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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $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 IPAís. Do you mind if I drink you? No? Thanks! Iím 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (5701) - 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. Iím 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. Itís 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. Itís 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). Thatís a statement Iím comfortable making.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2240) - 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...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4399) - 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 Iíve ever had out of a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (167) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Appearance: sparkling light gold; almost champagne like. Thick foamy white head. Tons of carbo bubbles. Aroma: pineapple, juniper, coriander, and some funky pizza-dough yeast (very subtle) as it warms . Taste: Sweet pineapple and citrus give way quickly to sharp bitterness. Salt and herbal aftertaste. Palate: thin to medium-oily. Hop resin washes down smoothly. This is a big IPA. Punchy, flavorful. Beautiful looking in the glass. TG did a great job.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Hazy amber, nice lacing around the glass. Smell of pine, hops and tropical fruit Flavor of sticky hops, mango, and citrus. Delicious

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from the Nova split into two glasses. Unfiltered cloudiness. Interesting play of the hops with the malt. Citrusy and bitter. Great stuff as always from TG.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Pours clear copper amber eith a good lacing off white head. Aroma is hop forward citric a bit piny grassy fruity slightly malty. Flavor spot on fruity hoppy citric malty perfectly bitter. Love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from zach. Thanks man. Golden yellow orange. Hoppy, citrus, touch of pine. Perfect amount of bitterness. This is a damn good double IPA. Iíll even say a hair above king sue.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - 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.


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