Savor the Flavor of Toppling Goliath’s Signature Pale Ale: Pseudo Sue

Welcome to Toppling Goliath Company's Pseudo Sue, an American Pale with a 5.8% ABV. This is a well-balanced combination of delicate body and mild bitterness in the finish – perfect for any beer-drinker.

As you sip on your Pseudo Sue, you'll experience a range of aromas from grapefruit and citrus to mango and evergreen. This beer is made in Decorah, Iowa and its unique name has quite the story behind it.

The name “Pseudo Sue” was inspired by the Field Museum's famous Tyrannosaurus skeleton, Sue. When representatives from the museum discovered this beer, they decided to partner with Toppling Goliath Brewing Company to make it the signature brew of their cafe.

Pseudo Sue has earned its place as one of Toppling Goliath Brewing Company's most popular beers. Perfectly balanced and full of flavor, this pale ale is sure to plase even the pickiest of palates! Whether you're enjoying it at home or at the Field Museum cafe, this beer will transport you back to Decorah, Iowa with every sip. So grab a can or two today and enjoy the taste of history!

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Alcohol Content of Pseudo Sue Beer

Pseudo Sue is an American Pale Ale with an ABV ( by volume) of 5.8%. This means that for every 100 milliliters of beer, 5.8% of it is alcohol. It has a mild bitterness in the finish and aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Pseudo Sue is a well-balanced beer that is delicate in body and has a moderate level of alcohol content.

Where Is Pseudo Sue Beer Brewed?

Pseudo Sue Pale Ale is brewed at Toppling Goliath Brewing in Decorah, Iowa. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Toppling Goliath is a family-owned brewery that has been crafting quality beer since 2009. The brewery specializes in hop-forward ales and IPAs, and Pseudo Sue is no exception. This pale ale blends citrusy with a smooth body to create a balanced and flavorful beer that's sure to please any lover. With its roots in Decorah, Pseudo Sue is an Iowa classic – one that's sure to be enjoyed for years to come.

The Origin of the Name ‘Pseudo Sue'

The beer “Pseudo Sue” was named after the Field Museum's famous tyrannosaurus skeleton, Sue. It is a nod to the museum's love for history and dinosaurs, as well as a tribute to Clark Lewey, the founder of Toppling Goliath brewery who was a great admirer of the museum. When representatives from the museum discovered this beer, they decided it would be perfect to become the signature brew of their cafe. The name “Pseudo Sue” is used to pay homage to both Sue and Lewey's admiration for the Field Museum.

Who Brews Pseudo Sue Beer?

Pseudo Sue is a beer brewed by Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, a craft brewery located in Decorah, Iowa. Founded by Clark and Barb Lewey in 2009, Toppling Goliath has gained a reputation for producing some of the best craft beers in the United States. Pseudo Sue is an American-style pale ale that features a citrusy hop aroma, balanced bitterness, and a crisp finish. It is brewed with two-row malt and hopped with Cascade, Citra, Centennial and Simcoe hops. This medium-bodied beer has 6.8% ABV (alcohol by volume) and 45 IBUs (International Bittering Units). Pseudo Sue is available year-round in cans and on draft at select locations thoughout the United States–so be sure to grab one when you can!

What is the Taste of Pseudo Sue Beer?

Pseudo Sue tastes like a light, well-balanced pale ale with a delicate body and mild bitterness in the finish. Its flavors are dominated by the Citra hop, giving it intense aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. On the palate it's clean and bright with a subtle bite that adds to its unique flavor profile. Overall, Pseudo Sue is an incredibly refreshing beer that will leave you wanting more!


Pseudo Sue Pale Ale from the Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, Iowa is a well-balanced and delicate beer with a mild bitterness that finishes off with aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Crafted as a tribute to the Field Museum's tyrannosaurus skeleton Sue, Pseudo Sue Pale Ale has become the signature brew of the Field Museum café. Not only is it a delicious beer for any occasion, but also one that carries an interesting story behind it.

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Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.