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:
4,386
Reviews:
657
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1,311
Gots:
1,019
For Trade:
53
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,386 |  Reviews: 657
Photo of Alexcortez426
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Baumer
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden yellow in appearence. nice full head that lingers. good lacing. pleasant to look at. citra hops abound, very nice aroma. Orange is dominant, other citrus as well, pine behind it all. very pleasant! one of the best tasting american pale ales i've ever had. perfect level of bitterness that is offset by huge citrus flavors! The first couple of drinks are very arousing! excellent flavor! very smooth for this style of beer. has an almost creamy mouthfeel. medium finish is mostly pine in the throat but the citrus stays in the mouth. great feel! Overall, this beer has a ton of hype and it is well deserved. One of the best Iowa craft beers currently! the recognition is well deserved.

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Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can picked up while out of town. They were all dinged up quite a bit, but that's pretty normal around here.

Two fingers of head that fall to a foamy ring in a few minutes, clear golden amber body, very little lacing.
Big grassy, cooked garlic, citrus peel aroma with some underlying biscuity malt and melon notes.
Big Citra hops all around, more on the brighter side in flavor with a lot of bitterness for a pale ale, in a good way. Grapefruit and lime peel, grapefruit juice, fresh cut grass and lemongrass, fresh garlic or sweet onion. Some tropical mango or passion fruit, biscuity grains and a touch of lychee or agave syrup. Very good, as it warms the dank garlic and onion fade and the fresh hops come forward. Lingering but light citrus. Clearly a clean, healthy yeast fermented this.
Good carbonation that spikes the hops a bit without feeling harsh. Not thick, not thin, it hits close to the sweet spot. Easy to sit back and drink.

Very good all around. I've has a lot of Citra pale ales and IPAs that were very good, but what sets this apart from all of those is how clean, well attenuated but not thin, and balanced it is while still showing the hops. A great American Pale Ale.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours Luscious honey color topped with a hoppy nose and hop forward taste, makes this a top tier beer. The hop characteristic that jumps out to me is bitter grapefruit.

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

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

Photo of golf_sierra
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very hazy light amber.
Creamy but short lasting head.
Aroma is brilliant, strong grapefruit.
Taste is very hoppy, nice grapefruit again. Bitterness is high and finishes dry and lingering bitterness but grapefruit flavor stays with.
Medium to low carbonation.
Excellent hop centered pale ale.

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Photo of Shaneo42
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Tarabeer
3.05/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Would be good with an orange for more flavor

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Photo of danwho
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this one, I can imagine how much better it would be on tap!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates slowly to a thick cap with nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, grapefruit and orange with light tropical fruit. Flavor is caramel malt, citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, hints of light tropical fruit, finishes with alpha hop forward citrus rind with an emphasis on grapefruit. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A quite citrus hop forward pale ale, with a classic pale ale malt body, but hopping leaning towards a Citra IPA. There are quite a few light fruit flavors here, but most are subsumed by the grapefruit and lemon hop flavors. Nice lingering rind finish. The dominant citrus flavors are somewhat one-note, but the overall balance of malt and hops are nice and the finish is surprisingly robust for a pale ale. Cans of this legendary pale ale showed up out of nowhere at a local shop and I was lucky to be in the right place and time. Really glad I had a chance to try this.

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Photo of singletary
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a hazy amber color with a good foamy head to it. The smell is citrus a half mango half pineapple. The Taste is of mango with a piney bite to it. The bitterness is not overdone very sutial just enough to taste it. The body is medium and easy to drink. Overall a very well done pale ale.

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nate2034
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mkyer
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unoriginal
3.82/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 4,386 ratings.
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