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:
4,280
Reviews:
631
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1,314
Gots:
981
For Trade:
55
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,280 |  Reviews: 631
Photo of Endeavor11
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljjpowers
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Do you remember what Christmas morning was like as a six-year-old? Or as an eight-year-old? Or whenever you got that Power Wheels, Tamagotchi, or Game Boy Color? After receiving the spoils of my first beer trade today, I do— it felt like popping a mega roll of bubble wrap while placing the perfect Tetris piece and flipping to the cool side of the pillow all at once. PseudoSue [soo-do-soo]. Say it with me! Toppling Goliath basically brewed the Miss Universe of craft beer with this one: she’s elegant in a gown, she’s stunning in a swimsuit, and she actually has the IQ and diction to talk about how desperately she wants world peace. The beer pours a hazy golden/orange color which is accented nicely by the T-Rex on the label (bonus points in my book). And though I didn’t think it was possible, the brew’s smell is probably more impressive than its appearance. A pungent bouquet of mango, grapefruit, and orange eventually gives way to evergreen and pine notes (sticking with that Christmas theme!). And… down the hatch. Blissful? Pretty much. Divine? Maybe. Perfect? Almost. While I can’t quite find the right words to describe the taste as I’d like, it is as spectacular an APA (American Pale Ale) as you will find. The bitterness is almost enough to make you think of PseudoSue as an IPA, but the beer ultimately stays true to the balance of the APA style. I now understand and appreciate the hype surrounding this beastly brew and it has earned a place in my own personal pantheon of heavenly beers.

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Photo of jar4989
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanJohnCrain
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had in Bomber Bottle on Tap and in the new 12oz Bottle: The first batch of 12oz out of FL was off but the batches since have improved greatly. This is a perfect APA

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Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 22oz bottle poured into a nonic tasting glass.

A=Bright orange and hazy, white thick head, lacing rings the glass as I sip.

S=Lots of tropical flavors including mango with some citrus and resinous layers.

T=Really tasty, lots of citrus and tropical hop flavor hits you first, balanced, makes you want to drink more. Has decent level of bitterness but does not overpower.

M=Light and crisp body, moderate carbonation, smooth and easy to drink.

O=Excellent beer, lighter body, flavor similar to IPA tropical hop bombs. No noticeable flaws.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottyd22
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4thFloyd
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer! Hazy golden color with a nice white head which disappeared quickly. Amazing clean citrus aroma. Flavor follows with a nice citrus hops focus and good malt balance providing nice body and sweetness. Limited bitterness with a clean finish. Almost as good as Zombie Dust.

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Photo of Rob1cain
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmikepow
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of bgold86
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gregy55902
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jdotswizz
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.78/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dailyminefield
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kyle_L17
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dacubz
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bustersuess
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 4,280 ratings.
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