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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 886
Gots: 195 | FT: 12
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:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-17-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Texasfan549, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

smchenry75, Oct 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

ahermsen, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

mnphish, Oct 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

kustard, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

montrealbcr89, Oct 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

sirsteve42, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

facesnorth, Oct 28, 2013
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StevenSpringer, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

stealth, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

fredmugs, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Photo of SadMachine
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a clear gold with orange hues and a three finger head of tight white bubbles that leaves generous amounts of lacing. Quite pretty to look at!

S- The aroma is incredible! Huge tropical fruit and sweet citrus notes! Mango and tangerine dominate, with lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, and peach also playing big roles. A touch of pine, caramel and pale malt backbone rounds this out. Perfection!

T- The taste is juicy, as expected. The flavors are more subdued than the aroma, but still there is plenty of mango, peach, and tangerine dancing on my tongue to make me quite happy! Only a mild hop bitterness, and a healthy dose of pale and caramel malts balance this quite well. Maybe a bit cloying as it warms, but not too much.

M- The mouthfeel is juicy, smooth and somewhat full for an APA. I would like slightly more carbonation.

O- Overall this is the best APA I've had to date, and it contends w/ the top DIPAs out there!

SadMachine, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No date that I can find, but I believe this to be quite fresh.

A: Pours a nice clear medium orange. Lots of sediment in the bottle. LOTS of sediment. Decent sized fizzy and fluffy white head. Head fades out slowly. Great head retention. Pretty decent big fluffy tufts of lacing left behind.

S: Oh yeah. Clearly citra heavy. Mangos, tangerines, pineapple. Super juicy and crisp. Quite spicy pine too. Aroma is nearly perfect. The tropical fruit aspect is just incredible. When swirled I get just a hint of garlic along with the pine.

T: Yup, citra and lots of it. Tropical fruits are more subtle here but similar. The garlicky flavor is here in spades with just a bit of pine to back it up. Oddly not very bitter; more drying than anything I think. Dry, crackery malt contributes to this as well. Lingering tropical fruits in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking.

O: Hell of an APA. One of the very best I've ever had. I think the only competition for this brew is Zombie Dust but I'm honestly unsure if this can overcome the zombie king. I think this has a better aroma than zombie dust but the drinkability and smoothness suffers in comparison. Razor close but I don't want to take anything away from this brew. It is top notch and highlights citra wonderfully. Great dry crackery malt backs it up just right. Excellent craftsmanship.

Dope, Oct 26, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apricot-golden body with a creamy cap of foam that persists with massive lacing.

Smell is loads of fresh juicy mangos, papaya and citrus rind.

Taste is almost exactly the same. Mangos right up front with more noticeable orange and grapefruit elements, papaya and guava. Overall bitterness is mild. This one is juicy, wet and refreshing.

Medium body lightly creamy with a nice level of carbonation complementing the delicate tropical flavors. Finish is one if the best I've had in a pale ale or otherwise. Very mild bitterness and mangos all the way. Delicious from start to finish. Now I just wish it were regularly available.

JackieTH, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Hophead717, Oct 26, 2013
PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,978 ratings.