Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #4
Ranked #137
4.53 | pDev: 6.62%
May 11, 2022
May 25, 2016
Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: This double dry hopped pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. Ferocious aromas of citrus and mango give a refreshing taste that is bright with just enough bite!
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4.62 by koerns311 from Indiana on May 11, 2022
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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jngls from Germany

3 months old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a hazy light yellow with a fluffy white head that dissipates after a while leaving lots of lacing. Some floaters visible.

Smell: Fresh tropical fruits, especially pineapple, mixed with some citrusy notes of orange and tangerine.

Taste: Quite contrary to the smell, citrus notes are dominating here with tropical pineapple and mango in the background. Medium sweetness with a slightly bitter, minimally zesty finish.

Feel: Fresh, juicy and quite full. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Full and fragrant pale ale that tastes somehow exactly as you‘d want a double dry hopped 6.8 ABV version of Pseudo Sue to taste. One of the best pale ales I‘ve had and quite rightly a top ten beer in this category.

May 04, 2022
4.56 by SirBentham from California on Apr 27, 2022
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Apr 02, 2022
4.58 by FrankCastle from California on Apr 02, 2022
4.8 by TheItalianStallion from New York on Mar 31, 2022
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

A world class offering from a world class brewery. This takes pale ales to the next level. Pours a beautiful hazy, citrus color. Nose is floral and grassy with a hint of sweetness. Flavors match the nose perfectly. Slightly more subtle than it's regular counterpart but still very enjoyable

Mar 24, 2022
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by trevormajor from Ohio

16 oz can, born on 2/10/22, poured into a teku glass at 41 degrees F:
L - golden and murky with a white head that lingered
S - citrus, grapefruit, pineapple
T - lots of citrus and resin
F - light mouthfeel and medium carbonation
O - very good, deserving of its rating

Mar 23, 2022
4.48 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2022
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4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Zythophile from District of Columbia

Can Date: 2/7/22
Palate Contaminants: none

Wet straw color, completely opaque. Lots of very fine white head, with lots of lacing.

All sorts of citrus on the nose. Red grapefruit, acidic orange, touches of lime. Moderately sweet malt. Marshmallows. It strikes a really nice balance.

The fruits are dialed back in the taste, and there's more of a vegetation/leafy flavor up front. Mild bitterness. Tart sweetness shows up a bit late, right there with the citrus. The flavors are notably sharp, too. (And this particular can was brewed five weeks ago.)

Aftertaste is bitter, but it's a dull bitterness. Very nicely integrated carbonation, and it's one of the finest I've run across. Medium weight.

Mar 16, 2022
4.25 by xungmound98 from New York on Mar 11, 2022
4.56 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Mar 11, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Pours a very cloudy orange color with a thick off-white head and lots of soapy lacing.

The smell is amazing - strong citrus with a hint of pineapple.

The taste is bitter citrus, mostly grapefruit, with a slight pineapple finish.

The mouthfeel is medium body and soft with a lingering bitter finish.

Overall, this is amazing. The smell makes this beer. Very enjoyable.

Mar 08, 2022
4.53 by Taenim from New Jersey on Mar 08, 2022
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4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger and a half high white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Moderate aromas of lime citrus are present in the nose along with notes of lychee.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the flavors of lime and lychee are more balanced. Only a slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has the amount of aromas and flavors you would expect from an Imperial IPA but has the drinkability you would expect from an APA.

Serving type: can

Mar 06, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by heysuz from Indiana

Brew: Toppling Goliath Brewing Company – Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped

Intro: 12 oz. had on tap poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy orange, Moderate head maybe 1.5 inch. good lacing as I drank

Smell: Sweet, tangy citrus smell with like orange and pineapple. Appealing, inviting. Made my mouth water in anticipation.

Taste: Follows the smell. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. .Didn’t really make my mouth pucker as it didn’t taste like a hop bomb.

Drink: Easy drinker. well balanced and went down smooth.

Conclusion: Really enjoyed this one. I’m not overly crazy about IPAs but this was well balanced and not over the top in bitterness. I could drink a few of these. Definitely try it if you have the chance.

Mar 02, 2022
4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 02, 2022
4.44 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Mar 01, 2022
4.34 by brewskis from Indiana on Feb 26, 2022
4.66 by Hudsonvalleyman from New York on Feb 24, 2022
4.17 by folkstar from Rhode Island on Feb 20, 2022
4.75 by akopczyk from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
4.43 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
4.95 by jwerner23 from Minnesota on Dec 26, 2021
3.79 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

16oz can fill dated 2/07/22 into a Spiegelau glass. I first tried this beer in June 2016 as it was brand new.
L: Pours a thickly hazed deep orange w/a 3" rocky off white head. Excellent retention, well carbonated, thick sticky lacing and banding. Light sediment chunks at bottom of glass 1/2 way thru the drink.
S: Rich citrus, pineapple, pine, citrus rind, melon. Affably dank, light alcohol as beer warms.
T: Tangy orange cake, pie crust, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus rind & pith. Pine resin is interspersed. Subtly sharp & floral w/well balanced sweetness/bitterness. Full flavored & rich, light alcohol as beer warms.
F: Juicy & plush medium bodied mouth feel that is gently sticky & clean adding to it's med-long soft linger which goes wide. It is not overly drying.
O: An excellent beer with broad & refined structure, balance & flavor that is a fairly easy drinker. It is masterfully brewed and has an exquisite taste & feel. As an American Pale Ale it is world-class in it's style.

Nov 03, 2021
4.5 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

1st review. Sediment filled hazed pale ale. chunks like gold sink to the bottom of glass.
s) too faint, grassy, plains brew.
t) Ample ale of balanced bitter and malt more on the hop, grassy bitter side.
f) chunky, not quite refreshing
o) Original, but mid-pack. Gimme a Dales please.

Oct 22, 2021
4.75 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by erosier from Connecticut

Pours a clean but hazy orange yellow color with a medium bodied but sticky white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down. Smells of sweet medium light bodied malts and a hint of some citrusy/grapefruit and floral hops at the end. Tastes lighter than it looks, nice medium/light bodied malts and floral and some citrusy hops. It's lighter than it looks but still drying with a good amount of carbonation.

Sep 03, 2021
4.55 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC) on Aug 28, 2021
4.77 by CAcker from California on Aug 09, 2021
4.29 by WormGod from New York on Aug 02, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

22oz bottle - review from notes

I really want this on-tap. Slight haze, white cap, smells like lemon zest and danks. Tastes follows the smell, and this drinks like a double IPA at only 6.8%, so much hop packed into a small package.

I *really* want this on-tap

Jul 31, 2021
4.19 by dmb987 from New York on Jul 30, 2021
4.24 by Easyswingale from Michigan on Jul 28, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice hoppy ipa believe their first pseudo sue ws the best - still nicr ipa to enjoy

Jul 03, 2021
4.53 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Jun 30, 2021
3.5 by archero from Texas on Jun 29, 2021
Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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