Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #17
Ranked #634
4.36 | pDev: 5.5%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
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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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 405
Photo of Underclaw
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16 oz can dated 6/28/19. Last can in beer store and a knowing employee told me to grab it. So much anticipated. Upon drinking was a tad disappointed in that the Galaxy (at least with this sample) did not really push through. Still, a very nice drink. Poured a hazy yellow, slight notes of grapefruit and slight pine. Definitely want to try more.

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Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into chalice. Dated 6/28/19.
Look is beautiful hazy yellow. Smell is sweet tropical fruit and citrus. Taste follows nose with a nice little grapefruit bite at the end. Feel is medium. Overall another really good beer from them. A little more fruity than original

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Pure Project 14-oz. Teku glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 19, 2019
Consumed: July 19, 2019
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: Canned on June 28, 2019 at 1:08 p.m. CT; Best by Oct. 26, 2019

Thanks, Sam!

Got this along with seven other beers from Sam. Was really looking forward to it as I have really loved all the previous versions of the Psuedo Sue. Online description read, “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.”

Poured a golden hazy color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky white head. Could see some bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. World-class uneven foamy lacing. Excellent lacing. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Galaxy, buttery notes, Citra, spoiled fruit, passion fruit and melon. Much better out of the can. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted Galaxy, melon, spoiled fruit, passion fruit, fruit punch, Citra, grass and orange. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00)

An outstanding Pseudo Sue variant. I highly recommend it. (Overall - 4.00)

4.03 | 90 | A-

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Photo of barnzy78
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, PKG 06/28/19; best by 10/26/19. Murky and opaque yellow-orange body is capped by a frothy ivory colored head. Galaxy and Citra hop aroma hinting at grapefruit & lemon-lime citrus, tropical passion fruit, and pine. Zesty flavors that are similar to aroma: grapefruit, lemon-lime, passion fruit, guava, pine. Full body, creamy, smooth, and a bit resinous; moderate bitter finish. I like regular Pseudo Sue more, but this was fun to try.

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Photo of brewme
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked-up 5, four-packs as part of a case (I Psuedo Sue) at Bradford's in Plymouth for about $62. Disclosure: I did not realize that they weren't regular PS until they were rung up. Bonus, as I have never seen this in cans. Very nice, like the bite w/ galaxy hops.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy bright orangish yellow with a large white pillow of a head . Good retention, nice lacing. Aroma is lots of fresh citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor follows the nose with just a slight bitterness in the finish. Feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Overall a fantastic beer from a fantastic base beer.

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Photo of Stooven
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz can dated 6/28/19. I have not had previous varieties of this. Very pleasantly surprised by the appearance. But for the price point, if you can get Hop Butcher you'll be immensely more satisfied, which is my general opinion of most TG's pricey NEIPAs. If you're in Chicagoland, I would rank this as better than Loosey Juicy and Hubbard's plain-ol Pale Ale, but not as striking as More's (non-double) Dusty. For the money, I'd rather grab, HB, or save a few bucks with Collective Arts' Life in the Clouds or regular Pseudo Sue.

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Photo of beerdedking
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first foray into TG brews. Drove to NY looking for anything TG, and the best I could bring back was this 6 month old Galaxy Pseudo Sue. Just fantastic for an elderly PA. Nose has presumably died down from it's once fresh self, but that's my only knock here as the drinking experience is fantastic. Incredibly juicy and chewy hops with a perfect bitter drying finish. I can only imagine how good this is right off the truck!

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Photo of colts9016
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It seems Galaxy hops are taking over as it is a fantastic dual purpose hop. When I found out Pseudo Sue was dry hopped with galaxy, I knew I needed to try that beer. The OG Pseudo Sue is a great American Pale Ale. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a pint glass. The pour of the beer produced a two finger ivory color head. The frothy and airy head has excellent retention. The head dissipated at a moderately slow rate leaving chunks of lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a pale gold with light straw yellow hues. The super hazy beer prevents light penetration. The overall appearance of the beer is beautiful.

The aromas in the beer are pineapple, citrus, passion fruit, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, a touch of floral, peaches, grassy, lightly toasted malts, crackers, and sweet tropical essence.

The flavors in the beer are pineapple, oranges, mangos, passion fruit, peaches, grapefruit, floral esters, hint of pine, grassy, lightly toasted malts, crackers, lemons, a hint of phenols, and yeast,

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent, crisp and a touch dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a full finish.

The dry hopping with the galaxy hops changes the original Pseduo to more of a fruit bomb. The beer has New England IPA characters but as an American Pale Ale. This an above average Pale Ale. Drives me nuts when people judge these beers an India Pale Ale. Wonderful beer for a warm summer night watching the sunset in the west with a gentle breeze.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hop character. Not a complex IPA, but very tasty tropical and citrus fruit flavors. Thought this dry-hopped Psuedo Sue would come at you with more waves than the single hop main brand, but oddly was less complex.

