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Sosus - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.35%


Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In his most notable mosaic work, Sosus of Pergamon depicts doves sunning atop a golden chalice. The image was said to be so enticing that real birds flew into it while trying to reach their stone companions. This single-hop showcase is inspired by the beauty of divinity of the Sosus mosaics. Just as the doves discovered their golden nectar, discover the irresistible nature of the Mosaic hop.

(Beer added by: nickapalooza86 on 05-05-2013)
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kevanb

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, poured into a Toppling Goliath Teku. Enjoyed on 3/30/14, reviewed from tasting journal.

The beer pours a hazy, opaque, copper color, hues of orange and apricot with a thick, soapy, white head, about a finger high, moderate retention but leaves a lovely wall of lace behind. The aroma is of resinous pine, bitter grapefruit, pineapple, mango, nice tropical brightness, but strong resinous and sappy qualities with some sweet malt and alcohol burn. The flavors are balanced a bit better, tangy and bitter grapefruit citrus, juicy fresh fruit, pineapples, mangos, passionfruit that does bring out some sweetness. Pine, resin and hop spice, earthy and bitter provide a nice counterbalance to the bright fruit flavors, before sweet, rich malt and light alcohol dominate the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, coats well, a little less lively than expected, the body could use a touch more carbonation, it feels thick, but still quite juicy, with a lightly dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice DIPA from Toppling Goliath, a bit earthier than I prefer, but it showcases the Mosaic hop quite well. Unfortunately, mosaic has proven to be a hop I am relatively indifferent about, but this might be the best example of it. A bit more carb could help this one a bit, but it's still a very, very fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 03:06:50 | More by kevanb
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dar482

New York

4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a hazy orange.

The aroma is hugely pungent. Citrus, lemons, tropical, mango, pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, hints of blueberry, just extremely aromatic.

The flavor follows of blueberry, oranges, lemon peel, peach, mango, and with some herbal and resinous bitterness on the finish. Lots of juiciness, a light doughy malt.

An absolutely world class IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 04:32:52 | More by dar482
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A-EBF sample pour. Foggy yellowish orange color with a tight packing of white froth.

S-Mosaic hops flow into my nose. Tangy citrus. All the tropical notes you could ask for. Pineapple, peach and apricot. Plenty of dank herbal notes and pine. Very aromatic.

T-The Mosaic hops are pushed to their limits in this beer. Tangy, almost lemony citrus. Tons of ripe pineapple, melon and grapefruit. Finishes with a well balanced, pale and bready maltiness as well as a solid grassy and piney hoppiness. Mosaic hops have a very unique aroma and flavor.

M-Juicy and resiny. High bitterness but it doesn't rip the enamel off your teeth. Long finish. No heat. Very nice.

O/D-Sampled it next to Toppling Goliath's King Sue. King Sue made this one seem tame but then I went back and tried it again and it really blew me away standing on its own. An elite, nearing perfect DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 18:24:14 | More by VelvetExtract
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darthvohn

Texas

4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Teku

Appearance: Hazy orange clover honey body with a minimal head. What head was present was a vibrant snow white. Lacing is abundant as you sip it down.

Smell: A nice bouquet of grapefruit and lemon followed by some dank intermingling about. The citrus was immediately noticed when you popped the top.

Taste: Grapefruit, green onion and a wee bit dank are your key players here. I get big sweet orange and some pine resin in the finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit tacky, kinda like finishing a big gulp of fresh OJ. The walls of your mouth and tongue are coated with a bit of stickiness.

Overall: I love Mosaic hopped beers and this is no exception. An excellent offering from TG. I really dig the citrus notes and orange finish in this one. Definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 19:43:43 | More by darthvohn
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden color with about a half finger white head that dissipated quickly to light lacing.
S: Grapefruit, lemon, and a little grassy on the nose.
T: Big grapefruit flavor! Earthy piney in the end.
M: Meduim body, very smooth, and slightly dry finish.
O: An excellent IIPA! I wish this was more accessible. Seek out if able.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 00:43:30 | More by N_Schleret
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ncketchum

Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in a pint glass.

A – pour is a turbulent light golden with minimal head which fades to a minimal lacing.

S – aroma is pineapple mango and grapefruit

T – taste is predominantly grapefruit with a piney hop finish.

M – most feel is smooth fairly full-bodied low carbonation no hint of alcohol.

