Supa' Sumo
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #33
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
97
Ranked #372
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 4.97%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
439
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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SCORE
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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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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Friday at 09:50 PM
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SHDoyle from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +2.9%
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%
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 -7.9%
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 +0.5%
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 -7%
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 -6.8%
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 -3.6%
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 -1.6%
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 +7.2%
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 -4.5%
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

3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
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 -6.8%
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 -2.5%
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 -14.4%
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 -5.6%
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 +1.6%
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
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial can-shaped glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out, murky rustic blonde. Loose foamy white head.

Nose
Pineapple, dank, mango, peach, passion fruit, and guava.

Taste
Pineapple, orange cream, and mango rind. Green tea and honey. Earthy dank and slight guava. Some aspirin like bitterness and grapefruit pith lingers.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth, juicy, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Silky and juicy with a moderate bitterness.

Feb 11, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright hazy yellow/orange. Large white head, good retention and fine lacing. Aroma is pineapple, peach, and orange. Flavor follows the nose, sweet up front with a nice touch of slight bitterness in the finish. Feel is smooth with decent carbonation. Overall a nice beer that gives King Sue a run for its money.

Feb 07, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a can of this beer from my good friend and old neighbor from Oswego. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had dank fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus fruit hop appeal. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Nov 11, 2019
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EMH73 from New York

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, opaque orange with a massive, well retained white head that globs of lacing. Smells of citrus and tropical fruits and herbal notes. Tastes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, tangerine peel, mango, honeydew melon, pineapple, herbal notes and a bit of floral notes. Medium bodied, light carbonation, thick syrupy mouth feel, light bitterness.

Sep 04, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Sumo can pour into a pint glass with a slightly cloudy deep golden body and a two finger, thick white cap. The head rises up fast and has very good retention and a consistent creamy texture. Eventually the glass is decorated with large webs of lacing.

S- Citrus, dank weed and floral hops come on in a medium level. Fresh grapefruit, oranges, tangerine, mango, pineapple and a hint of melon. A tiny hint of cereal grains and sweetness.

T- The melon and mango open up a bit more as the citrus and dank weed hops remain strong. Big grapefruit and tangerine open up for mango, melon, bubble gum, clementine, floral and dank herbal hops. Kind of tame but at the same time has a nice balance of the hop flavors and no aggressive off flavors. A hint of cereal, bread and sweetness but mostly the fruity hops.

MF- Medium bodied DIPA with very puffy texture that is a bit foamy as well. Carbonation is towards the high side and grapefruit pith bitterness lingers in the finish.

Bright and bitter citrus marries a bit of soft sweet fruits and then some dankness. Not reinventing the wheel here but a solid balance of hops without anything wrong.

Sep 01, 2019
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright orange with a nice thick white head great retention lots of sticky lacing

Nose is bitter citrus peel, pineapple and orange

nice tropical flavors orange, mango nice bitter balance

Medium bodied soft well carbonated nice dry finish

Overall a very well done IPA easy drinking great flavors.

Aug 26, 2019
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farrago from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strong 2-3 finger head, very agitated with mixed bubble sizes, retention is so-so, wispy lacing. Fully cloudy dark gold colored liquid, can’t see any carbonation. The nose is pungent and persistent, the core of dank herbal matter and tar overcome by overripe and juicy notes of tangelo citrus, tropical pineapple, mango, papaya fruit as well as lemongrass, pine sap and basil, has sufficient savory edge that the fruit doesn’t make it smell monochrome. Surprisingly medium-bodied, however, the syrupy texture definitely saps it of freshness even if it accentuates and extends many of the flavors. Peach cobbler, apricot paste sweeten up the pineapple, guava, more fruit cocktail than freshly cut fruit. Mint, violets and a breezier pine add some sense of motion, likewise the carbonation doesn’t prickle but does move things forward. Orange sherbet to pink grapefruit juice flavors. Minimal herbaceousness, tarry and earthy but not all that bitter. If there could be such a thing, it might fit into a “dessert IPA” category. (Canned 7/4/19)

Aug 19, 2019
Supa' Sumo from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 439 ratings