King Sue | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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
Ratings:
1,927
Reviews:
251
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
Wants:
1,360
Gots:
261
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Ekor88
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerlover
4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jadler16
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of whitenads
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Inglewood
4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at TG 8/16/17.

Mostly clear golden amber with white sticky lacing.

Tropical fruitbomb. Tons of juicy, sticky pineapple and mango. Light cracker malts.

Taste and nose same. Long long fruit through the palate, lightly mediated by malt. Only slightly bitter finish, well-controlled.

Medium body, lively but appropriate carbonation. Impeccable construction and balance.

It doesnt get any better than this. I would cry if people weren't around.

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Photo of Scooter1027
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LamboFeeld
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic beer. Juicy, hazy, lightly carbonated and downright delicious. The added alcohol gives it a seriousness that ddh Pseudo Sue lacks. Just about anything Toppling Goliath puts in bombers is worth your attention but all Hail the King! Had a Heady Topper along side King Sue and it is not even close. Seriously, sunshine in a can!

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Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from draft. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with white head. Aroma is citrus with some dank resin. Taste is extremely well balanced with nice malt backbone. Great citrus and melon fruity flavor. Just an awesome double IPA.

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Photo of doldham
4.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trmiller24
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sinzanasti
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of herman77
4.24/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AdamShell116
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The bite of King Sue is a little stronger than that of Pseudo Sue, but that extra bite raises this beer to a new level.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of J-loCBH78
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derekg22
4.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I always read but never review....in this case i have to say something....this is a good beer ill give it that...how it scores what it does, im perplexed.... i am dumbfounded...i dont know if i got a bad bottle but its no more than a few weeks old and while im not blown away im not impressed either....so many other better dipas out there for shure....im just not seeing it...idk...before someone is so quick to give it solid 5's across the board i think they oughta take a step back and experience the competition that falls within this category and then review this offering....

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Photo of Jasons483
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guillenj8
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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King Sue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.63 out of 5 based on 1,927 ratings.
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