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:
IPA - New England
Ranked #32
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
100
Ranked #127
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 5.49%
Ratings:
282
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 12:55 AM
Added:
Sep 20, 2019
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  14
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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Ratings by Mack2012:
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4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Mack2012 from New Jersey

Dec 31, 2021
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5 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Yesterday at 12:55 AM
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4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by dscannell

Finishing the four pack tonight. This smells phenomenal, I may need another to do a side by side with plain king sue but this is a dank explosion of tropical fruit. Pallet is lighter than the nose but still rewards with a delicious mosaic bomb and little residual bitterness

Thursday at 05:51 AM
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4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RaulMondesi from California

Expectation is a hell of a thing, you know? Like, when was the last time that you truly felt that the performance met the hype? Hell, maybe JD Salinger called it a day because he didn’t feel like he could do better than The Catcher in the Rye. But that’s just Raul snowballing here. Let’s see… “The Empire Strikes Back”? “Terminator 2”? Yeah, Raul is going to go there because DDH King Sue meets the expectation and slays like Luke’s lightsaber took a Viagra. Boom. DDH King Sue is more dominate than Arnold pre “thang thang” with his maid. It’s just glorious like the Fourth of July and makes Raul’s firecracker go boom.

See ya.

Wednesday at 06:46 PM
 
4.5 by eddie5721 from Illinois on Tuesday at 04:19 AM
 
4.31 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Monday at 01:53 PM
 
4.4 by paresis from Massachusetts on Sunday at 08:24 PM
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4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a hazy orange color with a white head invisible carbonation.

Smell - The orange really came out, but the bitterness was also detectable. It was clearly not catered toward the milkshake crowd.

Taste - If orange sherbet could have a bitter hop backbone, we might be able to accurately describe the taste profile here. There was definitely orange, but the bitterness continued into the aftertaste. It was not overly fruity or sweet. Remarkably, it was an easy drinker.

Mouthfeel - The haziness made for a thick body.

Overall - I try not to think of this as a New England IPA. It’s still has qualities of a West Coast IPA. Either way, it is good.

Sunday at 06:22 PM
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4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ovaltine from Indiana

Canned on 12/3/21, so it’s still very fresh (BB date is 4/2/22). An aggressive pour reveals a very hazy pineapple colored beer with a fluffy white head that is CLINGING to the glass. Absolutely gorgeous hazy.

The nose captures the amped up DDH hopping - dank oranges, and loads of mango and pineapple. Wow, really incredible nose, especially as it warms.

The oranges are forward on the taste, but there are waves of mango and pineapple that follow, and they are all sorts of juicy - and dangerously chuggable at 7.8% ABV.

The mouthfeel is actually a bit dry, which works for me exceptionally well. I’m a huge fan of the OG bombers, but this is a more than worthy addition to the King Sue family. World class stuff.

Jan 15, 2022
 
4.31 by ADG2995 from Missouri on Jan 15, 2022
 
4.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2022
 
4.84 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jan 14, 2022
 
4.54 by stanale from Illinois on Jan 14, 2022
 
4.39 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jan 13, 2022
 
4.56 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Jan 13, 2022
 
4.83 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
 
4.46 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2022
 
4.44 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2022
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4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by MonkeyboyATL from Georgia

Canned 12/3/21. The dry hopping really cranks the amazing aroma up to 11. Mouthful is on point as well. Throw in a fantastic well balanced hoppy taste and a beautiful appearance in the glass and you are enjoying a world class hazy double IPA. And it's on the shelf here in Georgia of all places.

Jan 08, 2022
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4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated 12-8-21 into pint glass. Pours a murky gold with a nice off-white head. Good lacing. Initial impression is orange, mango, and pine, with an outstanding balance of malt sweetness and hops bite. Mouthfeel is medium - clean and somewhat dry. Finish citrus fades to a refreshing bitterness. Overall, an excellent NEIPA that stands out from the crowd. Highly recommended!

Jan 06, 2022
 
4.54 by Mastercamo from Georgia on Jan 05, 2022
 
4.44 by Jkolls from Ohio on Jan 05, 2022
 
4.5 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Jan 03, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mkh012 from Colorado

Rating #700

Canned 1 month ago.

Pours hazy sunset orange with a thin white head.

The nose is orange, mango, pineapple, pine, doughy malt, and skunky dankness.

The taste follows. Orange, mango, bubblegum, pine, mint, and medium bitterness. Expressive and intense.

The mouthfeel is medium for the style. Light to medium carb and a dry finish.

Overall, very good. That being said, it leans a touch bitter and dry for my tastes, and there's mild hop burn from the double dry hopping. I've enjoyed other recent offerings (e.g. Soul Hunter) more than this, but this is still a worthy choice.

Jan 02, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

King Sue is deep orange in color as poured from can. Head is viscous that leaves a nice gentle lacing. Nose straight up juicy. Just a sniff activates the salivating. First taste easily reminds the senses what a great , citrus, slightly bitter beer should taste like. Superb beer.

Jan 02, 2022
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4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by SpeedwayJim from New York

What a world we live in that this sits on shelves now... 16oz. can into a Founders snifter.

Super hazy. Rich 1 finger white head. Nose is citrus, cane sugar, pineapple, and citrus zest. Aromatic. Sweet. Beer opens with notes of citrus, pineapple, and starfruit. Bright, juicy, and fresh. Cane sugar in the middle with more citrus fruit and some melon notes. End is bone dry with more pineapple and sweet tree sap. Body is medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Soft and fluffy on the palate and goes down bone dry with a lingering, sticky aftertaste.

Very good though I wish there was a little more freshness and dankness to this one.

Jan 02, 2022
 
4.44 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2022
 
4.82 by cmsfish from Minnesota on Jan 01, 2022
 
4.71 by MrNate from Florida on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.83 by Hefewiseman from Florida on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.48 by rarapacz from Minnesota on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.85 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Dec 30, 2021
 
4.6 by brewskis from Indiana on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.32 by Nunya from Ohio on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.46 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Dec 29, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a foggy, near-murky pale orange with two fingers of snow white foam. Aroma is papaya, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon zest. It's a tropical fruit bender. It leans into sweet, but isn't overly sugary. Some light dank, grassy, and herbaly hops bring it back towards balance. Flavor profile is grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and orange zest. It's tropical fruits thru and thru, with some minor dank and herbal hops stuck to the back for good measure. This late transition offers up some contrast in the flavor profile, giving it better depth. It leans more sweet in the flavor profile than than nose. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a fuzzy texture that features some minor distraction via more prickly effervescence at the onset and grit at the end. Overall, tropical fruit forward NE IPA that showcases a hop blend well. Notable difference between this and so many other quality NE IPAs is the fact this one endures some time on store shelves and in transit, vs. being picked straight from the brewery.

Served in a 15.5oz Speiglau tulip from a 16oz can. Packaged 12/03/2021. Consumed/reviewed 12/26/2021.

Dec 27, 2021
 
4.28 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 27, 2021
King Sue - Double Dry-Hopped from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 282 ratings