Sosus | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

SosusSosus
BA SCORE
98.4%
Liked This Beer
4.5 w/ 1,470 ratings
SosusSosus
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:
#125
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
1,470
Liked:
1,446
Avg:
4.5/5
pDev:
6.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
682
Gots:
137
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,470 |  Reviews: 182
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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, berry, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, citrus zest, and berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice citrus and berry forward hop qualities all around.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

this is pretty special stuff, and definitely one i have been seeking out for awhile. all mosaic, these guys do some special stuff with citra, nice to see this at an equally high level, some of the best single hop beers in the world i have to imagine, not in any way wanting for a more complete hop profile, i dont know how these guys do it while so many others fail. this is hazy yet bright sunny yellow, not all that different than say king sue looked in the glass, not quite a full inch of white head. aroma of pineapple juice and orange, really lively and juicy, ripe and strong, minimally bitter, without any of the cat pee aroma we often get in lower quality mosaic beers. the flavor matches pretty well, canned pineapple juice for sure, more bitterness here, lime zest, orange juice, even a hint of oily mango sweetness here, lots of hop compounds swirling around in here. i like the grain base too, its perfectly round and smooth and substantial enough to support all these fruity mosaic hops, but not too big or sweet to get in the way. really well built overall. everyone and their brother is using mosaic and citra right now, the cat is well out of the bag on these varietals, but very very few use them as well as toppling goliath. this rarity is well worth the hype, just delicious on tap!

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a yellow color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with hops. The taste is also loaded with hops. The feel is medium bodied with a good carbonation to it. Overall it's a very good brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a honey color with an orange tint; a decent amount of lacing is produced by the one inch cap

Smell: Floral and fruity, with citrus, tropical fruit and pine

Taste: A touch of malt provides the platform for the hops to dance on the tastebuds, producing citrus (orange, primarily) and tropical fruit tones (mango and pineapple) and a touch of pine; floral and fruity with moderate bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another top flight DIPA from Toppling Goliath; we need more brewers to produce DIPAs like this

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of zeff80
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured out a hazy, copper color with a one-finger head of foam. It smelled so tropical - mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Sweet and juicy tasting with tropical notes and sweet caramel. Nice bitterness for balance.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of mothman
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! I haven't been impressed this much lately!

White head. Color is a clear vibrant golden orange.

Flavors are dank hops. So fresh and clean. A bit of onion flavor, but not in the bad way. Tons of fresh citrus fruit. Mangoes, oranges, and clementines all show. Hardly any malt shows, which is awesome!

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but not overwhelming. Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Ends fairly clean; not overly sticky like most.

Overall, this is one crazy good iipa. So dank, hoppy, and fruity. Everything one could ask for. Get some of this now, while it is fresh! TG keeps on killin' it! Nice work guys!

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

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Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.4% out of 100 with 1,470 ratings
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