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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:
#124
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
1,489
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
679
Gots:
136
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,489 |  Reviews: 187
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 Can_if_you_can
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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

On tap at Toppling Goliath 8/16/17.

Clear deep bronze with lots of sticky lacing. Seriously gorgeous.

Ripe pineapple and mango. Earthy and piney. Light cracker malts.

Taste follows nose. Fruit up front, long earthy and piney finish. Beautiful West Coast type example.

Medium body, light carbonation. Supersolid construction. The tiniest of bitterness.

Very very very good.

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Photo of Rristow
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with thick rocky white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit notes. Taste pretty bitter with flavors of orange, grapefruit, resin, pine, caramel, mango, papaya. Very well done excellent tasting imperial IPA.

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Photo of CPAles
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trmiller24
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

After all the hop bomb cloudy IPAs that are so popular these days, it's nice to have a straight up old style double IPA that delivers the goods. Pours a semi-cloudy orange hued gold color with strong head and thick creamy lacing. Smell is a dank and citrusy hop, but not overpowering in the slightest. Taste is slightly bitter and slightly citrusy, but extremely well balanced and flavorful. Very smooth drinking, easily sippable, an extremely good beer.

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Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loads of mango,dryness in the nose and taste. Some sulphur presence, dryness and pomelo as this warms. Finishes dry citrus and tropical

Drinks super easy for the ABV

Average head retention and lacing

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Photo of benjamincarter
4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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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Photo of andrew8626
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sosus from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,489 ratings
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