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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
All this from a cellophane-covered, refrigerated sampler in a wine glass (thanks joet for preserving me a sample, and next time I’ll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. There’s a prominent saline/mineral flavor that is not coarse, nor present in mouthfeel, not much bitterness either- yet huge hop flavors: green onion and tropic....in a complex good way. Medium body, refreshing carbonation. Either really hard water, or it’s the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.


4.5
PaulMcClure (16) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 This was like the IPA version of Delirium Tremens...if that makes any sense at all. Nice balance of hops and sweet malt, both of which are balanced nicely by the high alcohol. Not an ’easy drinking’ beer, but pleasant to sip from start to finish.

4.1
wlajwl (6814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Aroma is citrus, Mosaic hops and slightly nutty. The flavor is citrus, Mosaic hops, malts and a slightly sweet/nutty/sour finish.

4.3
RRistow12 (870) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with thick rocky white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit notes. Taste pretty bitter with flavors of orange, grapefruit, resin, pine, caramel, mango, papaya. Very well done excellent tasting imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
screigh (737) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Pours a deep yellow to gold. Very little head. Some lacing. Bright tropical hop aroma. Very citrus fruit flavor.

4.2
Ronritter (737) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2017
bomber pours cloudy yellow with frothy white head aroma and taste is sweet orange, bitter grapefruit and lemon also some pine booze well hidden dangerous

4.1
Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Madison. Hazy yellow, large frothy white head, good retention. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, lemon,, pale malt. Taste is pine, candied lemon and orange, a bit of resin, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, juicy, well balanced. Nice.

3.9
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Aroma is dank and grapefruit. Lots of grapefruit flavors, dankness, and a very bitter finish. Pours cloudy copper with a thick cream head. Had at home out of a bomber ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
islay (2765) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2017
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-5-17. Pours a cloudy bronze with a small to moderate amount of beige head. Not particularly appealing appearance, but not an off-putting one. Later pours have larger, uneven, and more impressive head and produce extensive lacing that elevates the appearance, although the liquid itself retains its uninspired dinge. Tangy, hoppy aroma features scents of lemon and apricot skin. Some “dankness” and grassiness in the smell. Good but underwhelming aroma. Nice, funky, dank flavor. A bit too much peach-and-orange-fruitiness in the taste for my preferences, but I do like the way this tastes. Lemon, even lime, and perhaps onion (or at least scallion). Caramelized onion flavor upon multiple sips. Caramel; maltier than most Toppling Goliath hoppy beers. That said, the underlying beer seems a bit insubstantial. Milky. Lightly chemical aspect. Soapy finish. Medium to full body. Lively. Substantial palate effects. Overall, some really nice notes in the hops, but also some I don’t like as much. Not outstandingly juicy/fruity/sweet, thankfully, but a little too far in that direction for my tastes, preventing this from getting a particularly high ranking. But I do like it, although it does get tiresome upon multiple sips. Mosaic is a great hop, but most single-hop Mosaic beers are lacking in bitterness that other hops deliver much better than Mosaic does.

4.1
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Hazy golden pour with a minimal but lasting white head. Strong aroma that is immediately detected upon popping the cap. Great use of the mosaic hop. Fruity mango, light onion, earthy hops. Excellent and another winner from Toppling Goliath.

4.4
falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pretty incredible. Hazy orange, huge fruity citrus aroma, great lace on the glass, and the juicy hops pretty much explode when you taste it. Wish I could find this more often. Not too resiny and finishes a tad sweet. Buy it. Drink it.


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