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Sosus - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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599 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 401
Gots: 31 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

fthegiants, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

trevor_s, Sep 09, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

visualmartyr, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

hbmertz12, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

farnold, Sep 08, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +3.8%

Yellolab2010, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

brother_kenneth, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Thishops4u, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

ILikeGoodCider, Sep 07, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +8%

SuperHop18, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mkirkland80, Sep 07, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev 0%

ralerwen, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours a mildy cloudy orange with sticky lacing. Nose has huge tropical fruit and pine character. Notes of peach, papaya,mango, and pine cones come through on the nose. Flavor has nice fruity hop flavor up front followed by bitter pine backbone. The bitterness is much more assertive than king sue. It's a clean bitterness that finishes with a nice pine character. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied and well carbonated. Overall, another delicious dipa from Toppling Goliath.

homebrew311, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%

richkrull, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Bhoward0698, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

kingsuecac, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

eyemustard, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

mpdavis, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Flabbyjandro, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

jb123, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of portia99
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%

22oz bottle from the release a couple of weeks ago. Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours pale straw golden in color, faint haze, endless streams of bubbles from the center of the
glass. A thick two finger head of dense white foam caps the beer and shows excellent staying
power. Lots of soapy lacing left on the glass.

S - Really fresh aroma (as expected from such a young bottle). Very sweaty hop profile, peachy,
citrusy grapefruit, grapefruit rind. Really intense hop aroma. Gives a very bitter impression
overall. Malt doesn't stand a chance here.

T - A bit of an earthy malt base, faint but noticeable at the base. A somewhat earthy hop
bitterness accompanies this nicely. Quite bitter, sharp and crisp and long-lasting/lingering. Hops
flavoring is a bit more subtle than the aroma would indicate, although not faint at all. Tons of
bitter grapefruit peel and flesh, citrusy flavors work well here. Fairly intense pine notes give a
sticky and resiny character. Some tropical aspects grab hold also - pineapple most notably to
my palate.

M - Straight up medium body with a somewhat soft carbonation. Sticky and resiny overall in feel
with a stiff bitterness. Faintly sweet at times, other sips bypass this completely. Hop showcase
for sure.

O - Certainly a top notch DIPA. My favorite of all time...probably not, but I would place this
solidly in my top 10. Isn't going to get much fresher than this, and freshness would seem to be
a real key here...so many hops that will fade quickly. Definitely glad to be able to try this one as
fresh as this bottle is.

portia99, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

lovethebelgians, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

trxxpaxxs, Sep 04, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev -6.6%

Evan, Sep 04, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

B_Sackett, Sep 04, 2014
Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.