PseudoSue | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by emerge077 on 08-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,387
Reviews:
657
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1,311
Gots:
1,020
For Trade:
53
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Photo of DSMKillzone
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3.5 weeks ago and had alongside a 16-day-old bottle of Zombie Dust.

L -- Pours a clear pale straw color with a 1.5-finger head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and spotty lacing
S -- Compared to ZD this has much more of a malt presence. First aromas I pick up on are caramel and butterscotch, followed by the classic citra aromas: candied grapefruit, mango, and a little flowers and rubber
T -- Cracker malts alongside candied grapefruit, grass, earth, and pine
F -- Just a tad watery around the edges, but overall very crisp and refreshing. Medium carb and light+ mouthfeel. Finishes semi-dry and leaves you wanting another sip. Compared to ZD this feels weaker, so clearly the .5% ABV differential makes a big difference
O -- Citra hops are definitely not my favorite -- they're just too grassy/earthy compared to hops like mosaic or galaxy. Maybe it's just that living ten miles from Trillium and their endless supply of Fort Point Pale Ale variants has spoiled me..... That being said, both this and ZD are two of the best renditions of citra I've had the pleasure of trying. And only ~$11/4-pack of tallboys!?

88/100

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm trying this at my old neighbor's in Oswego. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of dank basement. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer.

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Photo of jadler16
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earljones199
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brucebeernut
3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soco89ziegler
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xiaoxiong623
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cbustard
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from draft. Pours a slightly hazy gold with white head. Insane fruity aroma. Grapefruit, lemon, passion fruit, mango blend of tropical and citrus fruits. Taste is definitely fruity as well with some floral notes. Not quite as good as zombie dust though which is also a citra single hop beer.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaneBramage
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can dated 6/15/17 poured into a goblet glass. Citra hops abound, went down really smooth on a warm summer day. Multiple tropical flavors such as grapefruit, mango and peach balanced with vanilla and malt with a slight bitter aftertaste. Iowa is known for corn, soybeans, wrestling and now one of the best American IPAs out there. People who make fun of the state are selling it short if they ignore this fantastic beer. Thanks TG.

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Photo of brenn79
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, thanks bro- Pours lightly hazy golden with a large white head that retains nicely. Aroma is lemony, grassy, a touch of floral. The taste is lemon, grassy, floral similar to the aroma, medium level bitterness with a moderate dry finish, nicely balanced and easily crushable. Top notch pale for sure, but the reputation had me expecting more.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kingholmes
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jasons483
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 806beerman
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nnk8216
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 4,387 ratings.
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