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:
4,273
Reviews:
631
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1,315
Gots:
978
For Trade:
55
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,273 |  Reviews: 631
Photo of peabody
4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Seanem44
4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little let down on this one after all the hype. I have to attribute it to being the variant canned elsewhere (Florida?) and not the home brewery. I heard that can make a large difference. Still, it was a decent beer and given the chance I'd buy again.

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of JayAre46
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mute_Ant_Brew
4.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this after having double dry hop pseudo Sue. If I hadn't had this second it would seem like more than a canvas for the paintings of TG. That aside, this is a wonderful pale ale that if I could afford it I would drink at the very least weekly.

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

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

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.63/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a nice hazy orange, off white head that's hangs around a bit, nice lacing.
S: Lotsa citrus, some pine and a sort of flowery scent.
T: Just like above, with some cracker and a bitter finish.
F: A very nice medium body, very nice carbonation. Refreshing.
O: Canned on 1/25/17. I don't drink a lot of SPA'S but this was pretty good. Looking forward to pouring this next to OB's Dales Pale Ale. Read great thing about this and the brewery and will look for more.

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

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

Photo of Luphildern
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was told I could beat up a guy if I didn't like it so I had to try it. Love the bright orange color but it was a little hazy. The smell was a great apa standard hoppy smell but it was a weak smell. Taste was great even though it was dry hopped. It wasn't too hoppy and it didn't stick around in my mouth a lot. The feel in my mouth was amazing. It was a light body with a smooth head and very easy to drink. I took an average of all my scores and then rounded up since I love it to give it a 4.5. I would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.96/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Truly a world-class beer. The flavor profile is outstanding and does not degrade at all even while it warms up as I drink it slowly and affectionately. Amazing hop interaction. Wonderful aroma. One of the very best beers I have ever tried, and I am overjoyed that it is now available in Chicago. Please bring King Sue next !!!!!

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Photo of Buck89
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Teku glass. A hazy golden-amber color with a frothy one-finger white head. Great citrus aroma right out of the can on the pour. Also a bit of tropical fruit. The taste followed with huge citrus, berries, and some earthy notes. Clean, dry bready malt. Medium-bodied with a great feel. Just a fantastic beer.

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

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a golden-orange color in a Teku glass. A nice chill haze is created with some phenomenal lacing and an inch of a white fluffy head.

Aroma is an assault of citrus and tropical fruit. Perhaps a bit of dankness near the finish. Lots of orange pith and peel, mango, and papaya; sweeter tropical fruits, not so much acidic.

The beer is clean in flavor with a mild-moderate level of bitterness, and a medium-light carbonation level. The beer feels almost creamy on the palate. The beer is citra-forward. Great amount of citrus pith: grapefruit and orange. The tropical fruits are not as present as on the nose, but still mildly present (mango mostly). A bit of a herbal hop character comes forth near mid sip. The finish is dry, prompting another sip. Bitterness does not linger on the palate, but it does provide an appealing bite.

This is one delicious pale ale. I would say that, in regards to hype, it does fall a bit short. I was hoping for a bit more topical fruit concentration. I prefer this to a Pliny/blind pig, and I see it being a toned back version of a Heady (but in the same vein). I am overjoyed I have a four pack, and I would without a doubt buy again if given the opportunity. However, I would not trade an arm/leg to try; it’s great, but not life-altering. I see this pairing well with many foods, but a crispy chicken paillard with frisee, lardons, and a soft poached egg would work nicely. It gets a 94.5/100.

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Photo of aprabhu
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 4,273 ratings.
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