Supa' Sumo
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #32
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
97
Ranked #377
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 4.97%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
421
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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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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Reviews by FBarber:
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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured quite hazy and opaque - Would appear to be dry hopped. Nice head with good retention and lacing. Smell was a pungent aroma of orange and peach, grapefruit and mango - very fruity and aromatic. The hops just pop. Taste followed the nose with a nice array of orange, grapefruit, mango and peach flavors coming together with a hoppy bitterness that comes from dry hopping. Not overly bitter, but certainly some nice bitterness on the back end cutting any sweetness. Feel was a bit fizzy, light and dangerously drinkable. Overall this is NOT a NE style IPA as some other reviewers have noted - but then again, it isn't marketed, labelled, or intended as such. Its a dry hopped DIPA and as that - its fantastic.

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FBarber from Illinois, Aug 31, 2017
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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.

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jhavs from New Hampshire, Sep 01, 2017
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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.

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Franziskaner from Missouri, Jan 26, 2019
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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.

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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, Sep 18, 2017
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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.

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MattyG85 from Minnesota, Sep 09, 2017
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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.

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

Ben1313 from New Hampshire, Apr 14, 2018
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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.

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mpipe from Minnesota, Aug 30, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania, Feb 05, 2020
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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!

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Pablo35 from Pennsylvania, Feb 20, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cryptichead from Illinois, Apr 21, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tmcarter23
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tmcarter23 from Michigan, Oct 26, 2019
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4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Eman17 from Illinois, Aug 20, 2017
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4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

dms1767 from Nebraska, Sep 03, 2017
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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!

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dcotom from Iowa, Sep 01, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boilerup from Maryland, May 10, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

driftlessbeer from Wisconsin, Aug 24, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtm426
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

dtm426 from Michigan, Sep 09, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

ian_graf from Minnesota, Jan 15, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bigred89 from Maryland, Aug 24, 2019
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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.

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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania, Dec 14, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Supa' Sumo from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 421 ratings