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Toppling Goliath King Sue

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
(22oz bomber) cloudy medium yellow, soapy bubbles. Nose of light onion, citrus fruits, unique yeast characteristic, dry and not super malty, lemon/lime zest, orange citrus pulp, Taste is dry and citrusy, quite yeasty, dry, touch of umami, grapefruit oil without being overly bitter, other citrus zest. The finish is oily but dry in sweetness. Nice texture to the beer. Linger of slight umami.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (3249) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2015
22oz bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out hazy golden topped with a small white head. Nose is tons of tropical fruit citrus pineapple melon and caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the heavy tropical fruit citrus pineapple mango caramel sweetness and a nice bitterness on the end. I hate to like this brewery but they are doing some great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syndicate (100) - Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bomber thanks to Shane. Bottled a week or so ago. Poured a cloudy apricot color with a thick white head. Nose is dank hops and bready malts. Taste is tropical fruits with a pineapple striking a big note with me. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (396) - USA - MAY 19, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a snifter--phenom bottle trade a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is juicy bitter oranges. Flavor BLEW ME AWAY!!!! DIPA is my preferred style and had my fair share. This one is exceptional. Really worth the hype. Luscious to the palate and am blessed to have traded for 2 of these beauties.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottled last week. Pours cloudy orange-copper. Off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is heavily tropical. Pineapple, Mango, citrus. Fairly "dank". Some malty back notes. Taste is pretty well balanced. Bitter, but sweetness too. Good flavor. Body is medium. softer carbonation. Longer finish. Really nice stuff. Had this next to trillium dry hopped fort point, and I don’t know which I like more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6701) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
22 oz. bottle sample from a friend in a King Sue glass picked up by the same friend from notes. Pours a hazy orange/dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have big citrus and tropical fruit hops, earthy and oniony on the flavor, some resin, toasted bread, some floral notes as well, good, flavorful DIPA that I am glad I got to try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Yes my forum friends have had some Iowa brews. This IPA is superb. Real pine and floral nose. It may have elder ado or not but smells of that varity. Real rose and sweet pine. Great alcohol balance with blend of hops and malts perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours a hazy orange color, fluffy white head that breaks into spotty lacing. Looks like juice in a glass. Aromas are loaded with tropical aromas of pineapple, mango, peach along with some citrus notes or orange and lemon. Just a hint of alcohol in the nose. Taste is not as vibrant as I was hoping. An initial burst of mango/peach is quickly surpassed by a medium-heavy bitterness of sharp acidic citrus. Hints of alcohol permeate through a bit in the back end. Certainly a nice DIPA, but I much, much prefer regular pseudoSue over this bigger version. Not as much balance or flavor here, but still better than most DIPA’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardaxe (293) - - OCT 13, 2014
Poured from bomber into tulip. Unusual very pale orange, cloudy color. Medium lingering head. Good aroma filled with tropical fruit. Excellent flavor with a nice balance between hops and malt. No hop bomb here. Very light drinking with a soft and supple mouthfeel. This wasn’t aggressive in the slightest. Beautiful smooth and nimble.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Holy hell, what a nose. Bomber to snifter. Nose is an overpowering citrus, tropical, fruity explosion. Just wonderful. I think this is my first 10/10 on aroma. Pour is a very hazy orange with medium white head, mostly tiny bubbles. laces well. Taste is very mango, tropical, kiwi, but short of apricot or peach. The hop flavor seems to add a subtle sweet like mouthfeel, almost like vanilla if that even makes sense. Holy hell. Seems to dull out as it sits and finished with a bit of alcohol warming that is almost hot, like a fusel alcohol. Oranges come out in the aroma and flavor as it warms. overall a wonderfull hop expression with a balanced but not cloying or sweet malt backbone. If the alcohol were better hidden then this would likely be my highest rated bier. Thanks kevin

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