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Toppling Goliath King Sue

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Citra Double IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and yellow with a small, wispy, white head. Decent retention. Fruity and musky hops dominate the aroma, followed by tropical fruits, melons and a lesser note of funky armpit. Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is mostly bitter, featuring rindy hops and pale malts, followed by a lengthy, raspy, tongue-numbing finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
21/VI/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ ElManana’s Massaman Curry Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: V/12/15 (2015-799) Thanks to ElManana + 1 for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy bright orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, mango, pineapple, sweet, peaches, very fruity. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, bit piny, resinous. Aftertaste: dry, bitter hops, citrus, some grapefruit, little sweet, hoppy, resinous, mango, passion fruits.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
22 oz bomber from Al Carpenter. You son of a bitch! Shared with ebone1988. The pour is a nice foggy golden orange with a thick fluffy pure white head and fantastic lacing. The aroma is insane. Bursting citrus, insane pine notes, great hoppy bitterness. This should be an event. The flavor is amazing. So juicy and sweet before the pineapple and tropical fruits come in with a strong pineyness and light resin. The hops are present, but mellow. The mouth feel is incredible. Thick and creamy, but it disappears quickly, keeping the crisp cleanness with it. The aftertaste is piney tropical fruits with a hint of malt. Absolutely amazing IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, pine, wonderful. Appearance is great, golden amber with a white head. Taste is unbelievable. Juicy tropical fruit eases into pine and malt, perfectly balanced without a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is divine, perfect carbonation, soft yet crisp. Overall, I knew from pseudoSue that this would be phenomenal...I was not disappointed. This is the best IPA out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle acquired via trade with ReeceG! Golden tangerine pour with a tightly packed ivory cap that left significant spattering of lacing inside the glass. Orange rind, mango, papaya, honey-baked biscuit, and lemongrass. Floral, bright, and balanced. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bomber from a trade shared with Eric Teusink. Really tasty. Great fruit and chewy orange citrus. Nice aroma with lots of orange citrus. A bigger malt body and presence with a faint caramel sweetness. Top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at Hunahpu’s Day. Served in a taster. Pale orange yellow. Big white head. A little hazy. Great retention. Big citrus aroma. Has some grassiness, too. Cracker malt and doughy sweetness. Taste is similar. Orange citrus hops. Light pale malt sweetness. Cracker malt. Slightly grassy bitterness in the back. Medium body. Just the right amount of sweetness. Tastes just like an imperial Sue should taste. Outrageous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Martinus (3712) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, topical fruits, bit of onion, citra. Bitter flavour, hops, tropical fruits, apricot, light coconut. Finish lingering tropical fruits, mango, citra, passion fruit. Brilliant. Lots of room for the citra to shine. Here’s to number 1000, Bjorn!
(From 66cL bottle @ ElManana’s Massaman Chili tasting, Gent. Thanks for sharing, Bjorn!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at Massaman Tasting. Thanks to a BA-trade. Crazy excited to try this one. Aroma of exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, just mentioning exotic fruits now. Amazing beer. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle shared by my friend Eric at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with lots of hop bitterness annd a strong citrus finish.

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