Pseudo Sue - Mosaic Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Pseudo Sue - Mosaic Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Mosaic Dry-Hopped
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #11
Ranked #404
4.43 | pDev: 5.64%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Pseudo Sue - Mosaic Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Mosaic Dry-Hopped
Notes: Formerly SueMo

This double hop pale ale showcases the Citra and Mosaic hop for a well balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. Ferocious hop aromas of citrus and mango give a refreshing taste that is bright with just enough bite!
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Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into pint glass
Look: Hazy, light amber color with about 1 inch of white foamy head. Good retention.
Smell: Tons of citrus.
Taste: Initial taste is that of grapefruit juice, shortly follow by the extremely mild bitterness of hops. This was one of the tastiest American Pale Ales that I have ever tried.
Feel: Medium-bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Delicious and flavorful. In my opinion, it was noticeably better than Pseudo Sue with Galaxy, which is a great beer in its own right.

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Photo of EMH73
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque orange with a one inch white head that is well retained and leaves a lot of spotty lacing. Smell is predominantly citrus fruits with some herbal and tropical motes along with some pine. Tastes of orange, orange peel, tangerine, mango, peach along with some resin and herbal notes. On the light side of medium bodied, well carbonated, mild to moderate bitterness and a soft mouth feel.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Guinness glass.

Look is an extremely hazy pale yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is a dank herbal citrus with the hops really coming through.

Taste is that bitter dank hop.

So so delicious.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in a pint glass. Bottled on 2/11/19. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours hazy yellow with a big head and lots of carbonation. It's a pretty pour. Smell is hop resin and tropical fruit.

Taste is hop resin and tropical fruit. Very strong flavors. Late, deeply bitter finish. Not much sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, this is a very pleasing beer.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Mosaic hop complementing the Citra hop of Pseudo Sue produced a fruitier, richer, more deeply flavored beer, full of plush citrus and zesty tang - medium-light feel, bitterness crushing the palate, and mildly sweet and tart... Excellent...

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Photo of Roguer
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Superb head production and incredible retention, with a large, fluffy white head that dissipates unevenly, leaving behind spotty lacing. Brew itself is shockingly pulpy and opaque.

Dank, herbal, and juicy nose - expected, perhaps, for a Citra APA dry hopped with Mosaic. Pepper, tangerine, mango, pineapple, honey, and grapefruit come through. Very clean.

Doesn't disappoint on the palate: juicy and clean up front, with a growing dankness around mid-palate. Mandarin orange, mango, tangerine, bright herbs, pineapple, lemon.

Very lively feel, and quite smooth. Carries quite a heft for such a relatively low-ABV brew.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale body, white and orange and largely opaque, no real head or lacing post-pour.

S - Grapefruit nose, full with juice and zest. Pith below, a bit of dankness, and a hint of cream round it out.

T - Follows the nose, with strong citrus, mild pithiness, trailing juicy acidity, and a lingering bitterness in the finish.

M - A bit chalky and a strong dry finish, lingering prickliness on the tongue.

O - Delicious. A bit sharp in the close, but so juicy I don’t mind. Lovely use of Mosaic.

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Photo of Holderness
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled a month ago.

L -- Glowing golden orange body with a finger of rocky white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing. Cool label artwork
S -- Mosaic dominates the nose with berry, dank woodsiness, and mango. Also getting some orange and tangerine from the citra
T -- Earthen woodsiness, orange peel, papaya, fresh cut grass, hint of mango. A lot more bitterness than regular PseudoSue
F -- Crisp and trending dry. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Decent amount of woodsy bitterness on the finish. Moderate fluffiness in the mouthfeel
O -- Another solid offering in the PseudoSue lineup. Citra and Mosaic go well together. The bitterness on this one is a bit much


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Photo of larryarms847
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nicely hazed bright sun yellow with a tight finger of white foam.

Pungent tropical and citrus fruit notes and a slight floral character.

Orange, grapefruit, peach, mango, and other tropical fruit notes.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft, crushable.

Overall, a delicious and dangerously crushable version of the original!

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light gold to straw yellow and fairly hazy. There's an inch of creamy light beige on top. The aroma is of earthy mosaic hops. I'm tasting those same earthy to lightly vegetal hops along with plenty of light malt. There's just enough of a bitter hop bite to encourage that next sip and do it all over again. The mouth is pretty light and crisp. Highly quaffable and yet with plenty of hop flavor and aroma.

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Photo of rand
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into Mikasa pint glass

Brew yields a classic, copper-tan color, opaque. Medium pour generates a small but lingering head.

Zesty, hoppy aromas. Notes of citrus peel and grapefruit and dankness. Flavors are full of West Coast IPA nuances - grapefruit and pine and tropical undertones. The dry-hopped mosaic is easily parsed, with its sort of berry-bubblegum flavors at the back of the palate.

Super tasty brew, not sure if it's better than original Pseudo, but a nice twist to an amazing IPA.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best American Pale Ale I have had in a long time. The look was beautifully juicy, with nice head off the pour. The smell and taste is a wonderful mix of hops, citrus, peach, and slight berry. I love the lighter feel of the dry hopping without sacrificing any intensity of flavor. Full disclosure, I do love mosaic hops.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The monsterous IPA of Toppling Goliath goes under the hops for a makeover that uses the wide array of characteristics that only Mosaic hops can provide. A full and fruity aroma and taste dives further into the flavors of PseudoSue than the typical citrus and tropical character that the original would normally exhibit.

Mosaic Dry Hopped PseudoSue pours with an expected pale gold color and cast in a medium haze. As a frothy swath of foam greets the rim, a host of fresh herbal, berry, stone fruit and floral fragrances swoon the senses. Light sweetness is remiss of floral honey, simple caramel and fructose.

