300 Mosaic India Pale Ale | Fulton Beer

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300 Mosaic India Pale Ale300 Mosaic India Pale Ale
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300 Mosaic India Pale Ale300 Mosaic India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Batch 300

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, PERMANENTLY

Originally brewed as a one-off in celebration of the 300th batch at our original downtown Minneapolis brewery, this West Coast IPA was so well received we had to make it available year-round. It's built on a base of Pilsner malt and heavily hopped with Mosaic, one of our favorite -- and unfortunately nearly impossible to procure -- hop varieties. At 74 IBU and 7% ABV, 300 is pure hop candy.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,794
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
352
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 72 | Ratings: 352
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.07/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy orange body. Big white head. Strong mosaic aroma. Tropical fruits and garlic. Pilsner malts behind it. Taste mostly follows the aroma. Hop flavor is strong garlic. Pilsner malts combine with a toastiness and an astringent flavor. Makes the body seem heavy and the finish a little rough. Well carbonated. Didn't really do it for me, but not bad.

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Photo of Loosecannon
3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decided to be adventurous and bought a 4 pack of this from Weis in the poconos while on vacation. Was not impresses with this beer at all and not sure how it received a rating over 4. I checked under the can and it was dated a year prior, not sure if that played a role? Taste is identical to Founders Centennial IPA which you can buy a 15 pack for about $20.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a copper/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, citrus. Taste is citrus, some pine, malts are present, dry, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 1/23/18, so another 9 month old Fulton beer in PA (just had Hopstar)

Slightly hazy yellow body, a slightly syrupy pour. Small white head with light lacing. Some small streams of carbonation

There is a faint boiled candy aroma.

And a slightly candy sweet taste. A faint hop signature comes in toward the end.

Above medium on the mouth, somewhat bittersweet in the finish.

Clearly age has hurt this one. (a similar age Hopstar held up well) Was kinda "warm" for a 7.2abv. Will re-review if a fresher one crosses my path.

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Photo of babaracas
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light orange with two fingers of soapy white head, settles to a thin cap, trails a few dots of lace. Smell: melon, papaya, citrus note, buttered whole grain biscuit, notes of apricot and toffee. Taste: half-ripe papaya, melon, berry skin, grapefruit, grassy, with the backdrop again toffee and a bit buttery. Canned 2018-01-23. Certainly does not come off as "Pils malt + Mosaic" and the grain bill seems to be fighting the Mosaic rather than working harmoniously, or maybe it's just the buttery aspect. Still fairly tasty, though there are far more coherent Mosaic-bombs available.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2018-08-21
16oz can served in a large snifter. Gift from @mr-jj. No visible date.

Looks pretty -- light ruby in color, mostly clear, medium head that fades at a reasonable pace. Moderate to low carbonation. Smell is hops, moderately cilantro smelling.

Taste is moderately tropical, grassy, a little more cilantro.

Mouthfeel is medium, could use a bit more carbonation. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with a huge, fluffy off-white head and medium sucky lacing.

The smell is mostly tropical - pineapple - with a very mild pine and malt.

The taste lacks some of the tropical punch but has a nice citrus note. It is fairly mild. There's a lingering pine finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth but slightly undercarbonated.

Overall this is smooth, easy-to-drink, and tasty.

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Photo of BWood
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: nice golden color with a long lasting white head.

S: strong pine and tropical hops.

T: very hop forward. Almost a double ipa. Strong bitter finish.

F: high carbonation and bitter bite.

O: decent beer. Imo it's not a top tier ipa as ratings would suggest.

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Photo of Prager62
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A twelve ounce bottle with some numbers stamped on the bottom that are difficult to read. I'm not sure if that correlates to a date? One day all beer will come plainly dated! Let's pour this mystery in a 13oz. snifter/tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a clean transparent dark gold color with a finger of white foam.

Smell- Some floral and citrus notes with a touch of malt.

Taste- Floral hops up front followed by grapefruit, a hint of pine and spice.

Feel- Slick on the front end with a bitter dry finish.

