Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
King Sue Double India Pale Ale
American Double/Imperial IPA
22oz, Single
Solid two fingers of cream white foam, even surface with a couple of pockets of larger bubbles, above average retention, the lacing forms broad streaks unto sheets that cling tenaciously. Cloudy coppery orange liquid, tiny bubbles extend in beads which resemble a spider's web, visually active carbonation. The nose leaps right out at you, big and sassy and full of juicy tangerine to pink grapefruit citrus, then pine sap, lemongrass, damp forest floor earth, as well as more sharply contoured pineapple, mango, papaya fruit scents, not relentless and does dissolve before becoming overbearing. Full-bodied, creamy and fills the mouth cheek to cheek. The carbonation is a bit more sluggish than you'd think looking at it, this allows the caramel, coconut oil, cocoa aspects to glue it to the palate and create more concentration in the grapefruit, tangerine to lime citrus. Here more floral albeit without the lift, the pine has a looser character and there's a doughy, yeasty quality to absorb bite from the herbaceousness. Not that dank, keeps the focus on the mango, nectarine, pineapple to kiwi fruit flavors. For its size has good drinkability but more than a bomber in a sitting would be pushing it.
5 out of 5