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
Ratings:
1,356
Reviews:
157
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Wants:
692
Gots:
111
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Joshs555
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cajzr8
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigP83
4.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Toppling Goliath beer. Only took 2800 beers. Oh, man.

Thin whisps of foam on the surface and around the rim of the glass. Burnt orange body. Moderate haze, but with a respectable amount of clarity. Spotty, layered lacing.

Loads of citrus, grapefruit, and blueberry in the nose. Sweet and resinous. A reeled in dank quality.

This is a bright, luscious mosaic hop assault. Blueberry and grapefruit are dominant. Lingering, assertive bitterness that makes the IBUs known.

Creamy and perfectly soft. Moderate carbonation and on the fuller bodied side. Coats your entire palate.

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

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

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

Photo of Mistro
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of burns3y
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McHenry
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleBaco
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: tropical fruits pineapple peach and guava. You get that blueberry and dankness that mosaic is know for. This smells like a mosaic hoped beer.

Taste: follows the nose right upfront but not quite as intense you get tropical fruits pineapple and peach middle of the mouth the mosaic really comes through blueberry guava along with a big dankness onion garlic and a crackery malt sweetness lingers into the finish were you get some floral notes along with citrus zest and a mix of pine and grapefruit biterness.

Feel: medium to full bodied with a nice
creaminess. The bitterness of the Hops
Linger on the sides of your tongue.

Overall: A really good use of mosaic in this beer. You get the blueberry and dankness you would excpect with an intense bitter finish. I prefer king Sue over this but would be happy to drink this anytime.

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Photo of CyrusTheAverage
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my favorite tg beer. (That I've had)

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

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

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

Photo of Beer_Nye
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hjc
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 1,356 ratings.
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