Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale | Mikkeller ApS

Mosaic Imperial India Pale AleMosaic Imperial India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.08/5
175 Ratings
Mosaic Imperial India Pale AleMosaic Imperial India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 10-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,286
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
175
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of StJamesGate
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Underdog, Dublin.
Sheeting white over cherry amber. 4
Resin and cherry juice. 3.75
Cherry-toffee, orange rind, pine sap and mango puree. 3.5
Hot, medium, astringent. 3.75

Sticky and boozy. Missing the Mosaic blueberry. So 2009. 3.75

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kitch
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy dark golden orange colour with a two finger white head with good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Nice pineapple, pine, citrusy orange, peach and hints of caramel.

Taste: Bittersweet candied pineapple, pine and lemon tea on top of sweet caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Tasty and enjoyable. Easily the best out of Cascade, Citra and Simcoe.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out from the new packaging of a 330 ml can into a tulip glass. The appearance of the IIPA is a hazy golden orange tone, topped with a very generous dollop of thick white froth. The aromas released are perfumes of citrus fruit - mainly grapefruit but also a mix of tropical fruits - and florals - pine and grass. In the mouth, there is a lightly sweet taste, overlaid with fruits and pines, and then intense and lingering bitterness all the way into the long finish. The average to soft carbonation gives it good bite and reinforces the medium-bodied mouthfeel. A winner!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psumjl269
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

**
03/29/2017

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: thick hazy brownish yellow.
AROMA: guava, papaya, passion fruit.
TASTE: fruits mentioned above as well as a turpentine, dates, yeast. sour is more prevalent than bitter, which is odd.
FEEL: thick, sticky.

Strange mosaic. Tasty, but weird and not something I'd buy again, especially not at $5.50 a bottle. I wonder if it has something to do with this being brewed in Belgium and not Denmark.

**

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 33cL can with a best before date of 15/11/17
L - Nice amber with a nice white head

S - Nice fruit presence with stone fruits, bergamote, melon and mango, pine, grass, good malt balance. Honey on bread

T - Follow the smell with less intensity, good bitterness but balanced and boozy. Good complexity

M - Thick and nicely carbonated

O - A great exemple of the complexity of mosaic hops. Great stuff

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Photo of stephenlee
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok.

Hazy orange amber in color with thick frothy white head that stays with very good retention before slowly subsiding to some bubble sheet atop and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot everywhere.

Very sharp tropical aroma and rich fruity ester, piney, resin, dank, berry, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and tangerine, some floral and peppery too. Malt is also there with notes of sugary sweet, biscuit, and caramel.

The taste is led by the tropical fruits of hop in range of pineapple, mango, and orange as well as fruity ester, some dank, berry, peppery, and piney resin. Malt lays as a base of the flavor structure with its sugary sweetness, biscuit, and caramel. The finish is hoppy dry bitter taste with its persistent strength.

The body is medium with some full touch through the palate, smooth mouthfeel from its crisp and some lively carbonation with a dry finish.

Yet another good IPA offering from Mikkeller without doubt. Hop, malt, and yeast, all come into play without compromise.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

been seeing this one around for a little while, nice to finally get into one, although its nowhere near the best of mikkeller, and you have to question a bar who keeps it in a glass fronted cooler, regardless of freshness this is bound to be somewhat light stricken. its not way off, but its not perfect either. hazy and thick on the pour, more density than i am used to in these, and with a head that takes some effort to arouse after the initial pour. its pretty woody in nose and taste, not anywhere near as tropical as mosaic usually is, and very yeasty, which i often love in hoppy beer from mikkeller, but its too much in the way this time, the mosaic seems more northwestern and dense than it is supposed to, faded and not all the way vibrant. i like all the body, the bubbles, and how dry it is, but this is a poor expression of mosaic overall and even the alcohol seems to interfere some. hearty though, bitter, and nice with spicy food lke lamb meatballs in a harissa type thing. good not great, they are capable of a lot better than this, especially for the price...

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Photo of Jopsonn
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of portwood
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: grassy, floral, earthy citrus, dank note.
Taste: fruity sweet, avg carbonation, smooth w/boozy feel.
Finish: bittersweet, orange zest, resin dry.
(bottle BB 10/22/16)

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Photo of kpowledge
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy golden amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention an lacing are both excellent. More of a danky, resinous aroma. The mosaic hops are definitely evident. Decent. Not what I really want in an IPA. Taste follows along the same lines. Very malty with a dank, resinous, bitter hop at the end. Very mildly astringent. Goes more into barelywine type of taste. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad, but not what I like in an IPA. I prefer them to be more juicy. I am a little let down.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Man, I thought their Citra DIPA was awesome - that makes this beer even more awesome. Again, opaque gold in complexion, with nice aromas of citrusy fruits, and here something a bit more tropical or orchard-like as well. The fruits are apparent on the taste as well, with more aspects of fruits and maybe something thinning, like white grape, to replace some of the sweetness with a more refined character. Mode4rate carbonation, and a medium fell - a truly deluxe, but pricey, drinking experience.

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Photo of swierczt
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Mosaic Imperial India Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 175 ratings
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