Founders Mosaic Promise - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Mosaic Promise

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 75 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: qcbrewer on 08-22-2013)
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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Founders shaker glass. Bottled on 08/16/2014.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and floral balanced aroma with good hints of citrus and floral hops with bready biscuit. Upfront citrus hops with hints of mango juice, orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and melon. Floral and earthy hops with hints of pine and grass. Solid malt presence with bready hints of biscuit, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A very good smell.

Taste: Like the smells hints at, a very juicy and floral taste that is balanced but leans a little more in favor of juicy hops. Big citrus presence with notes of mango, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, and melon. Also some floral, earthy, and herbal hop notes with some pine and grass. Good malt balance with bready notes of biscuit, grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A really solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good juicy ale. Very nice citrus and floral hop flavors with a solid crisp malt presence.

Photo of chinchill
2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery in Grand Rapids. 6.5% ABV

An aggressive and highly hopped ale. Light golden in color with an unimpressive head and minimal lacing. The aroma reeks of hops, perhaps some fresh hops at that. Tropical fruit mixes with earthy pine. This mix is stronger and less pleasant in tasting, but with a clear impression of somewhat skunky weed.

O: A disappointing offering but likely only because I didn’t care for the specific hop (Mosaic) used.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Founders Mosaic Promise from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.