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King Sue | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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4.63/5
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2,017 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#26
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
2,017
pDev:
7.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,367
Gots:
279
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 2,017 |  Reviews: 266
Photo of QuadCitiesMike
4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I cracked open one of the December 2017 released King Sue's. Very strong grapefruit flavor from the citra hops. For my taste, I would like it to be just a very slight touch sweeter to make it even more juicy, which would get it to a near perfect rating.

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Photo of NICKtheTITAN
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This an amazing beer in so many ways: It's hazy and aromatic, flavorful and chewy. Lots of pine and tropical notes but also dankness. Lots of nicely sweet malts that balance the strong hop presence.

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

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

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

Photo of nfedas
4.15/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tankeray
4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jondor
4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lcoblentz
4.81/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boothbeer
4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Crubbsy
3.75/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had King Sue a few times. Really dont think it lives up to the hype.

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Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours very cloudy, with the honey colored liquid capped by a head of two fingers in height; copious lacing

Smell: Lemon/lime, orange and passion fruit

Taste: Citrus fruit forward, with the lemon/lime and orange tones building into a dank and bitter middle; some alcohol is discernible, after the swallow, with the bitterness persisting into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Don't get me wrong here - I like the Toppling Goliath line-up a lot but I just don't think they are worth the ratings boost over many other beers I have tasted in this category; always happy to drink them, however

Thanks, TBach, for the opportunity

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Photo of tbryant21
3.45/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Michaelharmeyer
4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy, hazy orange with two fingers of stark white head on top. Great head retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and orange. While it doesn't have much depth in the aroma in terms of complexity, both notes are well done. Flavor profile is orange, with a touch of yeasty, biscuit malt in the back. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a smooth feel, making it drink like a juice. Overall, a delightful brew, and while it may not be very complex, it nails each note well.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of RJQ3
4.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jbrandt20
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ford0626
4.23/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ivan52
4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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King Sue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 2,017 ratings
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