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Hop Gose The Grapefruit - MobCraft Beer

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79
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 19.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
MobCraft Beer visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aromas of fresh citrus hop and grapefruit with a light wheat body, moderate bitterness, and subtle saltiness. Finishes crisp with tartness derived from Lactobacillus, grapefruit zest and plenty of Cascade Dry Hop.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 06-08-2014)
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Reviews by Gotti311:
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.54/5  rDev -22.6%

Noticeable citrus nose which is really nice, no hints of the tartness I was definitely in search of. Touch of the nose carries into the mouth before the salt really takes over. The salt is almost hard to put your finger on. It makes the beer carry really heavy and hang on the palate. Again, no hints of tart of sour whatsoever that this beer desperately needs.

Great idea, terrible execution.

06-23-2014 12:40:13 | More by Gotti311
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +18.9%

22oz bottle.

A: Pours a very cloudy dark orange with a nice off-white head.

S: The Cascade figures most prominently in the aroma, but there's also some nice lemony/tart smells, a little bit of wheat, citrus.

T: Taste brings juicy grapefruit, light lactic acidity, a bit of sweet wheat, tangelo.

M: A tiny bit thicker than light-bodied, creamy carbonation.

O: Sorta off-style for a gose but nevertheless a pretty enjoyable beer from a brewery I don't expect much from.

06-27-2014 23:12:50 | More by Etan
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%

poured 22oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled about 2-3 weeks before this review.

A - Cloudy orange copper color with a 1.5 finger eggshell head. Retention is fair and lacing is very minor.

S - Light grapefruit and citrus zest. Notes of saline and some yeast. Seems like the hops are muted from the real grapefruit puree that was added to this beer.

T - A slight tartness that you would normally find in a ripe grapefruit with a bit of yeast. Ever put salt on a grapefruit and eat it, this is basically the flavor. There is a salty finish.

M - Crisp, salty, and refreshing with a light dryness.

O - This is good, but I was hoping that it would be a bit more intense and sour. If it was sold in 4 packs, I would buy more, but I'm not revisiting a bomber.

06-14-2014 20:10:15 | More by Ri0
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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

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Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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joe1510

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +15.2%

22oz Bomber
$6.99
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Hops meet Gose, should be an interesting combination.The initial pour is burnt orange and heavily hazed. Tiny carbonation bubbles crawl up the glass and keep the velvety head intact. The foam is a yellowed white, beautifully creamy, and stubbornly strong. All in all it's a good looking beer.

A dusty, musty, lactic grapefruit quality gets things moving. Wheat adds twang galore. The wheat comes in large doses, or so the sniffer tells me. Both orange and grapefruit peel are soft on the back end. Somehow this all seems to fit as weird as it sounds. It's appetizing. It does smell like a gose/IPA hybrid with a bit of lactic fruitiness and must.

Wheat runs from start to finish and multiplies as it goes adding twang throughout. Grapefruit zest and pith pop up in the middle with an orange accompaniment that pushes through the finish. Lacto is light with a fruity tartness in the middle and a mild mustiness the rest of the way. The swallow brings salt and lightly acidic wheat, the wheat in spades. An interesting beer, enjoyable as well.

The mouthfeel fits this beer well. Huge additions of wheat make for a substantial body that's luxurious in its velvety feel. A bit of tartness and a bit of bitterness both linger long on the palate while the salt adds both dryness and a tingle. Drinkability is high on the chart.

I've never had nor heard of Mobcraft before but this is a good introduction. While it's not mindblowing it is unique, complex, and highly drinkable. I would pick up another of these if I came across more. Worth a try.

08-02-2014 01:33:33 | More by joe1510
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barczar

Kentucky

3.39/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a somewhat hazy, surprisingly light brown color, with a nose of grapefruit. Flavor is less grapefruit than expected, slightly salty, but somewhat lacking. More malty than most, and the signature lemon has obviously been replaced by grapefruit. Floral notes emerge late.

08-08-2014 14:38:37 | More by barczar
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Florida9

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +11%

A: Very cloudy, murky, oxidized yellow-brown color. Pours with a visible viscosity, which is odd for the style. Forms a slight head/surface coating, but there really isn't much there. No lacing.

S: Aroma is faint, but there is definitely grapefruit in there. Citrus hops, grapefruit zest, and just a touch of something funky.

T: Considering that this is a goes/IPA hybrid, the taste isn't too bad. There is definitely elements of each: the slightly salty, funky quality of the gose; the hoppy, citrusy quality of the IPA. Lots of grapefruit. Sweeter grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied, but there is a certain slickness to this beer that seems out of place. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness. Tart citrus quality.

O: Really, not a bad beer. Again, this beer has to be taken in context for what it is - that being the fucked up combination of goes and IPA. Certainly not the type of beer I'd drink on a regular basis, but it works.

07-03-2014 21:52:41 | More by Florida9
Hop Gose The Grapefruit from MobCraft Beer
79 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.