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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,354
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 1,080
Gots: 296 | FT: 19
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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Ratings: 2,354 | Reviews: 274
Photo of ThatOneBeerGuy
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LambicLion
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of alanamato
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ferocious
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ginepiece
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid and flavorful but nothing particularly remarkable. For a light and tasty pale ale, it's hard to top this.

Photo of Jmonah3
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yoitsarch
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GABrew
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheikhspear
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordanpaterson08
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer. Delicious aroma and taste.. Love the cloudy unfiltered color as well. Shout out to my awesome trade buddy Josh for sending this my way!
Lots of similarities to Kern River Brewing Citra double ipa

Photo of BillRoth
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More than lived up to the hype. Wow. What an explosion of aromas and flavor. Considering moderate ABV...it's flat out amazing. If I had done a blind tasting I would have guessed Alpine...not Iowa. These guys know how to brew.
Powerhouse of complex citrus and hints of dried pine and apricot. The hops and malt balance beautifully. Drinks way too easy.
Chase this one and get as many as you can.

Photo of cubs943
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good beer.

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

Photo of oldsailor
4.02/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Wish the aroma was more like the taste

Photo of thetravelguy01
1.65/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Hopefully the beer I drank was from a bad batch. I'm a fan of a citrus beer but this was horrible! I've only poured two beers down the drain because I couldn't finish them and this was one of them. The other beer I poured down the drain was a strong German Eisbock. The first drink of this beer wasn't horrible, grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit and some more grapefruit. There was some hop bitterness on the aftertaste on the first drink but nothing crazy. As I continued drinking this beer the grapefruit was becoming so intense and obnoxious it wasn't enjoyable at all. The aftertaste was very funky and long lasting. I have no idea how this beer is ranked 100!! I bought two bottles to share with two of my friends and neither of them could finish it as well. I was so excited to try this beer and it was a total failure in my book. It's hard to say because this is a loved beer by many but this is one of the worst beers I've drank. I'm going to give it another shot, maybe in the brewery.

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes of wet grass, guava, and almost too ripe cantaloupe. Not bad

Photo of bdelonj13
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sean66
3.73/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bakeryboy1
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnbrewery
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,354 ratings.