O – fantastic double IPA. wish this stuff was more readily available here. Another winner from TG



Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:12:50 | More by ncketchum
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours golden with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, big passion fruit, floral, grassy, herbal, soft fruit, marmalade apricot, peach, and plum. The taste is soft, bitter-sweet, doughy, grapefruit, floral, light alcohol, herbal, bitter grass and toast with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Not quite as punchy as I hoped for. Smooth, crisp and rather drinkable. Pretty delicate for a double.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 02:34:04 | More by jbaker67
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is golden yellow with a small amount of tight white head. Huge citrus, mango, and grapefruit with a hint of pine resin in back. A faint touch of sweet malt up front. Taste is more grapefruit with a hint of bitterness. Malts are so faint, hops are huge. Resin and grapefruit through the finish. Body is light, very well carbonated and quite dry.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 02:14:02 | More by cpetrone84
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LordofTime25

Iowa

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer rocks! It's cloudy orange to yellow body is full of hoppy details & packed with citrus! There's a great sweet note from the malts & it's feels so good in your mouth you almost want to chug it! This is a perfect beer in my opinion & you need to get your hands on it if you can. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 13:25:42 | More by LordofTime25
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A huge year to say the least for the folks brewing in Decorah. Bottling line finally up and going and releases of Kentucky Brunch, Mornin' Delight, XHops, and Sosus have them one of the most talked about breweries in the country. Early in '13, Sue and Sosus were released simultaneously and people went crazy for it, and still do. This Imperial IPA focuses on the mosaic hop bringing out citrus and tropical fruit notes along with some dankness that make this an easy pick for the Hot 25 in Eastern Iowa!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 22:49:38 | More by iabeerbaron
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AltBock

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle with an awesome label that resembles a stained glass window. This stained glass depicts a frosty pint of beer with the name of the beer and the style of beer in the glass of beer. Above the pint is the Topping Goliath medical cross symbol. Flanking both sides of the stained glass is the Govt. Warning and a paragraph that describes the beer. A brewed date or a bottled date would have been extremely nice.

When poured into a J. Wakefield Snifter, this Midwestern Double IPA was a nice and lightly hazy pale kumquat orange with some faded straw yellow mixed into it. This DIPA was clear of all hop particles. It was just naturally hazy. On top of this pale and faded colored beer was a decent 1/4 of an inch pearl white head of foam. This mediocre sized head of foam had decent retention that left behind a solid white string of rings and a sticky streak of lace here and there.

There was a strong scent of hops in the aroma, but I wouldn't say that the aroma was a complete hop bomb. There was strong almost candy like sweetness that dumbed down the hop aroma a bit. It was a strong citrus hop aroma with a dash of piney hops. Intermingled with the hops was some grapefruit, lemon zest, and a drop of orange. I caught a whiff of bready malts trying to emerge from the background, but that sweetness came in and covered it up.

Now this is more like it! The taste is what I thought the aroma should have been. The hops kicked out the sweetness and they were now allowed to wreak havoc on my tastebuds. The citrus hops were strong, but not offensively strong. Following the hops was a little grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, and pine. It was nice of the hops and the citrus fruits to let the bready malts through and stay there for a little bit.

This was a medium to full bodied DIPA with a good amount of carbonation and a full flavored hoppy aftertaste. The aftertaste was chock full of citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, and pine. The hops lingered on for some time in the back of my throat.

Big Thanks to fellow BA mnbuffalo for hooking me up with this small Topping Goliath treat. The color was nice, too sweet in the aroma, but where it mattered most, the taste, this beer delivered. Would I drink it again? I'm good. One bottle is fine.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 03:22:09 | More by AltBock
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The beer pours out a pale orange-gold color, slightly hazy, with a really tight 3 fingers of white head that sticks around like grim death. Really great nose on this beer! Lost of sweet and tart tropical fruit notes like pineapples, ripe peaches, lemons, sour apple jolly ranchers, and oranges.

Medium-light body and intense hoppy, citrus-fruit flavor. Slight bready sweetness up front with a hint of pineapple and orange marmalade, and then lots of fruity, lemony bitterness crashes in. The beer provides a sweet backbone that balances out the attack nicely (impressive since the ABV is not what one usually considers typical of a IIPA), but never ever makes the taste medicinal. In the back of the palate, I get a dank, hemp-like undertaste that joins forces with the sweetness as they battle the hops, but we all know who wins. The finish is fruity sweet, bitter, and very, very appetizing, with lingering flavors of lemon and pineapple. This beer goes down way too easy and way too fast!

Crazy good IIPA! It strikes me as a cross between Hop Slam (for the sweetness) and GL Alchemy Hour (for the citrus fruit, body, and the dank flavor on the back of the palate). I'm smitten.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 21:06:25 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.04/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Bright gold and copper body, dusting of white foam on the lid, and some decent lacing is found on the side of the glass.

Odors range from grapefruit to green onion, Sosus is a little dank with a sweet citrus under current. And talk about odorous, you can smell this one as soon as you pop the cap!

