Mosaic Promise | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity.

Added by qcbrewer on 08-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,623
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
2,306
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
626
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,306 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of EMH73
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden color with a fairly well retained one inch white head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells and tastes of sweet malts, grapefruit, grapefruit pith, pine, earthy notes and tropical flavors that I cannot identify. Light side of medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry mouth feel with lingering bitterness.

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Photo of cuttysark
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer. I love the bitterness. I’m a big fan of bitter beers. I also like the average ABV. Strong beers are good. This been could be a session beer. Great for the summer. I kayak a lot. Wish it came out earlier in the year so I could drink it all summer.

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Photo of desint
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whiskyecho
2.23/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into glass. Gold color, Inch of foam head, taking 45 to come down, leaving some lacing around the edges. Smell is of citrus, pine and hops. Taste agrees with the smell and a bit bitter. Feel is crisp. Overall excellent.

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Photo of jeg53
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up for 15 bucks for 15 pack, can't beat the price for this beer.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale near clear golden pour - 1 finger short lived head. Smell is pungent pine, grapefruit, a bit of dank sweatiness. Taste starts with a touch of grainy malt sweetness, quickly giving way to bitter grapefruit peel, piney hoppiness. The bitterness lingers on the palate through a medium light body into a dry finish. Delicious.

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Photo of StraightCs
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CervezaNY
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gavilan
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you like Mosaic hops this beer is a great showcase. Great tropical @[email protected] At $8.99 a six this beer in amazing value!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - so, my whirlwind tour this week of Founders offerings (from afar) ends here.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some decent splatter pattern lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of dank pine resin, bready and crackery cereal malt, a bit of uric acid, faint orange and red grapefruit citrus rind, and more leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hops. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus peel, a further indistinct tropical fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more leafy, herbal, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite restrained in its somnolent frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really causing a stir at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the malt and mixed frooty esters predominating.

Overall - this is a pleasant enough display of what the Mosaic hop varietal can do for you. Nice and complex, yet perfectly drinkable and enjoyable. Could definitely see crushing a number of these in a social (or hell, even anti-social) situation, should one suddenly arise.

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Photo of Naughead
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great taste and nose for a low ABV IPA. Mosaic always helps to add something!

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Photo of vikinggary28
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quackershnoc
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light yellow color; quite a bit of sediment; frothy white head that dissipates pretty quickly

Aroma: grapefruit; pineapple; hops; a bit of malt

Taste: starts with grapefruit and other citrus; decent grain bill through the middle; good hoppiness through the back; mango and pineapple; a bit of hop and pine bite

Mouthfeel: light bodied; crisp; clean

Overall Impression: this is a good beer; I would normally like an APA to be a little less intense with the hops and citrus with a bigger malt backbone; that said, it is a good beer with good flavors

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Photo of Brucebeernut
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ProNR
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer. Tried it in a can. Easy drinking ale with nice flavor. Definitely worth trying. Enjoy the Mosaic hops.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winzlow
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simple. Crisp. Mosaic! What is there to not love? And at only 5.5% a true all day ale (and wayyy better that All Day IPA). Another winner from the folks at Founders.

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RacerX5k
3.29/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look. Two things besides my usual stupid point of view. Obviously Mosaic hops made Barrel Runner this year's second best beer. Huge tropical rum barrel alcoholic beer. Point to the stupid reviews, if you don't like that, then don't drink that. Second point, why would anyone need to buy a 15 pak of this? If you have a party, and need sessionable, flavorful, just go get a case of my old standby Yuengling Lager, or, as we prefer here in PA, lager. Duh. That being said ...

Smooth, drinkable showcase of Mosaic. But I only need to try it once. And never again. Because, as stated, why not just drink a Lager? Oh my, what I read around here is beyond me, and even my own stupid drunken thoughts.

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Photo of brutalist
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mosaic Promise from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,306 ratings