Supa' Sumo
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #32
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
97
Ranked #368
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.19%
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
453
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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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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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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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bottle poured into snifter.

Super hazy, orange straw, near opaque. Think off white head that settles into collar around the glass leaving lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earthy resins, tropical fruit and a hint of something vegetal.

Bright citrus flavor with deep resinous earthy pine. Over-ripe tropical fruits and grassy plants. Hint of sweetness and back end bitterness balances everything out.

Moderate carbonation and medium body, smooth, bitter finish.

Big aroma and flavor, blend of hop characteristics, hazy as can be.

Sep 01, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow with a massive haziness. There’s a fingernail of eggshell white around the rim and a small amount of the top. I’m smelling a lot of tropical fruit including pineapple, mango, and citrus. I’m tasting loads of pineapple, mango, and citrus. The mouth is thick and moderately sticky.

Jan 26, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with a thing soapy white head on top. The lacing is good. The smell of beer is pretty damn nice. Loaded with dank citrus. The taste is great too the flavors of citrus and pungent resin. The feel is medium bodied, creamy and smooth. Overall it's outstanding.

Sep 18, 2017
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big two finger off white head that slowly settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A very juicy and dank hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine resin. Citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, melon, lemon, and tangerine along with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine resin, grass, and cannabis. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker. A really good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and dank hop driven taste with big notes of citrus fruit and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, melon, and lemon along with pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A really great Imperial IPA. Huge juicy and piney hop flavor with balanced bitterness.

Sep 09, 2017
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Will_Edgar for sending me a couple of these bottles! Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Did not record an exact consumption date; likely early September, 2017.

A: Very hazy to turbid orangish gold. Not much carbonation visible through the haze, but forms almost two-fingers of white head that has very nice retention.

S: Really nice here – bright citrus, dank, tropical fruits, and melon. Notes of stone fruit mixed with the cracker malts. Maybe a bit more melon and spice than would be my personal preference, but still solid.

T: Oranges and mangos and melons. Dank, pineapple, and a little onion-y hops. Cracker malt body that feels quite substantial. More tropical fruits, dank, and juicy citrus near the swallow, and the citrus pith bitterness ultimately lasts the longest.

M: Medium to full-bodied for a DIPA. Average carbonation sensation. The alcohol content is extraordinarily well-hidden, though the listed ABV is quite tame for a DIPA.

O: Quite enjoyable, though I would prefer the King Sue to this on a personal level. Nice juicy, citrusy flavors for sure.

Mar 22, 2019
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Ben1313 from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 14, 2018
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mpipe from Minnesota

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

650ml bomber purchased in Decorah for 10 bucks.

The beer pours a copper color with a slight haze. It looks more than appealing. Matter of fact, it demands attention. Two things draw my attention: (1) Haze, as in OJ; (2) Wonderful copper with slight haze. This offers a nice copper color with a foamy white head with solid retention and lacing. The aroma is herbaceous with slight citrus, tropical, bright, dank, floral, piney, and fresh grass. The taste is bright, juicy hops, yet dank somehow. It’s slightly confusing in some way. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style; light, carbonated, lively, and smooth with a dry finish.

The backend is bitter in a passive aggressive way; it’s there but doesn’t insult?

This is great to find, not seek. It’s different in a great way compared to other TG offerings. The price is slightly high, but I’ll forgot the extra two bucks for something different.

Aug 30, 2018
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Feb 05, 2020
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Pablo35 from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great brew from TG!

Feb 20, 2020
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cryptichead from Illinois

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

Apr 21, 2018
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Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 13, 2017
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tmcarter23 from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 26, 2019
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aug 20, 2017
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dms1767 from Nebraska

4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sep 03, 2017
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dcotom from Iowa

4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22-ounce "bomber" into a TeKu. This is beautiful in appearance, if you like a hazy, juicy-looking, light orange-yellow body underneath a thick, brilliant white, long-lasting head that leaves lots of spotty lacing as it settles. Malt forward at fridge temperature, but becomes nicely balanced as it warms. Lots of citrus as expected, with notes of orange, grapefruit, and orange zest. The nice resiny bitterness begins to come through at close to cellar temperature. Medium mouthfeel, with a crisp, bitter finish. Another one out of the park for TG. Kanpai!

Sep 01, 2017
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Boilerup from Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 10, 2018
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driftlessbeer from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 24, 2015
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hockeypuck from Maine

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

Feb 01, 2020
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dtm426 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sep 09, 2017
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Jneumar

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Feb 06, 2020
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ian_graf from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 15, 2019
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bigred89 from Maryland

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

Aug 24, 2019
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is such an amazingly tasty Imperial IPA. Lots of tropical and fruity notes but also dank notes. Very chewable and with just about the right amount of bitterness.

Dec 14, 2017
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
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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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 453 ratings