Overall- A serviceable old school IPA that brings a pleasant mix of floral and mild citrus notes. It's rather tame by today's standards, but very drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle of the Garage Series release. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a clear, darker copper-orange body, two finger effervescent offwhite head with good retention. Nice splotchy lacing. Smells of citrus and passion fruit, sweet grainy toffee. For the most part, nice hoppy aroma and pleasant. This beer ratchets things up quite a bit on the palate, though. Very nice grapefruit and passion fruit with sweet toffee in the background, a bit of graininess. It's very nicely balanced with a solid tropical fruit bitterness on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, solid carbonation, with a moderate grapefruit bitterness on the backend. Overall, a very more than solid single hop IPA that is quite balanced. Mosaic is expressed fairly well here with a nice bitterness to round things out.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as impressive as I had hoped. A nice IPA. Somewhat rich in presentation. My glass had a very tight aroma, esp for style. Fuller hop flavors with mixed fruit and herb. Darker colored pushing some red/orange.
On tap at Old Mill.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 3/20/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, cracker, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a delicious IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Spot on Mosaic showcase as expected. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice bready pale malt backbone, with mild residual sweetness. Very well balanced and well made "Midwest" style. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Butcher and the Boar. The beer had a slight amber appearance but mostly orange gold with a thick bubbly head. Aromas included an orange peel zest with a sweet, maybe a little honey, grapefruit and orange flavor. Mouthfeel is silky and lightly creamy. Great beer with excellent aromas,

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Photo of majorbase2
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy copper color with a medium sized bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. Very light ring of lacing around edge.

Aroma is strong with tropical with a nice range of smells. Tropical, sweet, and piney.

Taste follows the nose. Tropical flavor is a bit more subtle but the taste is still sweet, with a bitter finish. Typical flavors of grapefruit and pineapple of an IPA.

Medium bodied. Starts refreshing, but finishes a bit bitter and dry, but still good drinkability, especially for an IPA at 7%.

A solid IPA that's not overpowering and had A nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of BB1313
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 2/28/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; big fluffy off-white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas have exactly what you would expect from mosaic hops. There's also some black pepper and orange cream in the mix. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. Some pineapple, peach and orange lead the way. Subtle spiciness in the finish. Really nice hop flavors along with a moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice IPA. Nice use of mosaic hops.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a pint glass. Clear orange, white head. Sticky lacing. Sweet citrus and malt on the nose and palate. Orange, melon, papaya, touch of pine. Slightly sweet malt backbone. Semi-dry finish. Great balance with subtle bitterness. Medium bodied and an easy drink. My first experience with Fulton and a pleasurable one. Nice use of Mosaic hops. Will revisit again soon. Recommended.

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Photo of Mdog
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold, big head.

Smell: Citrus rind, touch of garlic.

Taste: Tangy citrus balanced out with a fair amount of malt. There's just a hint of garlic underneath, doesn't detract from the beer.

Overall: Lots of good hoppy beers came out this summer in the Twin Cities, Batch 300 from Fulton was a good one. I was a little concerned with the bit of garlic in the nose, but it didn't take away from the flavor, like a dash of spice.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

300 pours a hazy darker cooper color with a small lacing head. Nice mellow tropical and floral aroma. Taste is strong, lots of flavor; big crisp malt backbone, with a nice bitter hoppy flavor. Good body and feel. Overall fantastic IPA.

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge aroma of tropical fruits and pine on the nose....light catty notes as well...that carries through to the flavor....finishes with a fairly strong bitterness...a bit too much cattiness and sharp bitterness for me to call it a great beer but certainly an enjoyable hop laden IPA.

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Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard minimalist Fulton 12 oz. bottle…with no bottle date I can find. That will limit my future purchases even if I love it. Date your bottles!

The pour is a bright, clear, filtered orange (cold-filtered, I’m sure) with low levels of carbonation. The nose is great: slick malt sweetness coupling wantonly with orangey citrus and hand-crushed pine needles rubbed under your armpits. Which I’ve done, many times.

300...I’ll put its name to the test. Mosaic hops burst onto the palate: huge mango, pine, citrus, with a sticky chop of bitterness & bass line of horse glue sweetness that fills in the background & doesn’t fade at the finish, but stays strong until sip next. Usually I hate a strong malt sweetness in an IPA, but here it doesn’t drown the bitterness or the taste, but complements it. Sticky, I said sticky, didn’t I?

