Supa' Sumo
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #36
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
97
Ranked #405
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.2%
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
465
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
97
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Notes: 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.
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Toppling Goliath Supa' Sumo DIPA, 7.8% ABV. Pours hazy yellow with a 2+ finger white head that left lots of lacing. Nose is danky pine, melon, and citrus, taste follows, slightly sweet, moderately bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Mar 12, 2021
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange in color with an opaque, unfiltered appearance. Poured with a moderate creamy, white foam with good retention. Mellow, dank, citrus aromas, orange and sweet melon with light malty notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation, a lightly smooth feel. Mellow, dank, citrus flavors and sweet fruitiness, with light malty notes. Medium light bitterness through the middle followed fruity citrus and melon flavors followed by light piney notes. Finished semi-dryly with citrus and piney hop notes and light sweet booziness. Juicy, tasty, hoppy, dank, and very drinkable.

Sep 07, 2020
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy cream-orange with a large tan head.

Smell: Tons of juicy orange and grapefruit. Minty herbal hop aroma. Hints of vanilla and hop dankness.

Taste: Orange juice, hops, grapefruit, and more orange juice. Hop flavor is present throughout and nicely balanced, no bitterness. Huge juicy-hazy IPA flavor. A hint of alcohol warmth.

Feel: Creamy and crisp.

Overall: Really delicious, just loaded with hop flavor but not overpowering. This is the third beer I've had from this brewery, and I've been impressed every time.

Sep 05, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

hearty, the most hop saturated beer I've had for quite a while, very full body.
this beer is really good I actually might like this one more than King Sue, yummy, I've been missing it all the time, sadly it's hard to get this beer in NJ

Aug 31, 2020
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
08/28/2020

can to a tulip glass. just after sampling NUGMO.

LOOK: darker yellow. healthy off white head
Aroma: grass and some muted citrus fruits. strength of aroma about 4/10.
TASTE: orange, musty grape, pineapple,palm, muted sweetness.
FEEL: pretty smooth, medium body, light carbonation.

Not as good as Nugmo, so a bit overrated IMHO, but still a nice smooth sipping DIPA.

**

Aug 28, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: hazy burt orange and fluffy yellow color. a hint of light yellow, and a fluffy 1 finger off-white head

s: dank pineapple, mango, strawberry, and grass. sweet caramel, and a touch of sugar. passionfruit and apricots. a little bit of garlic and onion. sweet orange juice and a touch of candied lemon. really nice aroma on this

t: follows the nose nicely. dank grass, onion, garlic, and pineapple. sweet mango, dragonfruit, and peach. strawberry and white sugar. papaya, and orange juice behind that. there's an herbal bitterness towards the end here as well as some bready malts. however, the bitterness is very minimal

m: lighter side of full on the mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

o: this is a really nice NEDIPA. it's not overly sweet. has a nice blend of tropical sweetness, earthy notes, and the right amount of malts. the touch of bitterness at the end balances it out nicely

Aug 21, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely delicious double IPA. Just as I expected! 6/25/20 packaged date on can, best by 10/23/20. Pours a darker hazy golden color with some fluffy white head and glorious small soapy sheets of lingering lacing that clung to the glass. Smells of crisp ripe grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, orange, mango, guava, passion fruit. Also some creamy vanilla, malt, lighter floral hops. Taste follows the nose, excellent balance, terrific and easy to drink despite the higher ABV. Smooth, slightly creamy, sticky mouthfeel and great carbonation retention. An outstanding beer!

Aug 08, 2020
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Fantastic tan-ish, orange-ish yellow super hazy color with a nice lasting sticky white foam
Smell - Super tropical, orange, grapefruit and pineapple with a slight caramel malt backbone and sweet creamy smell
Taste - pineapple orange juice with a splash of grapefruit but not much. Slight caramel malt backbone and a little bit of honey
Feel - Medium full body with a medium lighter carbonation. slight creaminess
Overall - Tasty but the smell is better than the look.

Jul 31, 2020
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SHDoyle from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Cloudy, orange/tan color with not head and only minimal lacing. Smell is pineapple, mango, grapefruit, dankness and resin. Strong tropical fruit notes. Taste is milder than the aroma but has the same general flavors with possibly a hint of melon and more grapefruit on the finish. Body is medium to heavy for an IPA with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) A very well constructed, solid IPA. Some reviewers compare it to King Sue and while the two beers have similarities, King Sue is clearly the better of the two in my opinion. I wouldn't necessarily seek this out, especially at its price point, but I wouldn't necessarily pass on it either.

