Supa' Sumo | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yossha! A challenger approaches to tame the King , the Supa’ Sumo. Armed with the harmonizing balance of Citra and Mosaic hops, he steps into the ring. Who will win? Experience this tantalizing turmoil of TG titans and savor each sip until victory is claimed.

Added by Jason on 02-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#357
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
193
pDev:
5.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
34
Trade:
2
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Photo of beantownsour93
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soze47
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful in the glass from a 2.5 week old bomber from bottle date. Head dissipates back into a golden and murky body. I get spring onions and grass on the nose - rather sharp and interesting. Not a lot of malt sweetness on this guys. Rind, resin, and hints of garlic lay on the taste with an old school heavy ibu finish. Great beer for a classic double if you enjoy heavy doses of these hops - they aren’t for everyone.

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Photo of BKotch
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy dark golden color with a dense head. One of the dankest smelling beers I have experienced. Hints of weed, garlic, and citrus. The flavor lacks depth and certainly subtlety. Admittedly I am not Citra's biggest fan, and it certainly did not put on a good showing here. And then the masters of Mosaic seemed to let their game lapse with this offering. The beer tastes good, but I expected to be blown away by TG with this type of beer.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of randyf3
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 22 fl oz (1 pint 6 fl oz) bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Bottled on 03/27/18
Served in a teku

Hazy, glowing orange appearance. The liquid was topped by an inch-tall, bright white, meringue-like crown that fell to a thick, frothy, lasting collar. Some spotty lacing trickled down the glass after each sip.

The aroma was outstanding. Dank, musty cannabis notes dominated. The Mosaic hops were definitely in full effect. This smelled just like fragrant, high quality weed. Loads of onion character too. Moderately sweet. Bit of honey-like maltiness. Citrus notes were also apparent. Juicy orange came through strong. As the beer warmed, the cannabis presence intensified.

The flavor profile featured a terrific, balanced mix of dank cannabis and bright citrus notes. Strong tangerine and clementine presence on the front end. Moderately tart and tangy. Big weed-like notes. Lots of onion character too. Grapefruit appeared as the beer moved along the palate. The beer finished with some pithy grapefruit rind and a subtle dry, lingering bitterness.

Nice frothy, medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Slick and smooth. The liquid contained a zippy, fairly aggressive effervescence that fluffed up nicely on the palate.

Many of Toppling Goliath’s hoppy beers are very Mosaic forward, but this might be the biggest Mosaic bomb of them all. The dank, weedy, oniony presence was really over the top, and the Citra hops contributed some nice grapefruity notes. My only knock against this beer, like many of TG’s hoppy bottled offerings, is the priceoint. Hopefully this will be less of an issue when they are all available in canned four packs.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Expensive but this brewery has earned it. Recently distributed in MA. I picked up some Pseudo Sue cans recently and they tasted legit. I haven't had this one but their hoppy beers are world class in my mind. Pours rather opaque but not turbid or muddy. Nice cap of foam. I don't think the aroma jumps out of the glass like I wanted it to but it is still quite nice. Tangy citrus, some green onion, melon, etc. Flavor is bright and vibrant. Haven't had a DIPA with some IBUs behind it in a while. Bursting with citrus soaked melons and some grassy undertones. Alcohol peeps up in the finish but I don't mind it. Overall, I don't like this one as much as some of their others but I also think I may not enjoy some of the others as much nowadays anyway. Yummy but the price point hurt in the end.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattycasey
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dental
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Supa' Sumo from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 193 ratings