King Sue | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long live the King. King Sue that is. Her ferocious bite will make sure all newcomers learn to toe the line. And what better way to exude her influence than with this Citra Hopped Double IPA. Followers will cheer. Enemies will crumble. But don’t take her lightly, because when this double IPA is on a rampage, nothing will stand in her way…

100+ IBU

Added by TGanyone on 02-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
2,316
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Wants:
1,392
Gots:
347
Trade:
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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Meh

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Murky orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is amazing. Juice-laden. OJ, tropical, hint of pineapple.
Taste follows suit. Plenty of citrus, a bit of mango and pineapple with a pithy grapefruit finish. Nice little lingering bitter.
Mouthfeel is medium and soft.
Outstanding.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I_Have_The_Runs
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gelasin
4.34/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcrunch
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Berknerj
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of barnzy78
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz, "CANNED ON 12/20/18 BEST BY 04/19/19". Tall and frothy white head rests atop a hazed pineapple juice colored body. Fresh Citra hop nose or citrus, mango, amd a hint of pineapple. Huge hop profile of orange, mango, and pineapple (as the label suggests), along with some pungent grapefruit zest and tart passion fruit notes; mild wheaty malt with maybe some oat in there, but this is a hop bomb so it's hard to tell. Full body, very resinous with hop oils sticking to the palate; bitter finish. This was great and it met my expectations! I look forward to drinking the rest of the 4 pack.

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Photo of ktr5010
4.77/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is pretty darn good. Looks like a pale orange juice with a small kinda' frothy head. The bitterness is a little higher than most NEIPA's but is tames some as it warms. In time it becomes juicy as hell and that's the sweet spot. Full tropical fruit aroma starts it off so nicely.
Feels like it might be bigger than 8%, but upon reflection of its impact 8% seems about right.
My one complaint would be the price, approaching $5/16oz can seems steep. It will certainly prevent repeated purchases, but tempting it will be.

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Photo of Miketess32
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kgmocnpk63
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Almighty1
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
4.51/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meatface
4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 12/20/18 and served in a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a mile orange hue with a murky clarity and a frothy, two inch, bright white head embedded with pinpricks and craters. Great nose on this beer - bursts of citrus and tropical fruit immediately off the can pop. Less concentrated in the glass with more pith upfront. Taste reveals more citrus and pith with only the slight hint of tropical fruit at the finish. Backbone is soft malts. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, style consistent and pleasantly drinkable.

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Photo of Allurex
4.1/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mspjdg
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thundermuscle78
4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy and the color is a light orange juice. Smells extremely citrusy with hoppy bitterness. The taste is unbelievable, a great balance of citrus up front and a hoppy finish that isn't that bitter. The amazing flavor lingers forever. One of the best beers I have had all year.

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Photo of rking1226
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmoore9363
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fruity, hazy, hoppy deliciousness!

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King Sue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 2,316 ratings