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Sosus - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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)
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

spycow, Apr 27, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, berry, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, citrus zest, and berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice citrus and berry forward hop qualities all around.

UCLABrewN84, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

djrn2, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
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acurtis, Jul 13, 2013
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Thorpe429, Feb 28, 2014
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Texasfan549, Nov 01, 2013
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kjkinsey, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

ygtbsm94, Aug 31, 2014
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Knapp85, Oct 20, 2013
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SocalKicks, Oct 25, 2013
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emerge077, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Jason, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

nickfl, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Kegatron, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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mendvicdog, Mar 23, 2014
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beernads, May 18, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From 05/21/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one; thanks Ross! First Toppling Goliath beer, poured into a globe glass.

a - Pours a hazy golden orange color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks good.

s - Smells of citra hops, oranges, citrus, tropical fruits,honey, pine hops, and mangos. Awesome nose, super fruity and hoppy. I love it.

t - Tastes of oranges, citrus hops, tropical fruits, pineapple, mangos, and light pine hops and resin. No bitterness at all. Great taste.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink. Juicy mouthfeel.

o - Overall a fantastic DIPA; tried it close to Bodhi by Columbus and thought it was much better. Super juicy with a lot of hops and fruits, and no bitterness at all. Well worth seeking out.

mdfb79, May 22, 2014
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Rochefort10nh, Mar 23, 2014
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oriolesfan4, Mar 23, 2014
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drewone, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

imperialking, Jul 03, 2013
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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.