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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
Ranking:
#126
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
1,479
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
679
Gots:
138
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,479 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of joh02034
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a 8 oz glass. Glory from smell to taste resiunds from this beauty of a beer. Sof pillow of a head that was light and frothy to the crisp mouthfeel. Glorious beer!!

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Photo of VTEno17
4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has dank, grassy hops with sweet orange rind and pink grapefruit. Taste follows hoppy and dank with sweet malt in the background, really well balanced. Grassy with a medium grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, feels smooth on the palate. A really well made DIPA, balanced, with the 8% ABV integrated very well.

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Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber bottle poured into Willi Becher.

Clear orange tinted gold with thick foamy head that rises above the top of my glass and sits like a delicate pillow. The head settles slowly into a thin cap leaving tons of sticky lacing.

Aroma is bright hops, juicy tropical fruits and earthy resins.

The flavor is smooth, balanced and clean. A large amount of tropical fruits including citrus juice and mango is noticeable but they are layered behind a big blast of earthy grass and resins. Moderate malt backing balances everything out and adds a hint of sweetness.

Medium body and moderate carbonation, crisp.

Excellent well-balanced DIPA with great hop flavors. Not a disappointment.

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

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

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

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.14/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So many top 250 beers I don't agree with but this one is well deserving.

The nose is a ltitle weak but man does the flavor shine. It's so clean and defined. It's not all over the place or complicated or complex. It's just nice middle of the road piney hops and very well done.

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

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

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

Photo of ADG2995
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivan52
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Richter525
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jadler16
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoosier222002
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,479 ratings
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