Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Pseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-HoppedPseudo Sue - Galaxy Dry-Hopped
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #18
Ranked #677
4.35 | pDev: 5.98%
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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DvdP from Netherlands

3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
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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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
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
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -18.4%
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
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RJBT from California

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
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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BubbleBobble from New York

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
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
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow haze with fluffy, foamy head that just kinda hangs out. Citrusy aroma, subtle grapefruit and pale malty sweetness. Papaya, grapefruit, orange rind, some grassiness, hints of melon and guava. Good bitterness, well carbonated and still pretty fresh, not enough body for me but it holds up alright. Nice twist on a classic.

Nov 07, 2020
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange with soapy, airy head.

Smell is juicy and hoppy with notes of citrus, nectarine, melon and a dank herbalness.

Taste is juicy and hoppy with a solid, slightly mineral bitterness. Notes of dank melon, citrus nectarine and some herbs.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific APA/IPA hybrid.

Nov 07, 2020
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UWDAWG from Washington

3.64/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Pale gold, hazy, average head retention and lacing, white frothy head.

Smell- Orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple.

Taste- Grapefruit, pineapple, extremely harsh herbal finish.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, medium bitterness, very astringent harsh finish.

Overall- Unfortunately the favor profile did not match the nose.

Nov 06, 2020
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dd53grif from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Tavour treat. Pours a hazy orange color with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is citrus,grapefruit and orange. Tastes of orange and grapefruit juice. Very smooth. Taste starts out juicy and finishes slightly bitter.

Oct 31, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can.
Canned 09/04/20.
Into BIBCO Willie.

Got this one in southern Missouri. We don't even get it here and we're right next door. I don't think KC had it either. I'll never figure out TG's distribution path.

This beer pours one of the most marvelous, juiciest bodies I've seen in awhile. It certainly looks different from the regular Pseudo which has been more foggy than juicy as of late (I've stopped buying it because the taste has changed as well). Creamy cap of 2 fingers, lots of lace destroying the glass, recedes at a slow pace and rests at about a finger.

The aromas in this beer are world-class. Soft, pungent, wet, sweet, and lightly crisp. Lots of wet tropical aromas going on here. All of the fruits are soft here, not citric or hard. Papaya, melon, starfruit, peach milkshake, pineapple sherbet, slight nectarine. This reminds me of Tree House Haze, no joke.

Oh..... flavor just pissed the bed. It's woody and stiff, with sawdust and plant matter. This is plain not enjoyable, period. A little grapefruit rind comes in, with some lemon peel, peppercorn, chive, and tangerine. Not soft or smooth at all. Some astringency, and some actual green hop burn. Need to do a palate reset every now and again on this beer so it doesn't get too harsh. Hard and bitter, the opposite of the nose. What a turnaround.

Feel is creamy and soft, with good juiciness and acidity, bites the cheeks and palate, this is okay by me and is a pretty spot on New England style feel.

Overall, I did not entirely finish this one. I think that says a lot. There are elements that can be gleaned from it, but man this was harsh. As of the last year or so, TG IPA has just been way too woody and too green no matter what date is stamped on the can. I think this may have possibly been a good beer a couple years ago, but what's in this can in 2020 could easily be dropped to an 88 or 89. They've had quality issues in the past, some growing pains when they started distributing nationally...seems like it has come back again (or they just had a rare good run back in 2017-2018). This is better than a lot of beers but for what you'd expect it's quite the downer. This is probably my last TG beer for awhile.

