Sosus | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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

Style: New England 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:
#174
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
1,700
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
164
Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeytdietz
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. Great tropical flavor similar to Pompeii, but I feel like this one has a better aroma.

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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 22 oz bottle poured into a beaker glass.

Very hazy straw gild with a one inch white head.

Nose: tons of citrus and tropical fruit, a touch of honey, no notable malt presence.

Taste: similar to the nose but toned down a touch. Dominated by citrus/tropical hops with a very faint bready malt presence.

Feel: medium body, medium-high carbonation, dry crisp finish

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4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not really understanding the hype behind this one. I think TG's Pompeii is actually a much better IPA. Here goes:

A: Very hazy orange. A lot of hop sediment floats in the solution, making the beer practically opaque. Not particularly appealing. However, the head and lacing are quite good.

S: Not really getting too much. It's a very mellow beer, especially for an NEIPA. Some tropical fruits - lemon, orange, and grapefruit; however, I must emphasize that these are very faint.

T: More robust, but nothing particular special. Lots of tropical fruit - lemon, orange peel, and lots of grapefruit. Very dank overall. However, there's also a very vegetal taste - lots of onion is this one. The aftertaste is somewhat unappetizing.

F: Soft, but not like other NEIPAs I've had.

O: Alright, Nothing special.

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4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
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4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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4.58/5  rDev +2%
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 1,700 ratings