PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,083
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 916
Gots: 229 | FT: 11
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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San Diego? Nope. Vermont? Not that one either. Gotta be the Chicago suburbs, right? Three strikes. But it's Iowa who's bringing the hoppy game this time and Toppling Goliath is ready to play with the big boys.

PseudoSue breaks out with strong golden shades and a deep yeast fog. Its unfiltered character thwarts bold citrus aromas to mesmerize the senses with the very first whiff. Dank citrus, pineapple, passionfruit, mango and blood orange frame the tropical and citrus medley. With a candied backdrop, seemingly of fructose and honeysuckle, the taste casts a hoppy spell that few can deny.

The middle palate simply blossoms with white grapefruit juicy, leafy, grassy, berry and orange flavor. Once the malt sweetness drops out and the hops tilt toward the tang, the taste evokes tropical memories of Hawaiian Punch and orange sherbet. Smoothly bitter in finish, the ale retains just enough malt sweetness to offer slim balance to the hops.

Creamy, smooth and impeccably balanced, the beer trends more hoppy than malty, perhaps crossing the threshold to IPA, but its marshmallowy structure laced with soft pine resins and herbal chive brightness allows the ale to seduce the palate regardless of intent. Malty dry to finish, hops command the final impressions of taste and linger with the teeth churning acidic nature of hops.

If this is the future for the American Pale Ale, then there's hope for its survival after all.

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I really like this one a lot. nice hoppy ale!

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,083 ratings.