Sosus
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #14
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
99
Ranked #234
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.47%
Ratings:
1,991
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 09:16 PM
Added:
May 05, 2013
Wants:
  647
Gots:
  200
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: 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
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4.5 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana on Yesterday at 09:16 PM
 
4.75 by akopczyk from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
 
4.5 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
 
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.49 by Khaack from New York on Sep 22, 2021
 
4 by wolverine0712 from Missouri on Aug 18, 2021
 
3.94 by micada from New York on Aug 09, 2021
 
4.77 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin on Aug 08, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

22oz bottle - review from notes

I've been meaning to get my hands on this one. A double IPA from one of my favorite Ipa-making breweries. And this doesn't disappoint, with massive pine and floral notes. Smells (and tastes?) like a bottle of pine-sol

great stuff

Jul 31, 2021
 
4 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.75 by Jmalo from Ohio on Jun 17, 2021
 
3.15 by CarpeDiem33 from Minnesota on Jun 16, 2021
 
4.25 by GFK from Michigan on Jun 15, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: Medium haziness of orange for coloring with a white soapy foam composition of one inch. Sticky strands of lacing. Strong carbonation factor.

S: Really sweet sugary peaches, watermelon and guava. A bit of strawberry-lemonade. Good strength. Has a bit of juicy Gatorade flair.

T: Dry flowery hopping, citrus, and orange grind with a bready malting.

M: Bready malty consistency for mouthful.

O: Overall loved the nose, fruity and berry like, fresh, wet and Gatorade like. The flavor was a bit less impressing, less complexed and basic.

May 26, 2021
 
4.19 by Blazer22 from Colorado on May 07, 2021
 
4.44 by forum8417 from New Jersey on Apr 21, 2021
 
4.31 by o29 from Texas on Apr 20, 2021
 
4.74 by jwerner23 from Minnesota on Apr 20, 2021
 
4.5 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Apr 18, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1491

I enjoy Toppling Goliath Beers, I have yet to try their darker beers. The best by date is in a week, I need to get this one gone. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour created a bright white foamy and airy two-fingered head. The dissipation of the head left abundant lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5, pale straw, with golden hues. The beer is mostly clear with some haziness lurking within. The appearance of the beer is elegant.

The initial aromas in the beer are pine needles, grapefruit rind, floral esters, and herbal. Nosing further in the glass, I detect toasted bread crust, lightly toasted malts, oranges, lemons, papaya, and a touch of solvent.

The flavors in the beer are grapefruit, oranges, melons, lemons, guava, pineapple, herbal, floral esters, bready, lightly toasted malts, pine needles, phenols, wet grass, and peaches.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated, astringent, and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonations, and a fuller finish.

The one thing that is off-putting in this beer is the carbonation, it is strong, bubbly. The flavors of the hops are wonderful but bitter with a steady malt backbone. A pleasant DIPA, not sure it is worth the high score that it has. I have better DIPAs with the harmony finessed.

Apr 14, 2021
 
4.27 by koerns311 from Indiana on Apr 09, 2021
 
4.25 by anteatr23 from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2021
 
4.48 by Taenim from New Jersey on Mar 28, 2021
 
4.59 by chewy6935 from Michigan on Mar 28, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

Nice dark yellow color. Strong citrus notes and very hoppy. A lot of sediment at the bottom. Definitely a bit weird to have that much but overall a very tasty Double IPA.

Mar 24, 2021
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4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clktex from Texas

Maybe it was an off can or I was just not in the right mood, but my first exposure to this last week (from Tavour) was very meh, especially compared to the other TG offerings I've had. Fortunately I have a couple more cans and will try again soon.

Bitterness was really the only thing that stood out to me.

Mar 22, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

pineapple indeed on the nose. Sharp pine gives way quickly to fruit and a slight, subtle sweetness that finishes dank. A depth in this beer.

Mar 14, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by jb_4226 from Texas

Nice beer! Guava, pineapple, and hoppy bitterness. Good stuff!

Mar 12, 2021
 
4 by stevemak78 from New York on Mar 10, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: A pale murky yellow, with a slight greenish and warm orange tints. Two fingers of stark white sticky foam with great retention and some splotches and wide bands of lace on the glass. The lacing is really beautiful.

S: Earthy papaya, and greener aromas such as green papaya and underripe pineapple. Both piney and peppery.

T: Still insanely bitter on the palate, but the other flavors are quite soft in contrast. And wow that bitter dryness goes on and on. I do like it though. Most would not pound this back - it's a sipper.

F: Smooth and mostly dry. Medium weight and decent carbonation.

O: I rarely call anything too bitter. This one is pushing limits. Overall I don't think it's my favorite from TG, (that might be Scorpius Morchella) but it is a really nice drink, that I hope to repeat.

Mar 08, 2021
 
4.5 by Gaddabble from Ohio on Mar 07, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Pours cloudy amber with a bunch of floaties drifting around inside. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Taste is hop bitter with some citrus notes. Feel is a bit astringent but not unpleasant. Overall it’s an interesting hoppy DIPA.

Mar 06, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by deleted_user_995920

Pours a semi translucent golden color with a nice egg shell colored head, which if left undisturbed turns into little cream like dollops,A noticeable amount of sediment is present. This is a very fresh beer. Smells like mild fruit loops,fresh grass ,some conifer.Taste pineapple bread like profile, the mosaic hop is definitely well showcased in a subtle malt bill, almost wanting a bit more malt. Feels medium body, finishes juicy.Overall a very good DIPA showcase beer. REVISION: 3/22/21, this beer is tasty but the amount of sediment on the bottom of a Teku glass looks about 2 Teaspoons. It sort of turns me off. Is it yeast? some hop pieces? not really sure.

Mar 03, 2021
 
4.34 by shelby415 from Oregon on Feb 27, 2021
 
4.25 by kuhndog from New York on Feb 17, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BubbleBobble from New York

Canned 12/24/20. Pours a moderately hazy light gold, robust 2" egg shell head with excellent thick lacing. Nose is dank, juicy, and hempy, even nearly two months. out. Tropical fruit, mango juice. Thyme, pine, poultry spices. Only the smallest hint of rawness from the hops deep in the nose. The taste is more subdued than the powerful nose; slight oily, spicy, resinous, and bitter notes throughout, even numbing like a sichuan peppercorn. Moderate juicy sweetness, but the hop spiciness is strong enough to prevent it from taking a leading role. Mouthfeel is typical - round and soft, light carbonation. I was more impressed with the aroma than the taste, but its spiciness was enjoyable.

Feb 14, 2021
 
4.21 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
 
4.56 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Feb 13, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bluecrow from New York

The brew pours a cloudy orange with a 2 cm foam cap. The foam is fine.
The aroma is pungent. Tropical fruit is featured.
The flavor is full with mango, orange and guava. The hop bitterness is moderate, but not harsh.
The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth.
This is a very enjoyable quaff.

Feb 13, 2021
 
4.5 by coda206 from Washington on Feb 13, 2021
Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1991 ratings