Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS
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4.01/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
08-12-2014 13:22:58 | More by Cresant
4.04/5 rDev -1.5%
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
07-24-2014 22:46:05 | More by wordemupg
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
500ml bottle - that's one impressively resonant mutant Mosaic hop cone depicted on the label, M. Shore!
This beer pours a hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, silken, and rocky eggshell white head, which leaves some attractive sudsy webbed lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.
It smells of bitter grapefruit, tangerine, and mango, bready caramel malt, earthy yeast, a touch of white wine must, and the suggestion of a steely cold alcohol fire. The taste is more pleasantly bitter tropical and pedestrian fruitiness - the usual suspects from the nose, with some pineapple centers and kiwi tacked on - bready, almost crackery pale and honeyed caramel malt, an ethereal spicy yeastiness, over-steeped black tea tannins, and further leafy, mildly floral, and musty hops.
The bubbles are pretty low-key, barely registering above their undercover supportive work, the body a solid medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, all those fruity hop essences exhibiting a certain vigour, alongside the lingering caramel malt, and not yet overt alcohol, um, character?
A pleasant enough showcase of Mosaic, one that does this new-ish hop varietal a huge favour by keeping the DIPA booze oh-so well-hidden, and amping up the fruity qualities. Easy to drink, enjoyable, and almost worth the stiff price tag for the sub-bomber serving size around here.
05-21-2014 05:18:21 | More by biboergosum
United Kingdom (England)
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2015. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. Bring on the hops!
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-amber with fine sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a stable surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of overwhelmingly fruity hops with notes of white grape, gooseberry, subtle grapefruit, peel, citrus and hints of tropical fruit. Underpinned by caramel malt and earthy yeast. Simply superb.
Tastes of intensely fruity hops with a stinging bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white grape, mild gooseberry, subtle tropical fruit, grass, faint spice, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Possesses a delicate sweetness, followed by a powerful hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Rather astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of exceptionally fruity hops, hop bitterness and sweet malt.
Fantastic - a hop-head's delight. Acres of hops in a bottle. It looks great, while the aroma and flavour are divine. A smorgasbord of citrus and fruity notes, along with a spicy bitter finish. Lovely body. A top-notch brew that delivers. If hops are your thing, then add this beer to your must-try list.
05-05-2014 00:43:30 | More by jazzyjeff13
Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.