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:
1,385
Reviews:
164
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Wants:
688
Gots:
120
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Minusonehxc
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of herman77
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vandy21
4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of robertm2152
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhiskeyMax
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden with Orange tint and a thick white head that sticks around a couple minutes. A citrus resin and biscuit nose. Tastes of orange peel and pine and a nice malt backbone. The soft malt pairs great with the Mosaic hops on the palate to leave that great dry, resiny after taste. Great beer.

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

Photo of Shogun250
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of garymuchow
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Happy Father's Day to me.
This is a pretty damn good beer. When cold I wasn't in love with the aroma, but it's grown a lot since opening up. The taste was good from the get go. A full hop experience with little to no malt character other than offering balance and heft. A really nice feel to this with a fullness without richness. For a single hop there is a nice simplicity yet complexity to both the aroma and taste. Hard to describe. Floral, light fruit, a little grass, herbal but more in the lemongrass vein, although not lemon grass.
What a nice beer. Drinks so easily, dangerously so. Each take leaves me wanting the next one.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of BenK34
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Blackop555
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orangeish yellow. Thick, medium, off white head that lasts a while with lacing.

Smells tropical, mango, pine, fruity peach and grapefruit hints. Dank.

Tastes juicy mango, pineapple, Tropical and fruity peach. Followed by citrus peel and light pine. Finish is dry with a piney and citrus linger. Medium to full body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of CHEFD1214
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Chewy, Dank, Fresh, Citrus. Lucky to try this beer!

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Photo of Tiburon
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$9.99 at a rural grocery store. Grapefruit, pine, and orange flavors. Slight malt backbone but by no means overpowering. Not as robust like a true higher ABV DIPA. Refreshing on a 90 degree day

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Photo of Mikey2333
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maljay26
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Stevem68
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice deep honey color. Aroma is lots of tropical fruit, papaya, mango, and more citrus. Flavor is delicious. Lots tropical fruit with a distinct mosaic hop presence. While mosaic is not my favorite hop this is reall week done. Feel is nice but not as big as I would associate with a DIPA. Overall this is delicious.

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.5 out of 5 based on 1,385 ratings.
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