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Toppling Goliath Sosus

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to tkrjukoff!
Hazy to cloudy honey golden color, white head. Tropical fruits, hoppy, herbal, sweet, orange zest, fruity, fresh scent. Herbal, bitter, alcohol, hoppy, passion fruit taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hoppy, bitter aftertaste.
First Iowa beer, yay.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cunningham (4629) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Lovely powerful grapefruit hoppy and tropical fruity aroma. Medium to full body. A bit oily. Mellow sweetness and a lovely bitterness. Powerful balanced grapefruit hoppy, toffee, flower power and tropical fruity flavor. Powerful and yet mellow double IPA. Dangerously well hidden alcohol. Recomedable!
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

Double IPA #100

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11026)
- Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Somewhat hazy pal golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, pine, peach, woody, pine apples, caramel, hay, biscuits, grass notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, lemongrass, caramel, spicy, floral, passion fruit, peach, orange zest, some pine needles. Incredible, lovely beer with alcohol well hidden.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
(Bottle) Pours light hazy pale golden. The aroma holds flowers, herbs, tropical fruits, grass and strawberries. Concentrated but fairly complex hop profile. Bready malt, quite slim. The flavour is quite dry, medium bitter and light acidic with fruity, herbal, grassy and bready. The mouthfeel is clean, crisp yet round with a medium carbonation. Lingering fruity, grapefruity and grassy finish, near heavily bitter. Medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yoachim (44) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar salt, citrus, gräs, frukt, socker, beskt. Fin ljus grumlig guld färg. Smakar salt, citrus, gräs, frukt, beskt, alkohol, blommor. fyllig och smakrik.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Misted rusty orange, has some fullness to it. Mossy, damp aroma. Somewhat reticent at first, though the layers are slowly revealed. Grapefruit, lychee, and tangerine in the tropical hop acids, underlaid with wildflower honey and cotton candy. Wet, dewy grasses and mountain air. The flavor is dank and somewhat softened. Clementine, weed, lemon oil. Cleanly hoppy and cool in demeanor. The slender palate is tautly balanced, though a slightly weighty, bittersweet astringency gathers a bit of soapiness. The sparkle and feathery crisp of the best, brightest examples is not achieved, but the balance and character qualities here are laudable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from the brewery shared by RussianDragon. Thanks bro! The beer is light yellow and hazy with a thick, white cap. Oh my...tropical fruits abound. Mango, pineapple, orange, a hint of lemon. Absolutely fantastic. Huge flavor and a showcase of fresh hops. World class.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy golden. Small white head. Big citrusy aroma. Taste is hops and malt. Not bad. Slight sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Another 22 oz. bottle, huge thanks to Charles! Clearer pour than King Sue, a hazy gold with the same outrageous lacing and pillowy head. Nose and flavor are nuts, with kiwi, apricot, grapefruit, scallion, onion, and fruit punch. Big, extremely dry, and luscious. Like this a whole lot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Woodchopper. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small off white head. The aroma is strong pine, grapefrut, hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice hop bite and resin with nice lingering bitterness. Easy to drink, very impressive.


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