Jul 30, 2020
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh TG is an extremely welcome addition to the crowded shelves here in PA. Canned 6/25.

Hell and yes this is freakin good. Sweet, juicy tropical fruit, pineapple especially comes to mind. Hints of grapefruit, honey, and honeydew plus plenty more make for an outstanding IPA.

Jul 28, 2020
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange with a 3 finger white head that leaves excellent lacing.

Bright citrus with undertones of stone fruits on the nose and palate. Very flavorful with a medium bitter finish.

Medium smooth mouthfeel.

Another great offering from TP. Very enjoyable and satisfying. Recommended.

Jul 27, 2020
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beerbully from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Golden hue, murky, opaque....1 finger head, lacing is moderate

S-I can smell this beer from a foot away.....dank, over ripe melon rind, candied malts, stone fruits

T-Sweetness from malts and tropical fruit hops.....slight piney, citrus rind bitterness in the finish

F-Slick and oily, low to med. carb, ABV is muted

O- Solid but not a game changer

Jul 25, 2020
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Cloudy yellow with a two finger off white head. Retention is good moderate lacing. Hard to see carbonation because of the cloudiness.
Smell: Very fresh and clean. It has the pungent tropical fruit and citrus aroma that Citra and Mosaic hops are known for.
Taste: Sweet on the tip of the tongue and kind of sweet all the way back. I wasn’t expecting a bitterness bomb and it isn’t one despite being 100 IBU. Either the bitterness is attenuated by the malt or my taste buds have adapted. Probably some of each.
Flavor: Full of flavor, like launching a Citra/Mosaic missile into your mouth. There’s ripe, juicy milieu of papaya, tangerine, orange, mango, pineapple, melon, peach, apricot along with notes of lemon, floral, and just a tiny hint of black pepper.
Feel: Light to moderate mouthfeel. Soft carbonation but does kind of tingle the tip of the tongue. Finishes clean.
Overall: Canned three weeks ago has a very fresh presence to it. I thought it tasted like King Sue until I pulled out a King Sue and drank them side by side. It definitely has its own distinct flavor profile. Both beers are top of the line brews. If you like one, you’ll like the other. Supa’ Sumo does not have an aggressive bone it its body. King Sue is a little more in your face. I will be drinking this again, for sure.

Jul 23, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, canned 7/2/20. Pours hazy orange gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet wheat malt and fruit with big piney hops.

The flavor is sweet wheat malt and some fruit with a big piney resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice hazy DIPA.

Jul 23, 2020
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not reinventing the wheel here, prototypical mosaic and citra combo. Some melon rind in the finish. Nothing stood out to me on this one, nothing wrong either.

Jul 16, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 6/25/20, so not even 3 weeks old

Great looking beer. Hazy but not murky dull yellow with hints of orange body. Good white head shrinks to a solid covering, leaving very good lacing initially.

Aromas of overripe fruit with a little dankness.

Beautiful tasting beer. Citrus notes, a faint pine, lightly dank, warm in the back of the throat. One of those beers that makes you want to take another mouthful right away.

Mouth is only medium, finish hoppy, slightly warm. Also coats the tongue a little.

Overall, another in a long line of top notch ipas/pales from TG. Looking forward to the other 3 in the fridge, might be a wrench to save one for my S-I-L

Jul 12, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It poured from a can yellowish orange and nearly without a head. There was little residue left on the glass as it dwindled. There's a wonderful hoppy aroma, which carries nicely into the taste. I generally like an ale with body, but something here is off to me. The mouth feel is relatively smooth, but there's a stickiness that's almost cloyingly sweet. This is obviously a well-crafted beer, but I prefer a cleaner dry finish.

Jun 12, 2020
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Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another one so similar to King Sue that I cannot tell the difference. Perhaps I could if I were to drink both at same time to compare. Regardless, love this as much as King Sue!

May 01, 2020
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Glass: Pure Project 16-oz. snifter glass
Price: n/a
From: My cousin Sam
Purchased: n/a; Received Feb. 25, 2020
Consumed: Feb. 27, 2020
Misc.: Packaged on Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:29 a.m. CT; Best by May 14, 2020

Thanks, Sam!

Got this and a whole bunch of other goodies from Sam. Wouldn’t have a lot of time to drink some new beer because of work this weekend, so had this first because it was Toppling Goliath (duh) and probably the one I was most looking forward to. TG website called it, “This double IPA is a hazy triumph made possible by the combination of Mosaic and Citra hops giving it pineapple and orange flavors that will smash into your taste buds.” Mosaic, Citra and Toppling Goliath? What a combo.