A nice addition to the local IPA lineup that I could see myself plunking down for…if I knew it was fresh. Very good brew.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This mighty fine IPA pours a
medium dark chill hazed amber with a fantastic head of off white foam
that subsides to a big thick ring, thick fluffy layer, and shows exceptional
lacing. Nose of heavy pine with a touch of tropical fruit of pineapple and
mild caramel malts. Flavors follow the nose perfectly with a solid caramel
malt backbone against a backdrop of pine and touches of citrus and subtle
white grape notes. Very nice mouth feel; medium body, medium light
fluffy carbonation, and a bitter pine finish that is lightly dry.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a solid brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of flagmantho
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug. Canned 12/20/17.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze. Head poured two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam, though I think that was due to an overexuberant pour. Still, an attractive beer.

Smell: herbal, earthy and sweet aroma; not overly complex, but nice enough.

Taste: dank, earthy hops with a good freshness and some almost-grassy character. The aroma did not hint at the great, dank hop character that the flavor would offer here. Bitterness is in line more with a West Coast IPA than the more hazy variety, in that it is pretty strong. This is a damn fine beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Not bad.

Overall: while not perfect, this is a fine IPA indeed. The flavor really packs a punch.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Melvin 14-oz. Spiegelau IPA glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 21, 2018
Consumed: July 22, 2018
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Canned on June 5, 2018 at 12:02 a.m. CT

Thanks, Sam!

Got this with another 10 from Sam. Had this once before in Wichita, Kan., for a work trip, but didn’t review it since it was so old. Gave it a 4.00 on Untappd on March 14, 2018, writing, “Would like to have (and review) fresh. Wanted it so bad I ignored the Nov. 3 canned on date and purchased anyway. Overrated 4.0 for now.” Sam wrote that he would be able to get this fresh for me and here we are. Online description read, “Originally brewed as a one-off in celebration of the 300th batch at our original Minneapolis brewery, 300 was so well received we had to bring it back every year. It's an IPA built on a base of Weyermann Pilsner malt and heavily hopped from start to finish with Mosaic, one of our favorite -- and unfortunately nearly impossible to find -- hop varieties. At 74 IBU and just under 7% ABV, 300 is pure hop candy and brewed in only a small quantity each year, so get it while you can.”

Poured a light amber semi-clear color with three fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass at a fast speed. World-class foamy layered lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Mosaic, floral, tangerine, nectarine, viney berry, grass, melon, pineapple, candied tropical notes, mango and guava. More Mosaic, mango and guava from the can, and even that pilsner malt. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Mosaic obviously led the way, but certainly got that earthy pilsner malt as well. Also viney berry, grass, mango, guava, rose blossom, nectarine, tangerine, melon, red grapefruit, grain and tropical dank. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Probably not as good as I hoped it would be, but still outstanding. (Overall - 4.00)

4.03 | 90 | A-

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Photo of Harrison8
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy, hazy burnt-orange with a finger of white head. Head retention is good with great lacing left behind. Aroma is citrus, tangerine, and melon. Flavor profile is melon, tangerine, and papaya with biscuit, and bread malts. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with an effervescent, fuzzy feeling in a medium thickness. Overall, a fair IPA with a good balance of hops and malts.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of ipeters1017
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at MSP Airport. Poured a somewhat dark golden with a finger of white head, lots of bubbles and decent lacing. Smells faintly hoppy, lemony, grapefruity with a noticeable malt backbone. Taste has bitter hops up front, again with grapefruit and lemon coming through. Complemented very well by the malt, as nothing overwhelms me and the sweetness amplifies the citrus. Finishes bitter again. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side and decently well carbonated. One of the most balanced IPAs I've had, definitely not the hop bomb as advertised, but a solid beer.

Updated notes on 12/27/17, from a bottle: Drier finish than I remember, that's really nice. Grassy notes also come through in the taste, and the nose is sweeter than before. Bumping smell, feel, and overall up a notch each. One of the best IPAs in Minnesota, I'd say.

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300 Mosaic India Pale Ale from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 352 ratings