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Sosus - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

610 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 404
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by mikeyv35:
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4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Date: 05/21/2013
Type: 22oz. Bomber
Vintage: 2013, but unsure to exact freshness as no date stamped/labeled.
Glass: Heady Topper Stemless Glass

Very excited to try this one and thanks to BA MaltyLareau (Dave) for getting this out to me to sample. This is the one that I think might end up right there w/ Double Sunshine and Heady Topper.

Pours a golden in color w/ a 1 finger white head that produces medium amounts of sticky lacing. Aromas of heavy pear, mandarin orange, pineapple, and mild pine. The flavor was of big pear/pear juice up front, leading into pineapple/mango/melon, and finishes w/ very mild resinous bitterness (almost non-existent). Medium bodied and finishes very clean and juicy. High drinkability on this one due to the juiciness, very refreshing.

Overall/Verdict, awesome, extra juicy DIPA from this tiny brewery. Very narrowly over Double Sunshine the best DIPA I have ever had. This beer lived up to my expectations and is a notch above Double Sunshine. Despite being similar to Heady in my scoring this beer is quite the different animal, where Heady is a dry grapefruit bomb this is a juicier pear bomb. In the end, this single hopped beer really showcased the massive pear flavor that can be derived from Mosaic hops.

mikeyv35, May 26, 2013
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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.