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Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into tulip glasses
Look: Amber color with about 1 inch of white foamy head. Good retention.
Smell: Plenty of citrus
Taste: Well-balanced mix of hops and citrus. The bitterness of the hops melds very well with the flavor of citrus in this tasty beer.
Feel: Full-bodied beer with mild-to-moderate carbonation.
Overall: Excellent beer that I will certainly try again.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$ 13.28 (Including shipping)/bomber ($ 0.603/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 4/7/19.
“Bottled on 02/12/1919” in green ink on bottle shoulder. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Light yellow and dirty-hazy with moderate effervescence.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.8 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, low density, average, diminishing to a five to ten mm lacy ring fed by effervescence, and a rocky, thick, half-cap. Head retraction also leaves multiple small three-dimensional islands of lacing on the interior of the glass.
Lacing – Good. As the level drops, A band of tiny to small bubbles remain, exhibiting stalactites and prominences. See also above.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Aroma – 4 – As the cap hisses off, a marked citrus aroma invades the room. This is followed by a peachy sweetness. Unfortunately, these rapidly fade leaving only a vague fruitiness.
Flavor – 4 – Begins with moderate bitterness and a light citrus taste. The flavor fades quickly leaving a mild chalky bitterness. No alcohol (6.2 % ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4 – A decent APA in which, at nearly two months old, the galaxy and citra hops are beginning to fade. I think at this age both regular PseudoSue and Pipeworks’ Lizard King are better tasting APAs.

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Photo of mschrei
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy gold dark orange. This stuff looks pure New England style. Light head and lacing. Smell is dank and juicy. Tangy and dank, citrusy and juicy on the taste. Mouth watering, big bold mouth feel. Just a shade under the double dry hopped version, an awesome variation of a legendary base beer.

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Photo of briandgilbert
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-yellow hazy
S-nice hop and citrus notes
T-Yum. Less fruity then regular Sue, dry flavor, but still is very tasty!
F-great IPA flavors and fulls mouth nicely.
O-great Sue Brew!!

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Guinness glass.

Look is a completely hazy orange with yellow highlights and a frothy white head.

Aroma is dense tropical citrus hops.

Taste is absolutely wonderful. Notes of mango and citrus come through.

So delicious.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thick yellow orange. Hazy as hell. Big white head. Dissipates slowly. Foam liners.
Smell is tropical mango passion.
Flavor is fruity tropical on the front dry on the back.
Really good beer overall. My favorite of the Sue

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Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another beer where I preferred the original to the variant. Drank really like a NEIPA than an APA in my opinion. A little one dimensional on the citrus flavor profile.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another Pseudo Sue variant that just nails it - whereas the Mosaic variant added a lot of plush, juicy fruit, this one enhances the tangy citrusiness, almost with a drying effect like wine barrel wood - hard to go wrong with a base beer like 'Sue, eh?

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Photo of Roguer
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big, frothy head atop a pulpy opaque body with hop sediment visible. Retention is very good, and lacing is excellent.

You can notice the hops through the air from several feet away. Up close, big notes of tangerine, mango, melon, pepper, oregano, grass, earthy dankness.

Similar presentation on the palate, albeit a little watery - DIPA aromas, APA mouthfeel. Balance of bright herbs and fruity tones up front - both citrus and tropical, similar to the nose - with moderate dankness on the back end. Very nice moderate-to-heavy bitterness. Light cracker, a touch grainy at times.

Lively and active. The mouthfeel is about exactly right for a 6.2% APA. It's a touch jarring against the massive hop aroma, and requires a bit of settling in to get used to. Semi-dry finish, with hop oils lingering.

This is a fantastically executed beer overall. It's crushable, if you're so inclined, with a bracing and welcome bitterness, and of course, hops for days.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not your father’s Pale Ale. Definitely new school. Similar to NEIPAs ... sweet, but refreshingly citrusy. Crisp enough mouthfeel and finish to still be an American Pale Ale. Winner.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle. Very hazy orange. Smells of tropical fruit and doughy pale malt. Tastes of various tropical fruit. Sweet citrus and mango. Comes off sweet, though it isn't that sweet. Some grapefruit. It isn't the most dynamic. Medium body. It's very good, but a little monotonic.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the bomber a murky orange-yellow with a minimal white head that quickly fades.
Aroma is big citrus, a little floral, tropical and stone fruit.
Taste is citrus with a pithy and bitter punch that follows and lingers. Pine resin, orange pith.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Good stuff but I liked the DDH version more.

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer pours a murky light oranged body with a large amount of bubbly white head. Head disapeared slowly leaving behind a good sized ring while drinking. Solid looking beer with a nice amount of lingering head.

S: Beer has a fruity aroma to it. Smell is very similar to fresh oranges. Assuming the scents are likely from the galaxy hops. The beer has a large but one note aroma profile.

T: The beer's taste profile is more balanced than the nose. Getting juicy flavors of the galaxy hops, but the beer also has the dank earthy notes of citra. The fruit flavors are the dominant taste but there is also a hint of earthy spice like flavors. Well balanced.

M: Very soft creamy mouthfeel. No real noticeable amount of alcohol present while drinking; very easy drinker. Beer has a nice fruity feel to it. Extremely smooth and easy to drink.

O: Probably my favorite Sue version I have had. The beer balances the fruity galaxy and earthy citra mix very well. Very smooth easy drinker that looks the part of a pale ale.

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Photo of keith40
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased at Moonshine in Harwich. Hazy orange color and a citrusy/hoppy nose. Principal flavors are mango, orange and pineapple with a touch of grapefruit on the finish. Another very enjoyable beer (our 9th) from TG.

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Photo of steve412smith
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Before trying this beer I was unaware that this was the galaxy hopped version of the original Pseudo Sue Pale Ale. After living in Boston and trying many Trillium beers with galaxy hops, this felt like a taste of home.

It pours a hazy orange with a vibrant citrus smell as soon as you open the bottle. Hazy, crisp, and clean. Medium bodied and tropical. Absolutely love beers of this style.

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Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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