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Sosus | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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:
#124
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
1,488
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
679
Gots:
137
Trade:
5
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Photo of Jbrandt20
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason1221
4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of barnzy78
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle
Hazed apricot colored ale with a rocky off-white head that slowly dissipates. Mosaic hop nose with a tropical forefront of pineapple, passion fruit, and lemon-lime. Zesty and somewhat tart flavors with notes of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and lemon-lime with a mild malt presence. Fuller body, moderate carbonation, alcohol sneaks up on you; finishes bittersweet. Overall, solid one hop DIPA. A must try for Mosaic hop lovers.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

All Mosaic... nose is tropical while the taste has some nice bubblegum notes that I usually only get from the regular Tree House IPAs. Solid all over.

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Photo of Qdubb
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oskinker
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super duper fresh. Maybe 2-3 days old. Picked up with KBBS Feb '17. Best Mosaic beer I've ever had, and I've had some amazing ones. This batch, this fresh.....takes the cake

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WiscoBrewsco
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of majorbase2
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Cant' tell the bottling date as it's smudged, so hopefully nothing off about it. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a moderate white foam head that quickly recedes, leaving a small amount of lacing on the side.

Very strong aroma of tropical fruits, most notably grapefruit and mango.

Taste is sensational. Big and complex, delicious, bursting with flavor, hops, and some nice bitterness. Can literally taste the fruit bursting in my mouth...incredible. Not as much grapefruit as in the aroma, but anice balance of apricot, mango, clementine, and pineapple. A bit of pale and bready malts on the back side. Great job achieving and balancing the bitter notes of tropical fruits with a hop bitterness.

This is big, even for a DIPA. Drinks bitter, heavy and with complex flavor, but still manages to be good to take chugs of. This is a very versatile beer.

Any DIPA from TG makes me giddy, and this one reinforces why. Bursting with flavor, complex yet balanced, and versatile as a sipper or a chugger (although not recommended to do so based on cost!), this is another sensational entry by TG.

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

Sosus pours as you would hope it would. Bright but deep gold with a fresh, unfiltered look. Not hazy... floaty. The good floatie. Not a ton of crap in there. A rocky white head holds tight to the surface and sides of the glass.

The true shine of this beer comes right here in the aroma. Hints of tropical fruit, but some very exotic notes of gooseberry and prickly pear come through, as if Toppling Goliath squeezed every ounce of potential from these Mosaic hops.

And interestingly enough, those exotic notes don't come through in the flavor. Don't get me wrong, it's still absolutely great! Tons of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and a damp, dank forest. Again, just as I'd hoped.

It's rich, but smooth and appropriate. Nicely bittered too. The carbonation cuts it down a bit giving it a relatively soft and crisp finish.

Outstanding. Seriously, I don't need to elaborate much more than that. Thank you Joe, for another phenomenal brew. Cheers!

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Photo of taospowder
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.23/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lewith
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Will65
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arthurry
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of osseo222000
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Hawkeyejam
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious beer. Can really taste the Mosaic Hops. A slow drinker. Full mouthful feel. It's about #4 for me on the TG bombers. It's a incredibly well crafted beer. If you are a Mosaic fan, it's a must try.

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

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,488 ratings
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