Sosus | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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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:
691
Gots:
114
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Dactrius
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d5001986
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of corm44
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveD082791
3.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ljjpowers
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

22oz bottle poured into a TG tulip
Picked up at the KBBS release

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a two-finger creamy white head that has great retention, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- classic earthy/herbal mosaic aroma; zesty orange and grapefruit, garlic/onion, fresh cut grass, mango, pineapple, pine resin, fresh herbs, I could smell this all day

T- flavor opens with a big hit of grapefruit/tangerine zest, quickly followed by some tropical fruit notes of mango, peach, pineapple & guava. Mid-palate adds some earthy notes of onion, fresh cut grass & pine. The finish brings it all together with citrus peel, grass, mango, guava, peach & pine, absolutely delicious

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, abv hidden well

O- as a fan of the mosaic hop, I really couldn't ask for more in a single hop IPA, outstanding

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Photo of vande
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Junkforadam
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

nice orange yellow hazy
smells like an orange julius for real much more so than that tree house beer pine peach pineapple green tea human pee
tastes bitter but with just enough malt to give it some sugar salting after taste
feels lithe just enough malt to give it some body but quite dry
impressive 8% hides so well
overall pretty darn good

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

Very zesty and bitter DIPA. I get more fruit the more I drink. Really dank. Nice malt backbone. Semi-dry, but still leaves some residual sugars to balance out the bitterness.

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeff1973
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Pours a light golden color. Initially cloudy but it clears up as the beer settles in the glass. Thick frothy head dissipates steadily leaving lots of white lacing on the glass. Lovely looking beer.

Smell has notes of tropical fruits, pine, pineapple, grass, mango and peach. The fruit is there, but this isn't a "fruity" nose - the pine and dank grass is there just as much and it all blends together quite nicely.

Taste follows the nose with notes of peach, pineapple, tropical fruits, grass, mango, pine, and sap. Mild bitter finish that doesn't overpower your taste buds. Touch of straw/grass on the finish with a lingering slightly sweet piney bitterness.

Feel is remarkable first and foremost for how prickly and fizzy the carbonation it. I like a well carbonated IPA, but this is a tad much. Otherwise, its a super smooth dangerously drinkable DIPA. Refreshing is the word that comes to mind.

Overall this is a lovely DIPA - definitely lived up to the hype for me and this bottle is a few months old. I'd love to have this one fresh sometime.

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

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KZooJK
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

This is a solid DIPA, probably due in part to my affinity for mosaic hops. Don't let my bias persuade you from trying, however. This is a world class beer, make no mistake about it. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

This pours similar to the Pompeii, but a more straw-like color than a true amber body. Beautiful head & another huge nose; lots of earthy, green notes with plenty of citra to help balance. For a brewery that, IMO, puts out some of the best "noses" around, this one is up there.

If you're familiar with the Pompeii (you can check out my review of it), this is that on steroids. For the IBU this packs, it's incredibly well done. The bitterness is not overpowering and the malt backbone helps to keep some balance. Huge tangerine/orange notes with some nice grapefruit hints & some strong pine for bite & crispness. Finishes crisply without any lingering bitterness.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Happy to check the box on this one.
Pick up in a trade.
Rock solid as expected. This is a great double IPA. Flavor and aroma are great. I've been very pleased with everything I've had from TG thus far. Great brewery, great beer.

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