King Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

King Sue - Double Dry-HoppedKing Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #34
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
100
Ranked #138
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 5.74%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
297
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 05:57 AM
Added:
Sep 20, 2019
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  18
SCORE
100
World-Class
King Sue - Double Dry-HoppedKing Sue - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: Citra Hops give King Sue its bold flavors of mango, orange and pineapple. This double dry-hopped version packs even more flavor into each bottle.
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours cloudy gold orange color with a 2 finger thick foamy off-white colored head that was packed with bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving nice lacing coating the glass. Smells of tangerine, clementine, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, wet citrus hops, bread crust, biscuit, faint caramel, hints of flowers and some peach as it fades.

Tasted like it smelled with the additions of honeydew melon, graham cracker, honey, lime, mint, tea leaf, coriander and some light peppery spices as it fades. The flavor is much more balanced than the aroma, and this had a very smooth mouthfeel while hiding the ABV. A really easy drinking beer that was really flavorful.
Saturday at 05:57 AM
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Been dying to drink this for years and years! A great friend got it and gave it to me yesterday so of course I’m not waiting and drinking it right now!
Nov 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by Dgman8053 from New York

Nov 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.98 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Nov 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by BTexpress from Georgia

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.77 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a light orange with mucho head, some lacing. Smells like the trop fruit bomb it is with some pine, pineapple, and a string waft of hops. The taste is dy-no-mite; good bitterness, a bit more than the original, pineapple, orange , lime, probably some papaya and mango. This is a very good tasting double IPA that’s potent, but oh so balanced with elements of a West Coast IPA and the New England style that it ostensibly is. Drier than the original. I’ll be buying more in the future when I see it, cheers!
Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
So damn good. Cloudy, pale orange, fluffy head and lacing. Scents of orange, pineapple, and mango, with slightly dank pine notes.
Taste is zesty, juicy notes of citrus with the same flavors. Medium bodied, boozy, mouth watering finish. As good as the original.
Oct 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 16 ounce can dated 7/1/22 into a tulip glass.

Look- Creamy straw color, sudsy white head, very hazy, no visible particulate, above average lacing, average head retention.

Smell- Clementine, mango, melon, pineapple, slight pine.

Taste- Extremely flavorful, clementine, pineapple, ripe melon.

Feel- Between medium and full body, high bitterness, mildly creamy, moderately prickly, moderately mouth watering, average carbonation.

Overall- This beer had an outstanding bouquet then I took my first sip and it absolutely punched me in the face with amazing flavors.
Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by Ricelikesbeer from Colorado

Sep 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.57 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.63 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.63 by haqattaq from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From pint can marked PKG 07/06/22 16:09:32

Pours into my tulip glass a turbid opaque pineapple juice shade with a creamy bright white head. Fluffy sticky lace.

Scent is pineapple, grapefruit, mango and citrus with some pine resin.

Taste is tropical fruit - mango, papaya, pineapple. Citrus - lime, oranges, grapefruit. There is a hint (just a hint) of pine resin. Some green melon. Seems like a touch of alcohol esters.

Mouth is oily and heavier than medium.

OK, finally tried this reasonably fresh. Very good. Would I rate it 100? Nope. But certainly a very well made and delicious double IPA.
Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The head is amazing. The juice bomb look is usual. The smell is amazing. The taste is amazing and bitterness righteous. Canned 07/06/22 bb 11/03. I felt fortunate to find this on the shelf at my Total Wine. Covid took a toll on my taste buds and IPAs are tasting differently but this beer is amazing. The juicy beer bomb is extremely tasty. The mouthfeel has some bitterness with all that juice and this is just amazing beer. Never pass it up. $22 4-pak
Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by forum8417 from New Jersey

Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.63 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Aug 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.71 by DesMoinesMike from Iowa

Aug 25, 2022
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about twenty one dollars. My twenty sixth brew reviewed from these guys. Solid brew, but a step below the OG King Sue, and a bit too pricey.
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
a: super hazy burnt orange copper color. a hint of creamy yellow in here as well. poured a 1.5 finger off-white head that fades pretty quick

s: orange juice, tangy pineapple, tangerines. creamsicle, passionfruit, and lots of kiwi. some sweetness and peach ice cream

t: oranges, and loads of pineapple. creamy mango sorbet and a touch of raw hops and alcohol. some sugary sweetness that tastes like caramelized orange slices. some honey crackers in the background and a kiss of peach.a little bit of guava in here too

m: super fluffy, medium mouthfeel with a bit of sugary stickiness. carbonation is moderate

o: very solid beer here. I think this boarders on NEDIPA territory with some of the sweetness it's giving off. it's very well-harmonized and quite smooth, even though there's a touch of raw hops in here. Not sure I'd score it 100 here, but it's delicious and dangerous. aroma could pop a bit more too IMO
Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by hockeypuck from Maine

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Aug 17, 2022
 
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, pale yellow, very good head retention to slight veil towards end. Creamy smooth but with very nice hop bitter finish. Incredible mouthfeel, Highly drinkable.
Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by Zigzach from Florida

Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by GMorgan from Illinois

Aug 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a hazed straw/gold with 3 fingers onf eggshell colored head/ Good head retention & very good lacing

S: Splenty of tropical fruit, cantaloupe, peaches & citrus

T: So follows the nose, green melon, much dryness, pomelo up front. More dryness, pomelo, lime && green melon, plus passion fruit as this warms, just a little cream sickle as well. Finishes dry with passion fruit, guava & pomelo

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation & great balance

Super drinkability, lives up to the hype!
Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by thewimperoo from Illinois

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by erosier from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at Blind Tiger Alehouse. Pours a nice cloudy yellow color with a thick and medium bodied white colored head that leaves some nice lacing down the glass as it fades.
Smell is of sweet citrus, hop, melon, and some toasted malts.
Taste is excellent, much more balanced that I was expecting. Big citrus and melon flavors balanced out by a very good toasted malt foundation.
Feel was excellent. It was smooth, pretty crisp, perfect amount of carbonation. Overall an excellent beer.
Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by o29 from Texas

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.13 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 12, 2022
King Sue - Double Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 383 ratings