That same dank profile of earthiness and green onion is present on the palate. However there is also a nice surprise in the way of orange citrus, peppercorns, and a little resin. The orange is what comes through the most in the finish. Seasoned IPA drinkers will not get a proverbial kick in mouth from the bitterness.

Sosus drinks as smooth as honey: creamy and a great feeling of heaviness.

This is yet another TG offering that drinks incredibly easy for a bigger beer. The dank hop profile meshes very well with the tangy and sweet flavors of citrus and pepper. I personally do not rate it higher because it is not where I prefer hop flavors to go.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 11:00:35 | More by Pintofbrown
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-clear golden color with a nice white head, and good lacing

S-citrus, light tropical fruit, pine, light bready malt, herbal

T-grapefruit, light tropical fruit, herbal notes, pine, light malt, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly dry

O-a solid DIPA with good flavor, but a little disappointing based on what I was expecting

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:48:56 | More by MDDMD
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sendsilk

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle kindly provided by Mista, thanks Geoffrey!

I'm tired and it's late so I'll try to keep this simple. The color is perfect. Dark orange straw in color, whatever. The smell is delicious, really wonderful. Tropical citrus with ripe, melon smelling hoppy funk! Really inviting.

T- This is what it's all about. Unbelievably delicious. Citrusy grapefruit but very clean. This is the second time I have been able too try this beer and I thought the first time may have been an abnormally good bottle the first time. This second beer confirms it, it's fantastic!

My favorite IPA is Alpine Nelson, I know this is a Double, but this is now my second favorite IPA being made, thanks Toppling Goliath!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 04:34:18 | More by sendsilk
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium gold color with a light, creamy white foam head with a very soapy looking lacing ring, and sticky.

S - Tropical citrus fruit, mango, oranges, and a little bit of sweet yeasty character.

T - Pineapple, oranges, passion fruit - Sweet tropical fruit from start to finish with sweet malt underneath. Sweet hoppy from start to finish but eventually starts to get "sugary" after awhile on the very end.

M - Medium body and velvety smooth with a lingering hoppy fruit finish.

O - Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 19:57:12 | More by jzeilinger
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thank you to Steasy66 for this treat.

Appearance. Pours yellow gold with a very light haze. Topped with 1.5 fingers of white head that leaves some thick lace behind.

Smell. Big grapefruit and lemon rind, tropical fruits and some grainy light malts, a touch of cedar and honey.

Taste. Again, big grapefruit and other citrus fruit, some papaya, some woody pine and light grainy malts (a little on the sweet side). Good bitterness in the finish but not overbearing.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Very nice stuff. Will satisfy your hop cravings.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:10:35 | More by Rutager
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juliusseizure

New York

3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

10/12/2013 At work on a weekend

Thanks hyroglyphk!

A: Pale yellow. Or maybe office fluorescent lights don't do it justice.

S: Grass, earthy, maybe pine. No citrus, zest, etc.

T: Good but not great. Can taste the same elements I smell but I like my DIPAs to have a little lemony or grapefruity zest, or pine stickiness. The lack of overly bitter bite at the end is appreciated

M: Close to perfect for a DIPA

O: Just below outstanding based on the scale here. Too many great DIPAs out there to go after the TG hype. Certainly worth it if easily accessible but not something I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 20:38:28 | More by juliusseizure
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Latest batch, opened 10/11/13

A- Pours a brilliantly clear orange/copper with an inch white head. Great retention.

S-Grapefruit, lemon zest, oranges, mango- a mixture of tropical fruit with a little bit of grassy. A touch of bready malt comes out also.

T- Huge fresh hop flavor- a ton of grapefruit and pineapple dominate. Bitterness is right where I want it to be. Present, but it isn't harsh or sharp. There is a little bit of caramel/bready malt on the back end, providing some balance to the full frontal assault of hops.

M- A little sharp and dry, although right on the edge of where I like it. Drinks easily...I wish it had a touch less carbonation though.

O- Fantastic DIPA from a brewery I wish I could drink from every day. Not a whole lot to say- this is definitely a big double IPA. Dry enough to let the hops shine through, but enough malt support so they aren't overpowering.

hnnng/10, would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 00:26:17 | More by justforrazors
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caskstrength

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

About a week after bottling, into my TG tulip.

Clear light golden pour with carbonation as expected.

S: Hops. Some earthy dankness. Leans to the piney side, tropical fruits too. Nice pungency

T: Piney dank earthy hops, tropical fruits, and not much else. Alcohol shows up on the aftertaste, unfortunately, but it doesn't ruin the fun. It just taints it a bit.

M: Pretty clean. I wanted more resin to muck things up.

O: This is really good, but just short of great.
I think I'd choose Zeelander or a good batch of Sue if I'm drinking TG.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:24:08 | More by caskstrength
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Stevedore for helping me get a bottle of this limited bottle of TG hops! Thanks again Steve!

poured into the proper glass! A Toppling Goliath belgian style tulip/snifter glass.

