Sosus | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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SosusSosus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

100+ IBU

Added by nickapalooza86 on 05-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#125
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,600
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
666
Gots:
155
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,600 |  Reviews: 207
Photo of Chilmer
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of treich001
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skirstein
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, golden-orange. Nicely carbonated. Mosaic normally isn’t one of my favorite hops, but this is terrific! TG makes so many outstanding IPAs and DIPAs and this yet another.

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Photo of 5toutman75
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mflamar
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome double india pale ale with a hazy appearance (especially if you add the yeast at the bottom of the bottle), and an aroma that is fruity and dank beyond what words can possibly describe. The taste is intensely bitter but fairly balanced and the aftertaste features a fairly mild but long bitterness and dankness.

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4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ken_P
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mmcpartlon
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into snifter glass.

Pours a hazy - but not murky - pale orange. Some tangerine, pine, and other tropical fruits in the nose.
Taste similar to the nose. Has a nice mild hop bite towards the end
Medium body, and medium carbonation. Does not sit on the palate for long like some IPAs tend to.
Overall a pretty great double ipa.

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4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into teku glass

Hazy amber liquid, two finer frothy white foam cap, sticky lacings settles to a dense layer

Tropical hop aromas, pineapple, papaya, pine

Taste is tropical, citrus

Medium sudsing, hop nibble

Good beer

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Photo of evolution26x
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TreBonez
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kreg02
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of larryarms847
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautifully hazed bright orange with a plump finger of off-white foam.

Bright tropical notes of mango and pineapple dominate, but resinous grassy and strong citrus notes join.

Tropical, citrusy, and resinous flavors are dominant and it does not disappoint.

Medium-full bodied, low-medium carbonation, juicy, soft, exceptionally smooth.

Overall, quite a delicious brew and one not to pass on if given the opportunity!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, orange beer with a big fluffy head that leaves tons of lacing behind. Smells sweet and tropical with overripe papaya, notes of orange and some floral hops. Tastes lightly sweet with the papaya and orange up front. The sweet and citrus is washed away with a nice bitterness with some pithy and some floral qualities. This is a nice beer showcasing mosaic hops.

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,600 ratings