Poured a hazy medium yellow-to-golden color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Could see a few bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled caramel, overripe peach, orange peel, pineapple, melon, Citra, floral, Mosaic, grapefruit rind, mango, pine, herbal and wet grass. Big Citra, orange peel, pineapple and pine from the can. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was a little better than the nose. In order got huge Citra, pineapple, overripe peach, apricot, melon, bitter orange peel, tangerine, red grapefruit rind, lemon zest, caramel, light Mosaic, floral, perfume, mango, passion fruit, oily pine, spruce, herbal, fresh-cut grass and lingering peppery spice. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Dry, spicy finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just another excellent IPA from Toppling Goliath. Glad I got to try it. (Overall - 4.25)

4.23 | 94 | A-

Apr 15, 2020
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single can from Bine and Vine in San Diego.
Pours a hazy, milky, uniform golden yellow with a finger of short lived dirty off white head.
Aroma is an inviting fruity melange of ripe orange, pineapple, mango, peach, and just a touch of dankness.
Taste starts with sweet orange/orange creamsicle, ripe pineapple, extremely juicy, some leafy earthy hoppiness, mild dankness, but then a slightly acrid, aspirin bitterness builds at the sides and back of the palate.
Medium, easily drinkable, mouthfeel with a fruity creaminess - really well made beer, but every once in a while I come across a (typically) hazy beer with the bitterness that my palate reacts to as it does to cilantro - really good beer but not the world class on my palate.

Apr 09, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque, dirty yellow body; thick and soapy white head. Citrus aroma; freshly cut orange slices; a bit of grapefruit; tangerine. Initial taste hit of acidic citrus fruit; white grapefruit; then a bit of biscuit and cracker creeps into the picture; nicely balanced bitterness. Heavy body; coarse with carbonation and a dry, acidic bite.

A three-month old beer, yet it still backs a decent punch. Like many beers, I bought a single, stashed it away and kind of forgot about it. But, it doesn't seem to have degraded things to much.

Apr 05, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am home with my CANned beer for The CANQuest (tm) & that may be enough for these next couple of weeks. I am forced into reapplying for unemployment thanks to school closures, but I should be okay until something new & different happens. I have a load of books to read & plenty of beer to drink with a modicum of TV to watch.

From the CAN: "Double India Pale Ale"; "This Double India Pale Ale is a hazy triumph made possible by the combination of Mosaic and Citra hops giving it pineapple and orange flavors that will smash into your taste buds."; "Live beer, please refrigerate!"; "Brewed in beautiful Decorah, IA".

I beCAN by Crack!ing open the vent as The Dropkick Murphys played in their live stream on St. Pat's (2020). I was happy as it quickly formed just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was lemon-grapefruit citrusy with tropical fruit sweetness & my mouth was summarily watering unCANtrollably. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite big enough for me to characterize it as "creamy", but it was on the approach. The taste was what I have been arguing for since I finally had enough of Southern Hemisphere hops-only AIPAs. It melded PNW hops beautifully with SoHem hops to lighten each of their loads. What do I mean by that? Non-hopheads (NOT me) have long CANplained that PNW hops impart too much bitterness (NOT IMHO) & I CANter that if I want a tropical fruit salad, I will get one at the supermarket! This blended both flavors to cut both bitterness & sweetness & I was totally digging it. Finish was dry, on the cusp of semi-dry, just to keep things in bounds. This is a welcome addition to all of the distro that we get here in PA & I am thankful. YMMV.

Mar 17, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from Tfontana, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy lemon yellow in color with a huge frothy bone white head that persists. Earthy tropical citrus with light pith and a light sweet bread to counter.

Mar 15, 2020
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sumo from TG Citra and Mosaic hops
L-4 A-4 T- 4.25 MF 4.25 O 4.25

poured from a can into a can glass, thin dissipating head, straw yellow hazy color
Aroma is tropical and earthy with a hint of pineapple
Taste is pineapple and orange rind and kind of creamy
It’s pretty dank to astringent with a bit of a fizz on the tongue. Pineapple and orange rind notes. It finishes bitter and dry
Overall it’s a tasty DIPA, not sweet at all and on the bitter to dry side

Feb 24, 2020
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Wasatch from Colorado

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

16 oz. Can
PKG: 01/15/20
BEST BY: 05/14/20

Poured into a Tree House 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 very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, apricot), with a pretty nice little diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, 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, again. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake!

Feb 23, 2020
Supa' Sumo from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 465 ratings