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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 10-24-2013

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Photo of SHODriver
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a tulip to a very hazy gold topped by a dense three finger cream colored head that retains well and leaves good lacing
S: smells of sweet citrus, tropical fruits, a little herbal and floral, slight pine and a little caramel. great nose
T: taste is tropical fruits like mango and papaya, some citrus, caramel sweetness, slight floral and herbal hop, and a little pine resin, sweet malt tries to add balance throughout. swallow is resinous pine, tropical fruits and some citrus with a slight toasted caramel flavor on the finish
M: this beer is on the heavier side of medium in body with soft and slightly prickly carbonation and an oily hop finish that keeps things from drying out
O: this is a very good DIPA. the hop flavors from the Mosaic are fantastic and give the beer some great complexity. the sweetness is there and the beer has some balance as well. not quite a palate wrecker from the bitterness either. very enjoyable and approachable

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaunbkgb
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HipCzech
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 330 mL bottle poured into an IPA glass (marked "midst holdbar til 22/10/16").

Appearance: Cloudy orange amber with a rolling head of frothy off white foam.

Smell: Lush tropical fruit, citrus and dank, musty hops.

Taste: Tropical fruit and citrus rind continue from the nose joined by a malty, caramel and slightly honey sweet body. Clean, herbal bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate, smooth body, medium carbonation.

Overall: A full flavored DIPA with good fruit characteristics from both hops and malt.

Photo of OKFine
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of interistacanadese
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patrykfus
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeThumel
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of DeanCHS1980
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of churchillps
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Poupae
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

Photo of robear
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Theortiz01
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Cresant
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.

Photo of dseanv
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

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Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.