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PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,684
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 809
Gots: 171 | 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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4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle

A: Murky light orange, thin white head

S: Really bright citrus and grassy hops

T: Lemon, orange, grapefruit, grass. Really pure hop essence in this one, not too bitter. Incredible drinkability.

M: More smooth than crisp, slightly creamy and awesome

O: Gives ZD a run for its money. This is one hell of a pale ale!

anteater, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

gr8zehaman, Mar 18, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a narrow tulip glass.

A: Extremely light in color; a bright, yellowish gold gives off a very welcoming appearance. Nice full head for its light color. The head is a perfectly shiny white that sticks around all the way till the last drop.

S: Very citrusy, and fruity in smell. The citra hop really comes through and is very appealing. I thought that the mango character came out a lot stronger in the aroma rather than the taste which worked to the beer's benefit.

T: Very simple beer (single hopped) that still packs a mouthful of flavor. Very slight hints of mango, but orange came through more for me in the taste. The citra hop still packs an impressive bitterness, however, for a 50 IBU beer this does not seem as bitter as the number would suggest due to the great, mellowing, blend its citrusy components give it.

M: Beer goes down extremely smooth with a fairly medium body to it. The mouthfeel of the head is just as good as its appearence.

O: This is a year round brew that in my opinion makes for an exceptional spring/summer beer. This would be a great beer to enjoy in the sun, out on the deck/porch. I am extremely impressed with this single hopped brew. Goes to show that a lot of the time simpler is better.

MTBrewr, Mar 18, 2014
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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,684 ratings.