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:
4,321
Reviews:
641
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1,312
Gots:
998
For Trade:
55
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,321 |  Reviews: 641
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

Photo of Kyle424
3.85/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorgeous
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a buoyant honey color with a light white head. To the nose I definitely get grapefruit and citrus hues. Great flavor that has hints of an IPA to it. An eruption of evergreen after taste is left. Moderately carbonated with a crisp feel.

= Overall this is a fantastic pale ale. Extremely easy to drink and the T-Rex bottle looks about as cool as a beer can look.

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Photo of zshaft
3.8/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

on tap at the TG taproom

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

Photo of Jacob17
3.86/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Egotist
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of braker649er
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The 2017 canning poured from a 16oz. can into a tulip glass.

This is just so incredibly balanced, with a punchy flavor and a forgiving bite of bitter considering its namesake T. rex. But no mistaking that this is a royal beast of a pale ale that slams its style with those Citra hops. So fresh and crisp!

L - Glowing golden, with a thin yet lingering head, slight effervescence, slight lacing.
S - Oh, that single-hop Citra scent. So inviting with mango and maybe lemony tangerine for me. Almost no dank that I could tell.
T - It lives up to that inviting smell and transcends it, in my opinion. This just seems like it set a new bar for me for a pale ale. Decidedly not so biting as an IPA, and makes you wonder why you would want that. Mango is there, some orange or lime, more touch of pine than I found in the smell, but all so subtle and balanced.
F - effervescent and smooth without of course being creamy, also not heavy like an IPA, though not watered down either. Again seems like it could define the style for me.
O - The T. rex don't need to brag. She don't need to bite too hard. She's confident and efficient. Right on style. Power without needing to overpower. Such a royal beast.

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Photo of MasterPenguins
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of osubeav2003
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mwiggi1
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 4,321 ratings.
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