Aromas prelude to the distinct flavor of Mosaic hops with a radiant taste of mango, blackcurrant, apricot, honeysuckle and pink grapefruit. These flavors only intensify as the malty rebuttal diminishes to a supportive role. The underlying Sue character trails with orange, pineapple, and herb before a late palate of mulled citrus, fresh grassiness and soft pine outlasts the sweetness but only barley.

Medium bodied and creamy on the early palate, the ale dries to nearly IPA arid nature before backing off and retaining a malt balance to keep the pale ale in check. A long and herbal linger of verbena and peppery black currant teases the senses once more with Mosaic hops.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold and hazy. An agressive pour creates about a finger of off white head that fades but leaves a nice amount of lacing behind. The nose is filled with the overripe fruit, melon, papaya smells I get from Mosaic hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel, a little sweet with the overripe papaya, melon and some orange. Nice light bitterness at the end that goes well with the sweetness and fruit. Really tasty beer.

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Photo of Craftballer
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of 22 Fl Oz Bomber into tulip glass. Pretty golden/amber appearance with a great smell of hops wafting thru the air. Super smooth taste for a pale ale, which I have to credit for the addition of the mosaic hops. Great stuff.

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Photo of dertyd
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out a golden orange color, with a medium haze and 1 finger of bright white head------------ the aromas are of over ripe tropical fruit like pineapple, papaya, guava and orange zest------------- the flavors are of orange juice, orange zest and orange cream with lesser pine and grapefruit, the beer has a full mouthfeel with a moderate pithy bitterness on the finish------------- overall this beer was amazing so much better than the original, I did not get a whole lot of mosaic hop profiles I feel the citra hops shined even more--

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfectly one finger worth of white head. The beer is a very juicy orange color. Completely hazy.
Smell is dank with some juicy qualities that follow after it.
Wish the taste was as dank as the smell of this one, but instead it's hardly dank at all. It is tropical and juicy. Mango/orange. Slight tang to it at the end.
The feeling is wet and sticky.
Overall, this one is good and I would love to have another.

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Photo of beergoot
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mildly hazy, golden yellow body topped with a thick, sticky, white head; huge globs of foam adhering to the glass. Excellent aromas of pine, citrus, and berries; peach and orange. Juicy, fruity flavors abound, tempered with heavy bitterness. Heavy body with a tart, juicy quality to tickle the palate; very wet yet finishes pretty dry overall.

Well now, this beer nicely highlights the Mosaic hop qualities with the plethora of citrus, fruit, and pine scents and flavors. The flavor reminds me of a lemon bread with a gentle malt grain breadiness but still highlighting the citrus and tropical fruit side of things. A very fine beverage...

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome. Hard to find a 5-6% ABV pale ale with this much flavor. Huge hop aroma and flavor, nice biscuity malt base that is perfectly balanced. I wish this was sold in a 6 pack, its great

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright, hazy yellow/orange with a one-finger soapy head that left tons of sticky lacing.

The smell screams Mosaic with lots of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango along with some orange.

The taste is all deep tropical with mango, papaya, and pineapple with a hint of floral and peach coming at the end.

The mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and low carbonation.

Overall a very nice showcase for Mosaic hope. Very smooth.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cold 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Part of a recent trade with @flat_lander. thanks!
The beer pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy bleached white head of 4 cm even with a gentle pour. A few lazy streams of bubbles rise to the surface and just a little light passes through my glass when I hold it up to the light.
The aroma is apparent upon the pour with a lot of citrusy fruit notes flowing out of the glass. A mix of orange and mango cover the nose with hints of light caramel malt in the background. Definitely a hop forward nose.
First sip reveals a lighter and crisp body with spacious yet still tingly carbonation.
Flavor is what was advertised with some biscuity malt up front but then this rolls to lots of fruit with mango and peach with some orange notes mixed in. The finish is a little more rind and pith with a bit of bite that lingers in my palate. The finish also dries out my mouth after each sip encouraging me to take another sip.
I dont get any booze and find the beer very drinkable and a nice hop forward beer. Glad to have tried this one, now will try the regular version too, hope this one doesnt spoil me for that brew!

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Photo of Tilley4
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not sure how they packed this much flavor into a low ABV beer but they have done it. This drinks like a big double IPA without all of the booze. The Mosaic hops shine through right up front and this beer sings like an alto... incredibly juicy and hazy. I have the base beer in the refrigerator and this has me wondering whether I should have had it first. I can't imagine it's any better than this. World class stuff

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Photo of RyanK252
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazg golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces beautifully.

S: Big tropical fruit, a hint of melon, some citrus, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Tropical fruit, papaya and mango dominate, hints of cantaloupe, some citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Taking an already great beer, adding on a heap of Mosaic and pulling every fruity note from it. Really impressive stuff.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Seidel Mug. No date.

L: Hazy yellow, finger width fluffy white head has very good retention.

S: Lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a faint biscuity malt presence.

T: Wonderful flavors of citrus and tropical fruit, balances well with the biscuit presence.

F: Light, crisp, smooth. Lingering hop oils.

O: Great beer.

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Beer pours a cloudy golden yellow like body with an ample amount of fluffy white head. Lots of lacing stays behind while drinking.

S: First amoras are of a piney like dankness. The tropical fruit smells are present too but take a backseat to the pine aromas.

T: The tastes of the beer are almost the exact opposite of the beer's nose. Mango and other tropical flavors are noticeable. The dank bitterness is there but mixes well with the tropical flavors.

M: Beer had a medium mouthfeel. The bitterness is present but not in a bad way. The carbonation is apparent on this beer.

O: This beer seems to juggle what style it is. The tropical notes are present as well as the pine like dankness. Nice brew overall.

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Pseudo Sue - Mosaic Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 337 ratings