Price paid : $3.50 / can
Would buy again : no

Oct 28, 2020
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farrago from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Modest one finger head, bright white, adequate retention, wispy lacing, the liquid a vivid yellow in spite of full opacity. The nose boisterously dank, marijuana for sure and sometimes close to vegetal, black peppercorns, sour grapefruit, kind of hard to get to the passion fruit, peach, pineapple scents. Full-bodied, on the sluggish side, feels like ketchup moving across the palate. Thankfully the carbonation capable of pricking the fat and creating some sense of motion. Very dry, sucks the moisture out of the herbaceousness. The white grapefruit joined by naval orange. Dry pine sap. Finding it difficult to parse distinct fruit flavors, puckering and tropical. Tarry and slightly smoky. Love the regular Pseudo Sue but not digging this riff on it. (Canned 9/4/20)

Oct 25, 2020
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 9-11-20
Since this is PS Galaxy, I'll just go with: It's PS all the first. The aroma is almost spot on for PS, with a nudge toward the tropical (pineapple) side. The taste was almost pure PS, but as the beer warmed (10-15 min) a fairly harsh hop burn came into play. It wasn't so bad that I'd never have another, so I just adjusted accordingly.

Oct 23, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

3.09/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

5 oz pour on tap. This seems nothing like regular PseudoSue. There is an off flavor, kind of astringent and green, though not hop burn. I'm having a hard time nailing it down exactly, but it's not pleasant. I have to assume it came from the Galaxy hops. Regardless, I'm sorry, but something is majorly off here.

Oct 19, 2020
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SHDoyle from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Pale straw color and completely hazy with a trace of white head/lacing. Smell is somewhat subdued but balanced, with notes of mango, melon, green pepper and floral aromas coming through. Taste is a bit more muddled with mango and ripe fruits dominating before a grapefruit finish. Body is medium and carbonation is medium-high.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) Good, but not as good as plain old Pseudo Sue. The flavor felt a bit confused for me and I couldn't pick out many specifics. Not a bad beer, but not worth picking up if the base beer is available.

Oct 18, 2020
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. Can
PKG: 09/11/20
BEST BY: 01/09/21

Poured into a Trillium glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, nectarine, apricot), with a pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, nectarine, apricot), with a pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Very nice to see it around here. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake!

Oct 11, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 9/11/20, so a month old.

Thick and very hazy orange juice colored body. Small bright white head shrinks to a ring and covering. Some lacing initially.

Dull and dank aroma.

On tasting, dry, herbal and dank. Somehow, it also makes the mouth water.

Mouth between medium and full, finish bitter and herbal.

Overall, seems like these Pseudo Sue variants don't work for me. The original reigns supreme.

Oct 09, 2020
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unsurprisingly, this is a damn tasty twist on the original. Nothing so far tops regular ol' Sue though. Canned 9/11

The galaxy adds a lot of extra citrus and a dry, bracing bitterness at the finish. I can't get enough TG...

Oct 08, 2020
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woodchipper from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 9/11/2020 to a Nonic at fridge temp.
Super hazy yellow/orange body with a medium white head that fades and laces some, but poorly.
Smell is musty and dank, not fruity at all.
Taste is bitter but good. Galaxy dominates to the max as advertised. Rind, rind, rind.
Mouthfeel is pretty thick for a Sue.
Overall, good, but I would rather drink the original.

Oct 03, 2020
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - creamy slight tan yellow color with a great white foam
Smell - smell those hops... cheesey dank melon and citrus
Taste - slightly dank lemon oat taste
Feel - creamy medium body with a light carb
Overall - really tasty but I think I like the normal way better

Sep 24, 2020
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Can to snifter.

LOOK: Slightly hazy yellow. Solid white head. Good retention.

Aroma: citrus, melon, leaves,ash.

Taste: citrus, pine, ash, ash builds throughout.

Feel: light to medium body, very good carbonation. Slight "tackiness" sap/sticky.

Not as good as regular DDH,or even regular PseudoSue, but still enjoyable.


Sep 20, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass. It smelled of melon, grapefruit, pineapple and subtle orange notes. Sweet tropical fruit taste with lightly toasted caramel and a mild bitterness.

Sep 11, 2020
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Underclaw from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Aug 24, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
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

Aug 21, 2019
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
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-

Aug 09, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Aug 06, 2019
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