Pseudo Sue
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #5
Ranked #170
4.5 | pDev: 7.56%
Today at 12:32 AM
Aug 17, 2011
This single hop ale showcases the Citra hop. Named for the largest T-rex fossil ever discovered, she roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Delicate in body with a mild bite in the finish.

50 IBU
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Rated: 4.13 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Today at 12:32 AM
Rated: 3.72 by Turg from Iowa

Yesterday at 03:58 AM
Rated: 3.86 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Tuesday at 01:22 AM
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Reviewed by Brewsta from Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The flavors a citrus, pine resin, grapefruit with some flora hop notes. The mouthfeel has moderate to high carbonation with a medium body and clean finish. Excellent!
Feb 25, 2024
Rated: 4.01 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Feb 12, 2024
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Rated by JustABridgeTooFar

4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Incredible beer. Very drinkable. Great tasting notes and mouthfeel. This is just what a NEIPA should be.
Feb 06, 2024
Rated: 4.5 by JimKochFan from New Jersey

Feb 04, 2024
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Rated by Greg34

4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
My favorite “American Pale ale”
Feb 01, 2024
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Reviewed by DuaneL from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I understand that the world thinks this is a practically perfect Citra ale - and I do not necessarily disagree, but to rate it as 99 is over-doing it a bit! First of all, this is not a pale ale, it is an NEIPA! And as that I rated it accordingly above - I couldn't rate it as a pale ale because that's not what it is. It is a lovely beer but I find that after a pint I wouldn't be able to drink more because the sweet aftertaste of the ale is somehow cloying, can't describe it any better than that.
Jan 28, 2024
Rated: 4.65 by Smithbo from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2024
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at North Bar, Tribeca, NYC. Fantastic NEIPA with an even more fantastic low ABV. Looks like orange juice, tastes super juicy with a nicely piney backdrop, is perfectly bitter, and is very easy-drinking. Need a lot more of these.
Dec 16, 2023
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - Hazy yellow with a frothy white head that sticks around leaving behind a ton of lacing
S - Tons of bright, piney hops along with tropical fruit notes with some cracker malt
T - Bright, piney, bitter hops up front and throughout intermixed well with citrus - grapefruit primarily - and tropical fruit notes
F - medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft.
O - a pretty fantastic APA
Dec 15, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Cheesehoops from Alabama

Dec 08, 2023
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A great showcase of the Citra hop, even when it's three months old.
Dec 05, 2023
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy pale yellow with thumb sized white head that laces well.

Aroma is big citrus notes bright and inviting, pale malts light pine notes. Great nose for a pale ale could be anyone else's IPA.

Taste is like the nose big hop flavors riding on a pale bready malt base. Huge citrus notes with some light pine bitterness also. Nice crisp and clean with a lighter lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is lighter and crisp, light tingle from the medium carbonation level.

Overall a very nice pale ale that has a better hop level than many peoples IPA's
Dec 04, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4.87 by YIharo

Nov 21, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by petewheeler from Maryland

Nov 13, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by ThaKennster from Texas

Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This is a difficult beer to rate, for me personally. The smell is brilliant and showcases all the complexity of fresh hops. It really calls to mind the sticky, pine-y resinous quality of a fresh hops harvest. The first taste is all balance - a very malty beer, although barely roasted so it has a kind of familiar macro beer maltiness, with lots of hops. The hops flavor is everything I love about hops. It's bitter, but also showcases some of those green-forested and citric qualities of hops, which were promised by the smell. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so balanced. That's where I struggle to be objective, because for "what it is" it's nearly perfect. However, the paleness of the malt, coupled with the intensity of the malt flavor, leans too close to bad memories of Budweiser/PBR/Coors for me personally. The aftertaste is gently bitter hoppy and malty, not cloying or awfully-dry-and-bitter, not too sweet and nothing artificial. I love this. I really do. For me, though, it's like Zombie Dust with a few shots of Budweiser in it. I am happy to recommend this beer to anyone, although if I knew someone who has only tried Budweiser and therefore hates all beer, it wouldn't be my first recommendation. Personally I prefer Zombie Dust. This is infinitely better than all the macromicro (New Belgium, Goose Island) type beers combined. However, due to Zombie Dust being a bit more affordable in my area, I am not sure I see myself revisiting it often. Would I happily drink this next summer? Of course!
Nov 08, 2023
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