Bottled on Wednesday 10/2/2013.

Appearance: glowing and bright straw yellow beer with 1 full finger of head. Head has a decent amount of staying power, but eventually drops down to a thin cap. Thick lacing remains on the side of the glass.

Smell: Sweet oranges, tropical fruits, and honeydew melon. Little bit of dankness too. Bready and biscuity malts.

Taste: Huge hop flavors that impart a mild bitterness. This is an orange and pineapple bomb which actually tastes sweet and juicy! Melons, orange and lemon zest, mangos, melon rind, and a general light fruity presence. Biscuity malts all the way with a touch of sweetness similar to honey. The beer has a mild bitterness in the finish with a hint of pine resin and dank hop.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. This beer has a very creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is near perfection and the beer drinks well below its 8% abv. Super drinkable DIPA.

Overall: This beer reminds me alot of Lawson's Double Sunshine which is my favorite DIPA as well as my highest reviewed DIPA. The big difference between Sosus and Double Sunshine is that TG makes thier hoppy beers to taste and feel so very juicy. I cant think of any other hoppy beers besides Sosus and PseudoSue that have such a juicy quality to them. Double sunshine is a little more on the dry side, but both beers equally awesome. Between PsuedoSue and Sosus; Toppling Goliath has truely given me a greater appreciation for hops. I dont know what Topping Goliath does when they brew thier hoppy beers, but the result is absolutely magical every single time. I honestly prefer a Sosus or Double Sunshine over a bottle of Kern River Citra DIPA. Yep, I just said it... It about time that the Midwest has hoppy beer that rival or are better than(in my opinion)both east and west coast as far as hoppy beers are concerned!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 02:45:59 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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daledeee

Iowa

4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have pretty good faith when I buy a beer from this Iowa brewery. I bought a 22 oz. and saw everyone was buying their max 2 bottle alotment. I bought 1. It was still chilled so i brought it right home and opened it.

Poured into a pretty big glass and got a bright gold body with lots of bubbles from the bottom. Thick white head with great lacing.

This beer is very fresh and it smells that way. Lots of tropical fruit and that's about all I get.

Now for the taste... This is probably the strongest IPA flavor wise I have had. I don't mean the in your face pine or grapefruit. I mean tropical, citrus, apricot and malt. Wow. This is truly a wonderful blend of the above. Slightly sweet but just right. Nice creamy fish and a strong apricot and hints of other citrus lingers in your palate. This beer is what I like in the IPA family. Close to perfect. I hear the production is kicking up so maybe I can get this again. I have only heard of it here once before.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 23:02:10 | More by daledeee
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beer pours pours somewhere in between straw and amber with a little haze. Pretty darn pretty.

The smell on this guy is enormous. Really caught me off guard, actually. It's piney on the front, floral on the back, and citrus in the middle. Pretty remarkable smell. I'm more fond of the huge citrus/tropical myself, but there is no doubt this is impressive.

The taste is top notch--incredible hop presence. Piney and floral resin mixed with a cornucopia of tropical fruits. Pretty damn intense and pretty bitter. There is a unique spiciness in the beer that reminds me of ZD, actually. In that case it must be citra, but all other citra beers I've had lack that spiciness. I don't even know if there is citra in this? Maybe mosaic? I don't know. I'm loving this beer though. There is a lot of breadiness too, and decent sweetness to round things out.

EDIT: Thanks to Stevedore for pointing out my ignorance and telling me that it's single hop mosaic.

Mouthfeel is very good. Characteristic of the elite ipas, but a little thinner. Still amazing.

Overall, this is wayyyy up there on the iipa chain for me. I'm shocked with how good this is. I guess after having Zeelander on firkin with citra, I shouldn't be surprised though. Way to kill it, TG!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:58:38 | More by lunarbrew
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright straw yellow with a hint of golden orange. Nice finger+ of fluffy white head, pretty decent retention, absolutely fantastic lacing.

S - Oh sweet heaven! Tons of citrusy sweet hops - pineapple, grapefruit, orange rinds, just absolutely mouth watering.

T - Oh yea! Dry bitterness up front transitions into a nice citric smack of the aforementioned flavors. Definitely fairly grainy, fairly bitter finish/aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied or less, well carbonated, quite drinkable.

O - Very tasty, semi-reminscent of a slightly lighter Hop Slam

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 01:11:49 | More by MacQ32
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange. Small white head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Grapefruit. Some bright citrus. A little musty. Very nice.

Taste - Much more grain, but it's still great. More citrusy. Less musty. Slight sweet malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Moderate bitterness.

Overall - Great hop flavor. Excellent body. High quality IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 00:56:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.