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Toppling Goliath (TG) Assassin 2014...

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by shawnp, Feb 9, 2014.

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  1. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Aficionado (225) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    King Sue was amazing. Very close contender to Abrasive, it was that good. In fact, it was better than Abrasive. And screw Heady at this point. I got a growler of it to take to our bottle share tonight and have been craving some more. That and a glass of MD made for an awesome first trip to Toppling Goliath.
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  2. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Aficionado (225) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Oh and the tekus are boss as well

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  3. shawnp

    shawnp Savant (455) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    I left around 245.
  4. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Advocate (540) Iowa Jun 25, 2011

    I have to agree with Hawkeyenation about King Sue. It is that same Pseudo Sue aroma and palate of gushy grapefruit and passion fruit citrus with a dank undercurrent that reminds me of green onions. King Sue is VERY similar to Abrasive on my palate. And as fresh as I had it, I would drink the King over Abrasive, both are obviously EXCEPTIONAL beers.

    And I know this is not the Heady versus Abrasive thread; but after having Heady for a third time on Thursday, that beer is a DISTANT third to Abrasive and King Sue in my opinion. Again, Heady is an awesome beer, but that would be my third choice. It does not pack the complex citrus and dank punch I find in Abrasive and King, nor meet the tremendous mouth feel standard set by King.
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  5. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Advocate (540) Iowa Jun 25, 2011

    Sorry man, you missed King Sue by about an hour. I hope to meet you on March 8 for the next tapping of Mornin' Delight though!

    Also, a huge thank you to Nicole and Lydia at TG, best bartenders on this god damn planet. I have never left TG not feeling like I am walking on cloud nine, not just the beer making me feel that way either, just outstanding people.
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  6. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Aficionado (225) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Damn, you just missed it :/ came around 330.
  7. shawnp

    shawnp Savant (455) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    Yea I'll definitely be there for the next barrel of MD.
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  8. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (345) Minnesota May 15, 2008

    Yeah me and the wife are going to tag along with you fa sho.
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  9. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (525) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Agreed. Nicole and Lydia (and everyone from TG I have come in contact with actually) are awesome.
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  10. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Savant (375) Michigan Apr 6, 2011

    Anyone get and hints recently if this will be in March or April?
  11. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Neither
  12. Only TG knows for sure but it will be later than April.
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  13. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 5, 2012

    ^ well the brewer said earlier in the thread that they would give 60 days notice. Which if announced today would be Sunday May 27, next Saturday after that is May 3.
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  14. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Savant (375) Michigan Apr 6, 2011


    Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully it will be later in the year then. Maybe June or July.
  15. maximum12

    maximum12 Advocate (735) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    Your calendar math is just a touch off.:D
  16. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 5, 2012

    Sorry meant April 27th, the May 3 part was correct.
  17. shawnp

    shawnp Savant (455) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    I'm not sure this is or would be entirely accurate....either way, it's useless speculating. Wait until Clark or Mike actually say something regarding the release.
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  18. My post was entirely accurate. Mike from TG said on Feb 12th "a minimum of 3 more months"
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  19. shawnp

    shawnp Savant (455) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    And a maximum of..........................
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  20. MNPikey

    MNPikey Savant (475) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    They said they will check the barrels in 3 months. And when they know the beer is ready, will give 2 months advance notice for a date.

    So 5 months (minimum)....
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  21. rangerzx3

    rangerzx3 Zealot (75) Wisconsin Apr 17, 2012

    Completely agree, every time I go there, their service is always excellent no matter who is working!
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  22. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Savant (465) Missouri Oct 14, 2013

    Soooooo… i'll be up in Iowa City this weekend and strongly debating driving through and going to Decorah for the MD tapping and hopefully the last of the King Sue…

    Worth it? It'll be a six hour drive back down to STL.
  23. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (835) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    If you're going to be driving back that night after drinking all that... probably not. Safety first.

    But, if you've never had Mornin' Delight.. might very well be worth it
  24. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Advocate (695) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    I wouldn't, gives me better odds at a pour ;)
  25. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Savant (465) Missouri Oct 14, 2013

    Nah would stay the night with the GF and drive back Sunday morning
  26. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (835) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Well then, I'll be seeing you in Decorah buddy :cool:
  27. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Savant (465) Missouri Oct 14, 2013

    If I decide to….

    Don't know how the GF feels about it… if King Sue will still be available she will probably be in.
    hmmmmmmm decisions
  28. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (270) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    King sue is incredible. One of the best iipa I've ever had
  29. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Advocate (695) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    Sounds like a good girlfriend, mine is pumped for both.
  30. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Savant (465) Missouri Oct 14, 2013

    sooooo…. should I get to TG before noon? I am doing some drinking Friday night in Iowa City… then making the trek Saturday morning.. was planning on getting up there around 11:30
  31. tourdot

    tourdot Savant (415) Wisconsin Mar 3, 2012

    Tap room opens at noon. Can we please not start the line up early hype?
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  32. psychotia

    psychotia Savant (350) Minnesota Jun 27, 2009

    Let me crash this party. I had king sue. Yeah, it was alright, but I wished it was pseudoSue. I really could taste the extra alcohol in this one. Not enough malt/hops to hide it from my taste buds. Returned home and enjoyed the heck outta an IIPA from MN.

    Why mess with perfection?
  33. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Savant (465) Missouri Oct 14, 2013

    Well... Since I'm driving in from Missouri. It would be nice to know.

    Helpful info would be appreciated
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  34. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (370) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    I say never underestimate the determination of the other guy. Especially when you have a drive like yourself.

    I personally would be there earlier than open if I was putting those kind of miles behind me to have a chance at MD.
  35. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Advocate (540) Iowa Jun 25, 2011

    I could not disagree with you more. To my palate, King Sue was perfection. Funny how tastes work.
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  36. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Advocate (540) Iowa Jun 25, 2011

    I was at TG when they did the Mornin' Delight AND King Sue release. The taproom opened at Noon, did not get there until 1:30 and the place was still half empty.

    This isn't Assassin Day people, relax. Someone isn't going to stroll up to the bar and get ten growlers of MD...
  37. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (370) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    I'm not going, but, with that said, allot of folks I know that would make the drive are at Hunahpu Day. Keep in mind though, this tapping has been known for three weeks, or so, while the previous keg was only announced a few days in advance.

    I would suspect this factor gave plenty of people enough time to make plans to attend this. You are probably correct though that the taproom will be half empty at 1:30pm.

    You just never know though.
  38. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Savant (365) Minnesota Feb 19, 2012

    Also wasn't the last tapping on a Friday afternoon rather than a Saturday? Not saying there should be a line around the place at noon, but I'm guesing you'd see more people at 1:30 on Saturday rather than 1:30 on a Friday.
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  39. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Advocate (695) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    It was also probably the worst day for driving this year, roads were terrible. I'll be there at 8AM, who wants to share some bottles! :p
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  40. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (835) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Don't forget its a two chalice pp limit as well.
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