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:
4,266
Reviews:
628
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1,316
Gots:
977
For Trade:
55
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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can into a pint glass

I was finally able to get my hands on some of this last week, and my first impression was that it tasted a bit like Kern's 'Hazy Citra' (which was a one-off NE spin on their classic, Citra, offered at the pub during their last Citra release), albeit a bit lighter. After just reading the description I now know why. Citra hops have to be one of the most delicious things to happen to beer.

Anyway, the beer is a cloudy (obviously) golden-tan, with a wispy head quickly dissipating. Nose is citrusy and floral, with tropical nuances at the bouquet's border. More layered and delicious on the palate, with notes of mango and papaya distinct. Closes with a clean, refreshing finish, as hints of bittersweet residuals linger.

Really delicious beer, kind of a West Coast-East Coast hybrid, with some of the best aspects of both styles.

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Photo of dertyd
4.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Really enjoyed this one. Yes, yes, it was brewed and canned in Florida, and it's still really good. Makes me want to pick up and visit Iowa! The Good Hope, Oakland, CA. May 2017

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Photo of Dadthew
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mflamar
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look is great here with a big white head and a very pale golden ale.
Like the smell too. Citrus and hops combine for a nice aroma.
Taste is great, with a balanced flavor of malt, citrusy hops and some earthiness at the end.
Feel is good but a touch on the lighter side for a pale ale.
Overall one of my favorite pale ales to date.

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Photo of AmishLightning
3.98/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of txx675rx
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CyrusTheAverage
3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kinggimp
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larueminati
3.43/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a golden orange color with a white head, slight haze, decent amount of lacing.

A: Not as aromatic as I was expecting, grapefruit peel, mango, guava, slight pine notes, subtle aromas.

T: Much like the nose, the taste is subtle with notes of citrus peel, mango, and guava, low bitterness with a slight pine note in the finish along with more guava and mango.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O: Definitely does not live up to the hype, however this is a review of a beer brewed and canned in Florida, it's still a great tasting beer but definitely not what I was expecting.

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

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

Photo of HermitDan
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 4,266 ratings.
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