PseudoSue | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.53 w/ 4,409 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#76
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
4,409
Liked:
4,333
Avg:
4.53/5
pDev:
7.51%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
1,316
Gots:
1,027
Trade:
53
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,409 |  Reviews: 662
Photo of mke_Brewer
4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is intensely fruity and citrusy. Taste is amazing. Fresh grapefruit, orange, citrus all balanced perfectly with a smooth aftertaste and little bitterness. Just shy of a medium mouth feel. One of the best beers I've had. Be careful, this beer will ruin other hoppy ales for you.

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Photo of ions
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheKlevin
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The second best pale ale out there, right behind zombie dust. An excellent beer, definitely worth seeking out. Awesome hop presence from the nose all the way though the finish.

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Photo of green_plastic
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 30helens
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of californiowan
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GGRECH
4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4truth
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoosierBrew
2.69/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I want so bad to like this beer but just can't. The best part is the look and smell. I like the other TG offerings much more. Have had Sue a couple times now and see it as no more than average at best. Sorry TG. I just don't see it.

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Photo of Kounkel
4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ironman84
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bright and medium colored orange pour hits the glass in a swirl of haze that quickly clears up. Body of the beer is mostly translucent with a huge head that hangs around forever. Lacing is awesome. The scent of this beer hits the nostrils as expected for a citra pale ale, with a big dose of piney and herbal hops bitterness. When you take a drink of the beer the hops bitterness is the first flavor hitting the tongue. The hops start off lightly floral and citrus in nature and move toward a pine and cedar flavor. Light malt backbone is noticeable slightly at the back end of the drink and provides just enough base to balance the hop bitterness. On the palate, this one is balanced and easy drinking. Nothing weighs particularly heavy and the hops are just strong enough to appease the hop-head.

Overall, this is a very solid pale ale for the casual hop lover and the seasoned pale ale drinker alike.

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Photo of Webzombie
4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking from the latest canned on 1/29/2016 batch. For whatever reason, this batch tastes a bit better than the other ones (not that the others were bad). Just a great, easy drinking hoppy brew. I do not know how to do the super fancy reviews, but compared to other 100 rated beers I think Sue has the best initial hops/flavor kick. So glad this is becoming more readily available, good job Toppling Goliath you have made a loyal customer.

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Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanoBear
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barflybastard
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briancregg101
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of traxstar7
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samsel83
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TroyD1030
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tommy5
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcattey
3.12/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I've had Sue a few times dating back a few years and always enjoyed. However, I just had two cans that were extremely fresh, and something is definitely amiss. The flavors are muddled and muted. The nose was nearly non-existent even after pouring vigorously out of the can into a tulip. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 4,409 ratings
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