Tagged: american pale ale

Toppling Goliath PseudoSue

Toppling Goliath PseudoSue
Toppling Goliath PseudoSue

Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Bottled: May 2013 (?)
Size: 22oz bottle
Price: $6
Bottle Count: Unknown (trade)

So this is the very first beer I’ve had from Toppling Goliath, and if this one is any indication, I’m gonna be chasing this dragon for a while.  We opened this in a session that included Alpine Nelson (one of my very favorite beers) and Hill Farmstead’s Abner, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about this beer.  It stood head and shoulders above the others, and that’s saying something.

Holy shit, is this good.  Apparently it’s all Citra, and there’s no question when you drink it.  Huge melon and citrus notes, along with pineapple and and honey.  It’s sweet without being sweet, with a short dry-ish finish.  It’s almost thirst-quenching.  Some comparisons to Zombie Dust were mentioned when we drank it, although for my money I’ll take a case of this in a heartbeat.

Did I mention that IT’S SIX FUCKING DOLLARS?!  This might be the best deal since six packs of Lagunitas Sucks, or back when I could get pints of Pliny for $4 when I lived in Cali.  Really hoping TG bottles a boatload more of this in the future.  As it is I’m off now to post an ISO for more bottles…

Cycle Brewing Fixie Pale Ale (again)

Peg’s/Cycle Brewing Fixie Pale Ale

Peg's/Cycle Brewing Fixie Pale Ale
Peg’s/Cycle Brewing Fixie Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 4.75%
Kegged: Feb 2013
Size: 16oz pint glass
Price: $6?

This is the sister beer to Freewheel, essentially the same beer but with different hops.  It’s also the better of the two by far.  Light and hoppy, with a finish that drops off a cliff, you can crush this stuff all day.  Doug has (another) solid brew on his hands with this.