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Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#80
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
1,028
pDev:
5.91%
 
 
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118
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156
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 16-oz. Bruges beer glass
From: Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Nov. 28, 2017
Consumed: Dec. 1, 2017
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: No bottled on date

Thanks, Sam!

Got this as part of a nice haul from Sam. Was told to drink this right away, but I was sick (and still was as I was reviewing this). Didn’t want to wait any longer. Had heard wonderful things about this one (4.60 on Beer Advocate - No. 51 and 4.49 on Untappd). Had regular PseudoSue before and loved it, giving it a 4.59 on Jan. 14, 2016. Also enjoyed Golden Nugget (4.09 on Dec. 5, 2016). Hoping this one will be at least a 4.50.

Poured a straw-to-pale hazy color with three fingers of off-white frothy head. A few light bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Almost perfect spiderweb foamy lacing. Almost perfect foamy retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled a plethora of Citra hops up front. Also lime zest, pine, grass, hay, herbal, tangerine, citrus pulp, orange blossom, floral, caramel malts, tropical fruits, ripe peach and pineapple. Excellent, but I bet much better when fresh. Doesn’t seem as fresh as could be. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Big dose of Citra up front. Also fresh cut grass, lime zest, herbal, hay, pine, pineapple, caramel malts, ripe peach, tangerine peel, mandarin orange (Mandarina Bavaria came to mind), floral, cantaloupe, melon and vegetables. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long dry finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was an excellent pale ale, but I was a bit disappointed overall. I think this may have not been the freshest beer, but still super glad I got to try it. (Overall - 4.25)

4.28 | 95 | A

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jrc1093
4.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/8/18

Looks like hazy, pulpy orange juice carrying a fluffy little white head with some nice longevity.

The aroma carries notes of a bountiful tropical fruit medley tempered only by a thin veil of juicy melon.

The taste is just so balanced, highlighting bits of of mango, grapefruit, guava, pine, orange, melon, and a bitterness that's both prickly and refreshing; nothing is strong here, but everything is in place.

Much like the taste, "balance" is the keyword when it comes to the feel of this beer. It carries an effortless smoothness with an effective carbonation that manages to feel both creamy and eminently juicy.

Amazing to think this APA is the product of a single hop; they must've milked the Citra dry for this one. Pretty paradoxically, it's both complex and simple, and so balanced in its flavors that it's not typically the type of beer I'd turn to, and yet the spectacular structure of this one just can't be ignored. It drinks so nicely, that it's really the type you reach for if you're simply overwhelmed by options and just want a really satisfying pale ale.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Jake for the trade!

This is a spectacular brew, hands down. Double Dry Hopped Pseudo Sue is a real juice bomb. Taste is as on point as it gets. Taste follows the smell, juicy as hell. Well deserving of the 100 rating. Get it if you have the chance.

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Photo of mschrei
4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a PseudoSue/Field Museum pint glass. Cloudy dark orangish gold, like a fruit juice with mild lacing after it poured a thick foam. Big dank citrus hop smell. Taste is straight up juicy-hoppy and citrusy, mild notes of tangy pine. Very mild drinker for something with such a strong presentation. An absolute treat that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, bottled on 02/08/18. This beer eluded me one time - I passed on it at the store, but when I went back to get it a few days later, the shelf was empty. Glad to find more - and it's fresh! Murky and opaque pineapple juice appearance with a creamy white head. Huge juicy and floral aroma of passion fruit, lemon-lime, and grapefruit. Citric and tart in flavor with notes of passion fruit, lemon-lime, kumquat, grapefruit, and a hint of orange; malt is mild and seems to be a bit wheaty. Fuller body, quite resinous, finishing moderately bitter. Glad to try it but I prefer the regular PseudoSue.

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Photo of nawpnawp
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

1 week old PS poured into a glass.

Pours a hazy yellow with a beautiful white creamy head. The nose is full of wonderful citrus, predominantly grapefruit and a hint of orange. The taste is wet and juicy with notes of grapefruit, orange and pineapple. It finishes with a clean, crisp hop bite. Its thirst quenching abilities are amazing.

I'm generally always very skeptical of hyped beers, but this thing meets and beats the hype! Amazing and leaps better than regular PS.

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Photo of cl3
3.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3 days ago , very excited to drink this one so fresh. Crystal clear, not what I was expecting. I would much prefer the Murky orange Sue of a few years ago. Lots of tropical fruit in the nose. Citra bomb, as expected. Very fruity flavor and a little bit dry. Very easy drinker. great carbonation and very smooth. Good beer but I think I prefer Regular Sue (which I thought this was when I bought it, as the only indicator that is was DDH Sue, is tiny on-bottle print above the date code).

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Photo of bmrattay
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to umichifan for this. Poured on the wife's birthday.

Not too many words for this beer.

Perfect appearance with the right amount of haze.

Aroma is on point with plenty of citrus notes, grapefruit, and faint hints of pineapple.

Taste is on par with aroma. Grapefruit / citrus notes to carry the beer through.

Mouthfeel was light to medium with a creamy afterfeel.

Overall this is a beer that must be sought out. Definitely the best pale ale I've ever had. I would keep this stocked in the fridge if it was available in my area year round. Might not be my favorite beer of all time, but definitely my favorite pale ale.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a beautiful murky light peach...
aroma of pine, citrus, pineapple, and mild-dank...
mouthfeel is lightly creamy and well-carbonated
flavors of orange, pine, and dusty-bread....mildly bitter finish
Overall--fantastic brew, and I'm a treehouse snob who vastly prefers NE IPAs, but this is right on par!

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4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nut
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.32/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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2.6/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 1,028 ratings