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RATINGS: 124   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2014
A huge year to say the least for the folks brewing in Decorah. Bottling line finally up and going and releases of Kentucky Brunch, Mornin’ Delight, XHops, and Sosus have them one of the most talked about breweries in the country. Early in ’13, Sue and Sosus were released simultaneously and people went crazy for it, and still do. This Imperial IPA focuses on the mosaic hop bringing out citrus and tropical fruit notes along with some dankness that make this an easy pick for the Hot 25 in Eastern Iowa!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yoachim (46) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (6069) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (334) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Retro. Bottle pours a vibrant golden orange. Nice 2 finger white head fades to soapy lacing and a cap that lingers. Aromas of snake juice! Pine, earth, dirt, resin, mango, peach, pineapple! Ridiculous! Taste is soft in the mouth with fruit juice pouring out. A dry character permeates through with earth, pine and flowers. Juicy peach, mango and pineapple follow through to a juicy finish! Killer stuff! Love me some Mosaic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1470) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottled yesterday. Jesus. Juice. Jesus juice. Clear gold pour with a small white head. Aroma is mango, cantaloupe, sour diesel, a bit of pine, zesty lemon, grapefruit, and just a hint of floral hop notes. Good lord Mr. Hopbomb, pleased to meet you. My name is randomgarbage. I enjoy fine dining, longs walks on the beach, malt liquor, and CLEAN, tropical fruit forward IPA’s. Do you mind if I drink you? No? Thanks! I’m glad your flavor is as nice as the aroma lead me to believe. Very clean finish, dry, minimal bitterness for the style. Truly amazing. bottled last night apparently. Fresh. scroll past 4 days old IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
22 oz bottle courtesy of randomgarbage. Thank you, Andy. 3 days since bottling tops. Pours a richer orange amber hue, faint haze and cakey bright white head atop dies to a firm layer, sticks around ok and laces the same. A good golden orange glow throughout the body. The aromas.. are just ridiculous. Fresh rich Mosaic hops preach grapefruit, big tropical fruit presence, melon and white grape. Big florals, papaya and mango, grapefruit rind and fruit. Lemons, oranges, and big bitter dry florals. Tiny maltbill stays in the back. Just a really rich fruity nose explodes from the pour, from the glass, mangos and tropical fruit, citrusy grapefruit and lemon meld well and throughout. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, surprisingly dry off the bat. Smaller body shows some crisp dry bready and cereal grains, firm dry bitterness, some fuzzy fruit, citrus, but bigger floral and earthy bitter slant. Some white grape, mango, and firm to strong dryness. I’m pretty surprised by how small the malt body is here, light and dry, quite easily consumed. Middle shows some fruit, citrus rind, lemon, and touches of melon. Some firm dry and bitter elements take off into the backend. Earthy dry slant, crisp and clean dry and bitter finish is quite enjoyable. Nothing is overstated here. It’s clean, dry, and bitter. Some good flavors of grapefruit juice, faint pine, firm bitter dry finish cleans up well. I dig this. The nose explodes while the beer, instead of preaching a boatload of sweetness is clean, finely tuned, firmly dry and bitter without getting clunky and turn into a big fruit bomb. Very well done here. It’s not just the hop here. The base really is a good one. This slots into my Top 5 DIPAs with the heavy hitters of the category (Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Three Floyds). That’s a statement I’m comfortable making.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (4231) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Damn Ed! Thanks for sending this bottle poured an orangish yellow color with huge aromas of pineapple and some light citrus. Flavors were citrus, pineapple and light bitterness. Jesus christ was this beer awesome. Please send more asap Ed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle generously shared by Hopscotch. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Grapefruit and mild citrusy hop notes. Good balance with just enough of caramel malt backbone to keep Sosus honest. Above average mouthfeel and body. A very good double IPA that is eerily Hill Farmsteadish...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2013
22oz bottle a few hours off the Hop Patrol truck, bottled on the same day! A very tasty IIPA. The mosaic hop is quite nice, reminiscent of Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Citra..light and earthy, with plenty of tropical fruit flavors. Some spruce too. The body is clean and drinkable, but there is so much hop flavor you want to reflect on it sip by sip. Quite a tasty IIPA, very unique and modern. Assumably the freshest beer I’ve ever had out of a bottle.

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