Toppling Goliath Brewing Company: Pseudo Sue

Hops: Citra

ABV: 6.8%

IBU: 50

Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 4.21/5

Is Jurassic Park happening on the Windowsill today?

I love a good collaboration brew, and today’s beer is no different. However, the interesting part of this collaboration is that it’s not between two breweries. For this dino-inspired brew, Iowa’s Toppling Goliath Brewing Company—one of the best craft breweries in the country—collaborated with Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. In 2016, Toppling Goliath was looking to distribute their beers to the Windy City, but ran into a legal snag with their Pseudo Sue and King Sue pale ales—they were named after the museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, Sue, and that name and likeness were trademarked. Instead of waging a legal battle against the brewery, the museum reached out, and the two entities decided to form a partnership. The beers got a new label shouting out the Field, and a big release was planned at the museum. The rest, as they say, is history. Natural history.

Now let’s chat about the actual Pseudo Sue, because it’s amazing. This was my first beer from Toppling Giant, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a pale ale brewed with only Citra hops. It has a delicate body, with just enough bitterness to create a really lovely finish. One sniff is all it took, and the “ferocious” aromas of citrus and mango make it refreshing and oh so crisp. Believe the hype behind this Iowa brewery. They’re definitely doing the T-Rex proud!

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