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Toppling Goliath Sosus

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewHaMeister (402) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bomber poured orange amber with a thick off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of juicy citrus, dankness, mango, mellon, and caramel hints. Flavor is medium bitter. Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is good and a couple different looking waves of lacing are left. 4.5 S: Booming floral and citrus hops. Mango and papaya dominate. Next the aroma becomes resiny and floral. Then a big hit of orange, then pineapple. It finishes with a touch of earth. 4.5 T: Heavier moderate bitterness. Heavy citrus dominate again. Mango, orange, and papaya are the most potent. Flowery and dankly resiny. On the sweeter side, but the malts are mainly neutral. 4.25 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Viscous without being sticky and good creaminess present. 4.5 D: Itís really freaking good, but itís still not as good as fresh draft pseudoSue. ★ 783 characters DavoleBomb, Dec 09, 2015

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleigator (649) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2016
Pours an orange-amber color with a smaller, bubbly head on top. Smells or blood orange, peach, zingy lemon rind and a pleasant dankness, coated up by toffee malts. Herbal qualities turn more present among flowery biscuits, well balanced by juicy, ripe exotic fruits. Has a medium carbonation with a medium body to it, revealing an intense clash between hops an malts on the tongue. Its mouthfeel remains pleasantly creamy though, leaving all nuances of the beer detectable, due to soothing yeast. Tastes of an initial aqueous softness, establishing the beers great mouthfeel from the kickoff, together with comforting toffee malts. In a split second malts turn absurdly sweet, while the hops try to establish a working balance by introducing garden herbs and dry lime. Finds its peak right after the swallow by producing a dough coated, piercing toffee sweetness, while overloading the palate with bitter hops at the same time. Finishes surprisingly clean, leaving behind its staggering sweetness, now focussing on lemon, prickly kiwi and juicy blood orange. Almost overpowers my tastebuds, once the beers piercing sweetness gets established from out of nowhere, while hops accept the challenge by creating an equally powerful bitterness. This misses certainly some balance to me, to form a pleasant drinking experience. Usually I would assume a dipa being ruled by its hops, in this particular bottle its been vice versa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle share. Golden color with a frothy white head. Nose is big citrus hops, tropical fruit, and piney. Sweet and bitter hops taste, lots of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Light malt presence, mostly big flavorful hops. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
simont1 (524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Big aroma of currants, mango, flowery, orange marmalade, typical Mosaic. Taste more so toward the balanced IPAs, a bit malt character with a big mango, passionfruit, guava and currants. A bit thin. Quite close to Trilliumís Artaic, but doesnít pop as much.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Super dank and herbal hop character, showing a juicy body of melon and nectarine fruit that is a nice contrast to the hop elements. Finishes with force and balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1982) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma is woody with burnt Carmel nose. Taste is very complex. Carmel toasted old wood. Thin fading head. Wow. Did I say wow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1457) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
A- pours a mostly clear ruddy orange with a half finger of just off-white head. Fair lacing. S- lots of pine tree malts, passion fruits, mango, guava, lemon grass, marmalade and candied oranges. Grapefruit and a little bit of caramel. Beautiful. M- medium sticky body with a light burn. Good carb. T- taste begins with more malts but quickly turns to dry and bitter grasses. The promise of the aroma is a little misleading. What citrus and tropical fruits there are give up quickly after the malts and die out fast. More hops character. Some warm honeysuckle weaves in and out. Grapefruit. Ending is dry with some earth, soda water and assorted mineral quality.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1977) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Yeah this is yet another very good TG IPA. Not sure what to say other than "it displays Mosaic rather nicely."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6749) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Jeroen. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is big peachy citrus, yeast. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a dry crispy, fresh, woody hop, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.


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