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Founders Mosaic Promise - Founders Brewing Company

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Reviews: 132
Hads: 1,093
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 26.6%
Wants: 47
Gots: 201 | FT: 1
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: qcbrewer on 08-22-2013

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Reviews by BeerDawgs:
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Founders Brewery - Grand Rapids, MI

A - golden, with clarity. No lacing or head

S - Huge hop aroma, all mosaic. Definitely dry hopped.

T - Mosaic hop bomb. Its great!

M - Highly carbonated

O - an awesome mosaic hoppy pale ale. Lets the mosaic hop shine because thats all its got!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into an IPA Glass

A - This beer pours a a clear, albeit every so slightly hazy, golden copper color that seems to glow around the edges. Head is 2 fingers tall and off white in color (ever so slight copper tint). The head takes forever to dissipate. Moderate carbonation with bubbles rising fairly quickly. 4/5

S - Pronounced grapefruit aroma with a very light malty undertone. Other notes that serve more as undertones than anything are honey, lemon, pear, and orange peel.

T - A very light cereal malt hits the palate right off the bat but then the grapefruit really comes into it's own with bits of honey, lemon, pear, and orange peel (just like the aroma). There is a slight caramel sweetness that acts as an undertone throughout the entire profile. The taste finishes bitter and lingers but it is not a crazy bitterness. Fairly simple and straightforward for a Founder's beer, which is what they were going for according to the bottle. 4/5

M - Very light and crisp beer with a bit of drying on the back end but not so drying as to be unpleasant. Dryness lingers a bit. Moderate carbonation burn right in the middle of the sip. Easily a sessionable pale ale. 4/5

O - As stated in the taste review portion of this review, this is a very simple and straightforward beer. For those who love grapefruit and citrus hopped beers this will be an exceptionally pleasing beer for the palate. A nice light feel is maintained throughout that leads this to be a sessionable beer that does not sit too heavy in the stomach and is not overly bitter (which also allows it to be paired easily with various foods). 4/5

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark burnt orange, with a very small head, and a small amount of lacing.

This smells like grapefruit, blueberry, orange, and little bit of honey-ish malt.

This is fairly simple, but very clean, and very nice. There's a nice clean piney and slightly grassy bitterness on the finish, with some nice Mosaic-y hoppiness on the front, grapefruit and blueberry mainly, with some slightly sweet honey-ish pale malt. Simple but tasty.

This is light bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

One of Founder's best hoppy beers for sure.

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Photo of carlborch
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden pour with 1.5 inch creamy, pocketed, white head, that settled slowly to 1/4 inch. The nose is hoppy and enticing with malt pushing through. Medium to medium-full body and lingering bitterness on the palate. I do not know if it is the single hop, but while the bitterness is enjoyable, I seek more complexity on the palate. The malt is excellent, soft, and persistent. Hints of ginger? The Belgian lace appears at every sip. In sum, the Mosaic Promise makes me think of a composite of IPA, ginger beer, and a blond ale. I will have it again!

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Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -1.5%

I picked up a six pack of Founders Mosaic Promise a couple days ago for $8.99 at Meijers. I was a fan of the Black IPA that they released last year for Artprize so I made sure to pick up a couple six packs of this years Artprize beer, I like mosaic hops and I'm interested to see how this turns out, so lets see how it goes. Bottled on August 16th 2014. Poured from a shorter 12oz bottle into a Imperial Pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice stained glass window look to it and I think it's pretty eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with just about two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice mixture of citrus hops, light tropical fruit, light pine and a nice dank weed like aroma that ties all the aspects together. Up next comes the malts which impart a nice pale malt, sweet malt and light biscuit like aromas that show up nicely in the background. This beer had a good aroma, the Mosaic hops seems to impart a fairly complex hop aroma especially for there being no other types of hops in this brew.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same hoppy aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time the fruity aspects are toned down a little and the piney aspects seem to stick out a little more. Up next comes the malts which are on the light side and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma and there's just a slight bit of doughy yeast showing up in the background. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a nice hoppy aftertaste. This was a good tasting beer, the hops weren't as bright as they were in the aroma, but they were still pretty nice.

