Pseudo Sue | 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): 6.20%

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:
#131
Reviews:
741
Ratings:
4,907
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
Wants:
1,334
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1,197
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Ratings: 4,907 |  Reviews: 741
Photo of AngEo
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SHDoyle
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Description: Golden color and slightly hazy with a finger of white head that quickly fades away. Aroma is big, layered and complex with pine up front followed by tropical fruit and floral notes. Everything is nicely balanced. Taste is somewhat consistent with the smell although the tropical fruit (mango, grapefruit) is more pronounced. A little hoppier than a normal Pale Ale but that's fine with me. The finish is slightly bitter but clean is not truly dry or crisp. Feel is fantastic for a Pale Ale: thick and smooth with medium carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Ahi Tuna

If you like this beer then you should also try: Abner

Overall: 4.5 (This beer is very good and I would definitely drink it again) There's nothing not to like here and this beer is super duper crushable. There's nothing over the top or necessarily eye-popping, just expert execution. I can't really see any beer fan not liking this so it's certainly one to try if you have the chance.

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Photo of DrQuantum
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good APA - slight citrus and a very crisp hoppiness that is hard to beat. Finishes very clean, and easy to drink a few in an afternoon of football watching. To those who are asking "what's the deal with all the hype?" the hype with regard to Toppling Goliath isn't with regard to this beer - as good as it is. TG's hype is based almost exclusively on their out-of-this-world limited release stouts. Pseudo Sue is a fantastic pale ale - and indeed one of the best, and deserves the accolades it gets here - but it's not hyped like the front-line stouts that TG puts out.

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Photo of Arober22
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdeuce
3.31/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scents of an off putting sulfer, unfortunately. It was a fresh can also. Very rich and creamy head with some stickiness down the glass. Nice looking beer. The taste was easy to digest. Smooth yet a bit thin. Good session beer but a bit just a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of Truck67
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mxsluis
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrissy820
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's solid and crushable. I don't understand what about this makes it one of the best beers in the world though...

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Photo of iheartgeist
3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Courtesy of Momo. Light and fresh fruitiness.

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Photo of oddlandf
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vutoq
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thebrewdude08
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best examples of a city hopped pale ale when consumed fresh.

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Photo of HopSavant
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cachookie
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. It pours nicely, beautiful head and a medium a mouth of carbonation. Nice golden color. Nose is very subtle yet fruity. Great mouth feel, very light. Taste is just what you would want in this type of beer, moderate happiness with an excellent finish. Great effort

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I remember when this beer was trading for a kidney . . . We'll, I didn't have to trade a kidney to get it and I am glad I didn't have to. This beer hits all the right points but I am left wondering still . . . . What gives ? I have access to stuff equally good every day. Anyway, this review is not to dismiss Pseudo Sue in any way. I liked it a lot and it has very good aromas of citrus zest and sunny afternoons. Flavors are nice and feel is crisp. A very good apa. Just don't see the hype is all.

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Photo of Destiney
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Junior
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElizKarr
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kavinci
4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of obrike
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well, I have a new favorite pale ale.

A buddy brought me this one back from a trip to Iowa to see his family...thank you sir.

Good looking golden yellow with a slight haze...big head that settles in leaving a thin lace.

Strong juicy hop aroma. Smells of citrus, pine, and spices. Almost like orange juice and mango in a can.

Wow. Juicy hop flavor without the same bite of an IPA. Hops dominate, but not overpowering. Great juicy tang and a bit dry on the aftertaste. A really easy drinking beer here and the alcohol is not too big. What a combo!

This Citra bomb is absolutely delicious! An IPA fan should love it, but it reigns supreme as a pale ale.

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Photo of Todd
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citrus, Tropical, Bready, Clean

From the tallboy, this is a golden beer with a touch of haze and a fluffy white head with legs. Single hopped with Citra, the aroma is packed with citrus zest and fleshy tropical fruits. It’s very aromatic, herbal and floral, too. Bready malts with fruity mango flavors greet the palate, followed by some juicy apple and background earthiness. The finish is dry, very clean, crisp, and highly refreshing. I'm glad I got to sit down and finally analyze this beer, but pseudoSue is a killer American Pale Ale that should just be pounded from the can.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #119 (December 2016).

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebrown221
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pseudo Sue from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 4,907 ratings