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Sosus - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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712 Ratings

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 449
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by caskstrength:
Photo of caskstrength
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

caskstrength, Oct 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of WynnDavis
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance: A gorgeous straw bail color with a finger of white head and nice lacing.
Smell: An instant reminder of my favorite beer of the year by Indeed Brewing: LET IT RIDE. A mosaic hop beer where they use four pounds per barrel. It's the perfect balance between citrus, a slight tropical sweetness, and a clean finish with some classic midwest dankness. Juicy, but not as much as King Sue, which really makes it even more amazing. One of my favorite DIPA'S alongside let it ride, scream, king sue, sucks.

WynnDavis, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Bshaw22
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is definitely one of the best double IPAs I've ever had. I've never had Heady but I have to imagine this can compete.

A - perfect hazy orange
S - tropical bright kind of mango pineappleish
T - follows the nose. Very smooth.
M - perfect - DNase enough but still so drinkable
O- close to a 5 - everything I want from a double IPA. I believe this beer features the Mosaic hop which, to me is very similar in profile to the Citra. It does a great job showcasing it. I dream of making beer like this.

Bshaw22, Jun 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Sweet Tangerine juice. Really well balanced. No notes of booze. Huge citrus juice nose. Almost like Five Alive. Orange hazy body.

PHBoiler, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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warmbier804, May 29, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Clear, bright, vibrant dark orange. Moderately-sized white head of large bubbles. Ribbons and irregular lines of lacing down the glass. Very pretty IPA.

Incredible aroma, and my favorite aspect of this beer. If I didn't know any better, I would suggest this was definitely brewed with Nelson hops, and perhaps some Citra. Apparently, this is a Mosaic-hopped DIPA, and I am a fan. Grapefruit, sweet cracker, juicy citrus, and a bit of dank. An incredibly, hop-forward, succulent, juicy, hop experience.

The flavor is similar to the aroma with lots of accompanying bitterness as well. The juicy and bitter citrus notes combine very nicely with the bold bitterness. Some sweet Animal Cracker cookie sweetness complements as well.

Medium to near-full bodied for the style with moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean flavors.

This one goes down easy. This is a delicious IPA that rivals the best San Diego puts out.

ehammond1, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.