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Toppling Goliath Sosus

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100
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 123   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle and served in tulip: initially clean golden hue and 2nd pour was more much more hazy, very good lacing. Very juicy hop profile of pineapple, apricot, tangerine and dragon fruit with a touch of dank and herbs. Bready and slight caramel malt notes. A tad boozy but nothing extreme nor distracting. It is not as tasty as Sue but better than Hopsmack.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with white frosting. Nose is musk, almost fishy, melon, toffee and orange pith. Super resiny, medium to full body with fluffy carb. Taste is nectarine, pine, honey, lemon-lime, scallion and bitter orange. Oozing hop juice, dank and drippy. Crazy stuff; a cannabis screwdriver?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5628) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle via trade shared at franks. Pours a bright hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is mango, fresh pine and a nice dank character. Mouthfeel is soft and mellow with the fresh and dank fruit upfront followed by a light malty compliment. Nice soft and funky imperial IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours very hazy golden orange with small floaters and a small off white head. Aroma of massive tropical fruit juice, pineapple up front with kiwi, light citrus. Flavor is light to light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Some pine and very resinous hops coming out in the palate and sticking to your tongue. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Superb!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5729) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks Very thin white head. Very hazy golden pour. Aroma of tropical fruit. Lovely smooth bitterness. Awesome

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Bottle shared by James, pours murky golden brown. Notes are shampoo , simcoe, light caramel malt, and funk. Pretty solid. Tried again before birds panthers game fuck this is insane. Kiwi, pineapple and hop juice moved up .3

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (250) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22 oz bottle in tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Orange, cloudy, no head. Aroma: Pineapple, citrus, passion fruit. Really really nice. Taste: Bitter, but not too much. Palate: Medium body. Smooth texture. Long finish. Overall: This is a great beer. The aroma alone is fantastic. The body was a little weaker than I would have liked.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours hazy golden. Strong hops and citrus. Taste really bitter. Great IPA just not my style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7979) - 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 (4914) - 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


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