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Toppling Goliath King Sue

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Citra Double IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Doug. Cloudy, opaque golden & orange tinted body with a foamy, soft white head. Lightly creamy, slow to settle to a chunky collar with moderate, sheety lacing. Aroma explodes with pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, wet grass, mild pine, resin, hints of green onion, light perfume, candied citrus peel... Citra hops going to work on my nostrils. Taste is... WOW. Somehow even better than the aroma. Juicy, candied oranges, grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, magno, papaya... Both citric & tropical with a strong underbody of pine, grass, resin, & light hop oils. Lightly sweet sugar cookie & cracker malt adds oomph to the hops without stealing the spotlight. Juicy, fruity, citrusy finish with bitter pine & hints of white pepper fading out. This is an absolutely incredible double IPA. Upper echelon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from the brewery shared by RussianDragon. Many thanks. This was one of my top wants. The beer is yellow and moderately hazy with a white cap. Like Sosus, huge tropical fruit notes. Wonderfully fresh and über hoppy with a subtle, bready malt character in support. Medium bitterness, finishing clean with lingering juicy hop tones. It has been fun to watch the IPA / DIPA style evolve over the last several years. King Sue is without question a world class beer, on par with my favorites from Alpine, Hill Farmstead and the like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BiiruBierBeer (173) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Very nice pineapple smell. Light foam in mouthfeel. Heavy hops taste that was too much for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours cloudy and bright orange/yellow. Almost looks like orange juice. Aroma is bursting with citrus and tropical fruits and is typical TG. Taste is absolutely amazing and juicy. Full of orange, peach, mango, and pineapple. Been wanting to try this for a while and ReeceG came through for me. Absolutely superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
22 oz. bottle from the calming shores of Iowa. Pours a hazed, pale orange-gold with a small white head that laces the glass. Not quite as murky as some TG offerings, but almost all of their stuff is incredibly cloudy. Aroma of tropical and citrus fruits, herbs, onion (another common TG characteristic, which seems odd for a Citra beer), sweet and pale malts, hay, and florals. Flavor of citrus peel, sweet and pale malts, pineapple, pine resin, florals, and tropical fruit rind. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy, resinous mouthfeel. Smooth and balanced, more so than other hoppy TG stuff. But didn’t quite pop for me the same way some of those did - despite being completely excellent in its own right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
22oz bottle. Big thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Totally hazy kind of golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good lace. Awesome big perfumey hoppy floral nose, kind of spicy, piney. Moderate bitter taste, kind of zesty, light to moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. The pour is murky orange, very hazy, interesting pour. The aroma is a hop delight, so much citrus. The taste is awesome. Just a perfect brew of hops, so smooth. Lives up to the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1391) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Fresh bottle in trade from Joe basically as an extra. Huge thanks. Pours super murky yellow colored with a big fluffy white head. Really ugly to be honest. Aroma of sweet hop nectar, pineapples, pine needles, dank mustiness. Flavor is lots and lots of sweet pineapples balanced alongside huge bitter pine. Pretty chewey and dry, medium plus carbonation, crisp refreshing finish. Really nice DIPA on the bitter end of the spectrum. Quite the hype monster, and this is excellent but doesn’t live up to that. Doesn’t hold a candle to Pseudo for me, which is saying something because this is very good. Definitely worth getting but don’t bend over backward for it. Deserves a score a little higher but got knocked down due to the ugly look.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2684) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Corkscrews, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is super hazy orange with a big white head and great lacing. Big peachy, orange peels, some biscuit, grassy, somewhat earthy, lemony, and lemons in the aroma. Taste is juicy stone fruits, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, straw, some spicy hops, and mango with a fairly bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with high carbonation. Solid DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9122) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle with Stephen. Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with an off white head. Peach, mango, herbal, lightly piney, tropical fruity aroma. Juicy tropical fruity flavor with bubblegum, mango, pineapple. Very dry and juicy. Nice.

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