall one of my favorite beers and i would recommend anyone who can get this to try it.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is hazy peach with thin white head. Nose is huge, extremely hop forward. Faint malt base with tons of citrus, peach, and grapefruit. Taste is insanely hoppy, malt base just holds balance with a touch of slightly doughy grain. The hops are the focus, huge citrus and grapefruit with notes of fuzzy peach skin and faint bitterness through the well carbonated finish on a light airy body. Great stuff, reminds of brighter heady.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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