Mosaic SMaSH
(512) Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 6.03%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
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(512) Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i thought this was really nice, surprising that it doesnt have better ratings here, sure its simple beer, but the mosaic profile is fresh and nice and the beer is balanced and well made, im not sure where the criticism comes in. its clear and golden from the tap, honey colored and shiny, with a tall white head, ring lace, and slow rising bubbles. it smells like pure mosaic to me, a little of the cat pee thing, but also fresh pineapple, lemon, lemongrass, meyer lemon, and dried grass, botanical and fruity, delicious in flavor too, as compelling as it is in the nose, and much more complete to me than these single hop beers usually are, a better take on mosaic here, like there is some nice bitterness at the end and the hops linger long, start earlier, and just seem amazing to me, its not just in the center and its not dumbed down to me. the malt is basic, a honey malt type, a little sweet and with enough body to hold up all the hops, but not making this heavy at all, even unique for how simple it is and for how familiar all the ingredients are. maybe a little light on the carbonation, but this is an excellent pint of hoppy beer. deserves higher ratings than it has here for sure!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ the brewery.

Showcases the tropical character of Mosaic well but eschews its superior subtle blueberry note. Pale malts balance out any hop bitterness. Mango, dried guava, papaya, floral hop flavour.

Nice depth of flavour.

Mouthfeel is refreshing. Smooth, wet, well-carbonated.

Drinkable and enjoyable, though its hop pungency could be improved. I'd definitely take this over Community's Mosaic IPA in terms of the local market, but if you're brewing a Mosaic hopped IPA in Texas you'll always be in the shadow of Lone Pint's Yellow Rose, and this doesn't quite measure up. Definitely worth trying, and a beer I'd revisit if offered in sixers at a fair price.

B- / WORTHY

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On-draught at Hole In The Wall, Austin, TX:

Doesn't showcase Mosaic as well as I remembered..I suspect this beer declines with age.

Low B- / WORTHY

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02/09/19 on-draught @ the brewery:

Blueberry. Tropical fruit.

Surprisingly effective for a single malt and single hop beer, but it still lacks the variety of hop flavour I'd expect in a great IPA.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Mosaic SMaSH from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 7 ratings