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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): 8.00%

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:
#419
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
129
pDev:
5.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. White head with lace. Hazy sunset gold.

Orange juice and pulp all around. Big citrus and fruit. Some pineapple. Some grapefruit. Very smooth and soft. Light bitterness in the finish. Earthy hops. Really solid.

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Photo of jhavs
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of boogerisu
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ADG2995
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of enelson
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcotom
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of HopHunter19
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Nice hazy golden amber with a white head that sticks and leaves a great lacing
S @ nice big dank hop resin, ganja, orange peel, peach papaya, tangerine, passion fruit
T # peach, papaya, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, dank hops, ganja, lemon/Lime
M & light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is peach, papaya, hop resin
O - amazing beer. Ridiculous hoppiness.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNAle
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mildly citrus aroma. Murky, hazy orange color with a 1/2 inch white bubbly creamy head, dropping quickly to a thick cap with a little lacing. The flavor is citrus, but is dominated by a piney flavor. Not bitter, but a pine flavor. Thick, smooth, creamy, soft mouth feel. Hops flavor of citrus, grapefruit, and pine dominates, but it is well balanced with a malty body and very subtle bittering. Very tasty and enjoyable. At 8%, it is not a super strong DIPA, but the alcohol is well hidden and the taste is easy-drinking, so it will hit you quickly if you're not careful and don't pace your way through the bomber.

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Photo of gopens44
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the more nose bracingly powerful beers I've had in a while. Even having been decanted at a temperature normally too chilly to produce much aroma, this one has a ton of earthy, vegetal, wild onion smells wafting about. Taste has the same markers in it's blitzkrieg, but add in a hint of pine and orange peel to that earthy, veggie soup. A particularly mealy finish serves as proof of a malt bill that is minimally, struggling for attention, but in reality it is giving way a nice walkway for a spicy, slightly hot finish. After taste tries to lay a foundation of sweetness, but falls short as the earthy bitterness really takes root. This hazy beer is not for the unitiated, as it takes a real fan of today's IPAs to really appreciate every characteristic of this beer that has elements of earthy funk, citrus and onion.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Murky deep gold pour with eggshells white foam; long lasting cap; heavy lacing to bottom of the glass. Dank grapefruit nose; Dank weed taste; lemon rind bitterness; grapefruit and fresh hops;some tropical fruit/no onion, but mostly dank, bitter juice. Medium lite, crisp, with moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty beer that delivers on the hop bang; bitter citrus and dank earth linger; like King Sue on the pipe; a great tasting, easy drinking DIPA.

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Photo of Eman17
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Supa' Sumo from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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