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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

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 10-24-2013)
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2014 01:59:18 | More by DrBier
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 22:46:05 | More by wordemupg
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-20-2014 07:34:55 | More by GRG1313
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-16-2014 05:49:01 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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ESkirv

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-01-2014 19:34:23 | More by ESkirv
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timotao

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-20-2014 00:14:03 | More by timotao
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-19-2014 00:38:58 | More by tykechandler
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-09-2014 17:32:41 | More by rogerdandy
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-29-2014 21:58:08 | More by jrenihan
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MarcoMignola

Italy

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-23-2014 11:27:32 | More by MarcoMignola
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 05:18:21 | More by biboergosum
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-14-2014 06:29:22 | More by ssgunbond
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 00:43:30 | More by jazzyjeff13
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ttylicki

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-03-2014 23:15:18 | More by ttylicki
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.5%

05-02-2014 17:37:05 | More by discharmingly
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-29-2014 22:43:16 | More by Andy_Luft
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bierdeflanders

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-28-2014 02:17:46 | More by bierdeflanders
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2014 02:15:58 | More by ZachT
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BlazerT

Poland

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Teku glass.
A: amber, dark orange, little hazy with medium (two finger), white head, which lasts not so long medium lacing.

S: intense hoppy aroma - tropical fruits (mango) and citrus aroma (mainly lemon), some earthy notes, fruitiness and maltiness in the background.

T: Strong hop falvors - mainly citrus (lemon), very high hop bitterness, which can be felt till finish. Low malt flavour. Medium dry finish. The taste is more citurs than the aroma. Aroma is more tropical fruity. Alcohol is almost unnoticable.

M: Smooth, medium-light body, medium carbonation, semi-dry. This beer shows how powerfull are citra hops - bitter and strong in aroma and taste. Really worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 21:48:01 | More by BlazerT
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TheHumanTorch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-24-2014 14:54:03 | More by TheHumanTorch
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wildcatboy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-18-2014 17:22:47 | More by wildcatboy
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2014 01:48:28 | More by Beervana
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-15-2014 00:49:19 | More by Black_ox
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BryanCDM

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-12-2014 03:55:15 | More by BryanCDM
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csmalley

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-03-2014 01:58:16 | More by csmalley
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Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
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