Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #18
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #925
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 5.99%
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
404
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 27, 2021
Added:
Jun 04, 2016
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  52
SCORE
96
World-Class
Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
Notes: Forged from the raw elements of the universe, this beer’s hoppy flavor comes from the celestial alignment of both Galaxy and Citra hops. Galaxy Dry Hopped Pseudo Sue dwarfs all other pale ales.
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A thanks to the prince of pale ales, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a hazy golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, oranges, hints of resin. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing and enjoyable beer.
Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Khaack from New York

Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I was drinking this beer in my backyard on a sunny warm day. It was a few weeks ago, maybe a couple of months but I writing this based on notes I wrote down. It is similar to Pseudo Sue but it has a bit more hop bite at the end. Long story short, I loved it. This is a Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath, ABV 6.20%, IBU 45. If you haven't seen the famous T-Rex Sue skeleton at the field museum yet, go see it.

Look: very hazy golden with a thick white head

Aroma: Tropical fruits, grapefruit rind some pine resin.

Flavor: Tropical fruits, citrus, mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, maybe orange, it is dank and juicy, and towards the end there's a dry herbal maybe piney bitterness.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, truly delicious
Feb 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by grapeshops from California

Jan 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by o29 from Texas

Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by stuffandthings from California

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Topping Goliath knows their way around an IPA! This is a twist on one of their flagships and I'd almost argue that's it is even BETTER! Love the mouth feel, good flavor profile. They nailed it with this one.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I scored a biker's denim vest with the word "Iowa" embroidered along the back shoulder. This inspired me to CANtact the brewery about a patch for the vest. I was granted permission (one-time use) to have a local embroiderer direct-embroider their logo onto the back! I filled out the rest of the vest with Hawkeyes, Cyclones & RAGBRAI patches as well as a few other Iowa breweries that had patches available. Now, it is time for The CANQuest (tm) to have a beer!

From the CAN: "Galaxy Dry Hop Pseudo Sue Pale Ale"; "Brewing Up History with Field Museum."; "Forged from the raw elements of the universe, this beer’s hoppy flavor comes from the celestial alignment of both Galaxy and Citra hops. Galaxy Dry Hopped Pseudo Sue dwarfs all other Pale Ales."; "Live beer, please refrigerate!"; "Brewed in Beautiful Decorah, IA".

I beCAN be Crack!ing open the vent & then I CANmenced a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I was initially stunned by its lack of clarity, but that could be why they mentioned its being a "live beer". I then allowed it to flow fairly freely since there was no ChANce of achieving clarity. I wound up with just under two fingers of dense, foamy, pillowy, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was a deeply-cloudy, almost murky Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was redolent with grapefruit with a bit of orange/CANgerine mixed in. Mmm. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy, like a dollop had been scooped into my mouth & onto my tongue. I let it roll around there to really get the full juiciness of its flavor. The taste retained the citrusiness of the nose while adding pineapple, pine and an earthy green pepperiness to the equation. I found the totality of it to be just my sort of thing. It was plenty bitter without being astringent. Finish was dry without being gasping. I was very glad to have gotten their distro here in south-central PA & look forward to reviewing more beers from them as a result. YMMV.
Jan 05, 2021
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had from crowler Craft Bar Grand Boulevard Dec 2020
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can born on 9/11/20, poured into a pint glass at 43 degrees F:
L - cloudy and hazy, like grapefruit juice
S - citrus, grapefruit, pineapple
T - juicy with citrus and grapefruit
F - like juice with a bit of carbonation
O - very nice hazy pale
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
look: hazy orange! bravo! also, the can art is just amazing

smell: orange

taste: citra, orange, orange peel, mango, pineapple, melon,

feel: smooth, chuggable, balance,

overall: such a nice one at 6.2% the flavor is very intense, cheers!
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a 16oz can dated 9/11/20, best by 1/9/21 into a pint glass.

Pours an opaque, pale orangish yellow with about one finger of white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smells of blueberries and citrus.

Tastes mainly of citrus-orange and grapefruit. Also picking up some of the berry notes from the smell. Hop bitterness on the backend of the sip.

Mouthfeel is incredibly soft. Nice full body and easy to drink. Mild carbonation. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall...not as good as the original, but pretty darn good.
Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by HairyLeggedBiden from Minnesota

Dec 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.58 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Dec 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.65 by KensWorld from Florida

Dec 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by pkalix from California

Dec 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.79 by Zanico from Ohio

Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.52 by davillanx from Wisconsin

Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Hokie95PSU from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by winehead247 from Georgia

Nov 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.86 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by DvdP from Netherlands

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
. Pours a gorgeous hazy pale yellow, with fluffy white head. Big sweet pineapple and mango smell. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Taste is way more bitter than the smell, grassy, peppery, and some pine. Some fruit underneath, pineapple, citrus.
Nov 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pale gold with a very hazy complexion. There’s a fingernail of dishwater white on top. The aroma is of green veggies and earthy hops. I’m tasting green veggies and deeply earthy hops. The mouth is very smooth and approachable.
Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Nov 20, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can from tfontana, thanks
Hazy lemon yellow with a decent sized bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Lemony grapefruit earth and grass on the nose with bits of mineral water and light sweet bread. I love Galaxy, but this lacks imho.
Nov 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.36 by beerbones from Washington

Nov 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by MickeyHops from California

Nov 12, 2020
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Reviewed by RJBT from California

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Ordered a 4pk from Halftime beverage for shipping to CA. Canning date of 9/3/20 stamped on the bottom of the cans.

Look - Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a 2 finger head that slowly recedes.

Smell - Heavy pine on the nose with some citrus qualities.

Taste - Not as citrusy as the nose. Lots of pine and guava. Bitter finish from the Galaxy hops with a slight hint of metal. Not my favorite.

Feel - Full mouthfeel, decent carbonation.

Overall this is a great IPA but it is not the same powerhouse that I think the OG Pseudo is. With the introduced Galaxy hops this beer takes on an added layer of depth that detracts from the fruit flavors of the OG and adds an unwanted bitter finish. Will drink again but I’d rather reach for the OG Pseudo.
Nov 11, 2020
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy pale yellow from the can, thick foamy head that recedes leaving big patchy islands on the surface, solid retention. Nose is bright galaxy hops, juicy but resinous. Flavor is balanced between juice and resin, with a moderately bitter finish; underlying notes of grain and tropical fruit emerge as it warms, with nice piney notes mixing in as well. Finish is dry with a full mouthfeel that nevertheless maintains some crispness.
Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by JonB25 from Delaware

Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.81 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2020
Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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