M- Smooth, fairly clean, crisp, pretty dry on the finish, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was good and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style and I thought it was a very nice example of a single malt and single hop IPA, it showed that you don't need a ton of different hops to impart a fairly complex hop profile and sometimes maybe less is more. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, fairly clean, crisp, pretty dry on the finish, not filling at all and the taste does a nice job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these with no problem and I think it's just about as easy drinking as All Day IPA. What I like the most about this beer how well the hops were showcased, this beer does a great job at showing you what Mosaic hops are all about. What I liked the least about this beer was that hops weren't as bright or as fruity as they were in the aroma, but when it came down to it that wasn't that big of an issue. I would buy this beer again, I already got two six packs and I might grab another one if I see it around. I would recommend this to anyone who likes an easy drinking hoppy beer, I think it's almost on session IPA level. All in all I was happy with this beer and a little impressed, this beer proves that you can make a recipe very simple but still impart a lot of nice flavors and aromas. This beer reminds of of mix between All Day IPA and New Belgiums Accumulation. This isn't my favorite beer from Founders or my favorite IPA, but it is now my favorite single malt single hop IPA. Good job guys, I really like this yearly Artprize series and I can't wait to see what kind of beer you go with for next year, keep up the hard work.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

SUPER DANK!!!! got a growler fill of this and man am i pleased. unintentionally consumed the entire growler in one night... super drinkable and refreshing. nose is absolutely amazing - candied fruits with pine and a big citrus character. also some floral and grassy notes, and a subtle hint of malt and yeast. the smell is complex - beautifully sweet, but still somewhat spicy and bitter. taste isnt quite as good as the smell but its a really nice and very hoppy ipa with grapefruit, orange, and other citrus flavors taking the front stage. its ridiculous how flavorful and crushable this beer is. i would drink this beer every single day, one of the best.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up locally enjoyed from a founders snifter.

a - brew pours a transparent orange yellow with a nice foamy head that is gone in seconds leaving some bubble slicks on the surface and a few streaks of lace.

s - nose is wet and ripe dripping hops. Really fresh, really nice.

t/m/o - this is an easy drinking beer, forget all day IPA, this is the all day beer. Soft and refreshing with a great flavor. Those mosaic hops are fresh and taste like they were picked and popped right into my bottle. Subtle bitterness and nice citric notes, but most of all very fresh wet hop flavor. Would definitely drink this one all day long.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this on tap at Federal Taphouse served chilled in a pint.

The color is deep golden with light haze and thick rocky head of white with fine bead and great retention w/ a lace that sticks. The smell is great -lots of hop aromas with some citrus and mild tropical qualities. The feel is a nicely balanced mix of hop bitterness and malt with dry body and finish.

The taste is excellent -lots of hop flavor not exceedingly bitter light lemon/lime flavor with slight herbal hop tastes with mild spice and gentle malt sweetness. This is a great pale ale, I was very glad to try this.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Golden in color, clear in appearance
Smell - Tropical, berries, citrus, sweetness.....MOSAIC!!!
Taste - Dank, berry notes, some pineapple, weed, slight citrus
Feel - Dry finish, light and super easy drinking

Overall - Loving this offering from Founders!!!

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dank. In a kinda pleasant way.

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Photo of campuschief
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Afroman
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of CaeserTits
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of VernonKell
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Hazed lighter amber, moderate off white head, goes to a minor film , collar and minimal lacing.

Pine, and citric hop nose,

Biting hops, again both some pine and citric notes on the palate.

Tasty ale that boasts a better the average hop bite and crunch. Worthy and well worth a try

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Mhuhta1
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MrUse
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of play36
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Freehouse
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Founders Mosaic Promise from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.