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Sosus - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 382
Gots: 32 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

05-19-2014 22:56:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.3%

07-13-2013 01:06:31 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-28-2014 14:33:37 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

07-13-2013 01:07:32 | More by acurtis
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-12-2014 08:17:34 | More by zestar
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-01-2013 01:21:36 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-01-2013 01:19:42 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

08-31-2014 18:35:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

04-27-2014 15:50:54 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-20-2013 19:43:34 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-14-2013 04:52:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

03-21-2014 02:34:13 | More by emerge077
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-25-2013 04:01:31 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-13-2013 20:04:06 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

03-25-2014 16:32:20 | More by Jason
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.3%

03-25-2014 20:03:58 | More by Kegatron
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oline73

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-22-2014 02:38:46 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%

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.

05-22-2014 14:44:47 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2014 20:36:18 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2014 15:51:27 | More by Rochefort10nh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-13-2013 05:02:17 | More by XmnwildX12
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

05-18-2013 08:15:22 | More by beernads
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-23-2014 13:44:17 | More by oriolesfan4
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-03-2013 19:04:31 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

03-19-2014 23:21:17 | More by yourefragile
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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.