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Toppling Goliath Sosus

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2102) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pow! This beer is pow. Pours w/ a lg fluffy head that lasts & a nice slightly hazy amber color. Aroma is a heady blend of grapefruit, resin, & weed, in that order. Flavor is is actually pleasantly ( & I would say masterfully) understated. Perfect body. Finish is very easy for a beer of this power. I want more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle acquired by ReeceG! Trade with this guy...crazy generous! Hazy honey pour with a tightly packed white cloud-like head. Lots of Del Monte Fruit Cocktail with peach, pear, grape, and cherry soaked in simple syrup. Perhaps more appropriately, tropical fruit, citrus, and a touch of honey. Love the Mosaic hops. Really solid but other beers from this brewery are its fiercest competition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
From the April 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy yellow-gold color with a small soapy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bitter, somewhat tart and had notes of herbal hops, pine and pineapple. The flavor was bitter and tart pine, herbal hops, pineapple, a brief sweet spike and then more bitterness. Long bitter herbal, pine and pineapple finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at EBF, 3/22/14
Pale amber gold, moderate white head. High clarity.
Strong hop acids give off lots of white grapefruit and pine. Medium sweet malts combine with the citrus to produce a pretty typical candied orange nose. Leafy, fresh and almost earthy-like, though there is some sappy pine on the end that the sugars arent able to mop up. Alcohol dryness is felt on the end as well and mixes with some baked brown bread and sourdough notes.
Lots of c-hop notes here. Marmalade seems the most dominant of them, as the citrus mixes with lightly dry pine resins and sourdough-like maltiness. Much less sweet/malty than the King Sue, so in that regard it goes down a bit easier, but conversely, the dryness really allows the heavy citric/pine hop assault to flag at the palate and some perfumey alcohol notes keep it pretty harsh. Well brewed beer, just too aggressive for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1748) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Le nez de mosaic est exceptionnellement tranchant et sucré, vraiment impressionnant. En bouche c’est plus nectar sucré que souple liquide pour moi, buvabilité modérée. J’aurais préféré une corpulence plus élégante mais ça reste un régal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (717) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from Chase! Pours cloudy golden orange with nice head. Aroma is big juicy citrus fruits and melons. Taste is very nice fruity hops with a smooth full body and bitter finish, not sweet!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
(4 Hands Lupulin Festival) golden orange. Tropical fruit aroma. Flavor is mango, tropical fruit, some malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sampled at Lupulin Carnival. A vegetable aroma does not node we.. Because the hop that gives that is not favored by me. Well, the flavor is the same. My loss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReeceG (36) - Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2014
pours a hazy golden color, smells of grapefruit, and tropical fruits. has tropical fruit tastes with a slight bit of melon and pine aftertaste. overall a solid ale that is schockingly drinkable despite its 8% abv

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (533) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
I mean...good lord. Bottle, pours golden orange-ish, tight soapy white head. Big dankness on the nose: pineapple, tropical fruit, some orange peel, a touch of cat pee, whiff of grass. Robust malt bill really props up the mouthfeel, which is big and bready, but man are those hops pungent. Just super-clean, super-drinkable. Near perfect.

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