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Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS

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Mosaic Imperial India Pale AleMosaic Imperial India Pale Ale

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BEERchitect on 10-24-2013

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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500 ml bottle decanted into a tulip glass. The classic Mikkeller IPA hue and look, a rather cloudy orange-yellow amber with a finger and a half of white frothy head. Aroma very tropical, tons of pineapple, more moderate amounts of mango, papaya spear, tangerine, and pine. Very slight mellow sweetness on the nose as well, with a similarly subtle brown sugar sweetness on the palate that very slowly evolves in a more toasty direction. As was the case on the nose, the hops steal the show here. More citrus than tropical on the tastebuds, although certainly there's ample pineapple here as well. Pine is a major component and is quite noticeable initially, but this quickly recedes to reveal orange, grapefruit, and tangerine rinds galore, underripe mango, with hints of the blueberry and kiwi one often gets with this hop, more dried papaya, peppercorn, green banana, and flower water. Certainly a rind-forward brew if I may overuse and abuse the -forward suffix. Quite fizzy, which amps up the general fruity vibe, of moderate body really, pleasingly oily and spicy with resins. Less malty than the Mikkeller single hop IPA series (this is an imperial so strictly speaking is not part of said series), more attenuated with the hops shining forth largely unimpeded. The citrus seems to be receding a bit, with something more tropical and floral taking over as I go, nose and palate starting to match up. Very nice if rather pungent concoction.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured the 16.9 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Cap stamped: 11971307. The body was a hazy butterscotch color. A thick cap of tan foam remained.

The smell was a bit phenolic upon opening - beachball. Then pineapple, oranges and alcohol. A bit bread as it warmed.

The taste was tropical fruits. Pineapple and kiwi. Orange zest. There was a squeaky bitterness to this one! Bright green hoppiness. Creamy with some breadiness as it warmed up. This one finished bitter and fruity. Hop heaven.

The body was medium to full. with solid carbonation.

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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 24/7/14

A murky orange liquid with heaps of sediment in thick looking liquid, not much for visible carbonation but still manages too produce a well sustained two finger head that leaves a few partial rings

S lots of tropical fruit, mango, tangerine, mandarin orange, pineapple, a little booze and pine, just a hint of caramel and yeast

T still lots of citrus but much more rind then flesh, faint brown sugar, pines still strong, slight herbal aspect, more rind and a little booze but I wouldn't suspect 8.9%

M has some body to it but not a whole lot of bubbles, just enough to give it some life, a little heat, rind and caramel on the finish

O one for the rind lovers, solid beer but a little something holding it back from greatness, don't get me wrong I'd drink it again but I've had better IPA's recently

good beer and worth a try but its gonna be hard to pull the trigger a second time when its 8$ for a 330ml

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Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.