A Pale Mosaic | Hops and Grain Brewery

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4.08/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery
Texas, United States
hopsandgrain.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Texasfan549 on 01-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,617
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
185
pDev:
7.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Ssippisam
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. on tap poured into standard American shaker pint glass at Spider House, Austin, TX

L: yellow to almost pale gold, topped by thin head of offwhite foam that sticks at the top, keeps

S: sweet grapefruit up front with a much greener/bitter hop aroma as you continue to pull in through the nose; fantastic mix of hops and malt with the hops forcing the grapefruit issue

T: grapefruit, slightly bitter grapefruit with a thin layer of biscuit malt to sweeten; the bitterness really lingers, turns into citrus fruit peel and pith, even borders on earthy

F: light middleweight filled out nicely with carbonation; arguably perfect, right in that sweet spot between too thin and too thick

O: what a show! it's a bit one-notish, for the flavor doesn't evolve as you get into the glass, but if you're looking for a good American hop fix, you could do so much worse; it's a lovely grapefruit bomb

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

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good beer, but not the best I've had from hops and grain. I'm rating it as I am because it's a bit out of balance. I think it's a bit excessively hopped given the body and ABV. Leaves a bit of a feeling of pungent dryness aftertaste. Not bad tho. IPA chasers who have already burned all their taste buds off won't notice a thing

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Photo of puck1225
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with a decent head and good lacing. Piney, fruity smell. Citrus grapefruit taste with a bit of earthiness. Went well with pizza!

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Photo of stewartea
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wasatch
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a slightly hazy dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine). The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice little citrus complex (orange, tangerine). Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of CanadianGinge
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light orange color, ok head. Smells like mild Mosaic hops, juicy berries and pine. Grain up front on the flavor, hops dancing in and out and a hoppy finish. It's got good hop flavors but I do not like the graininess.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can with no discernible best by date; into a pub glass.
Appearance - gold with swirling champagne bubbles and floating sediment; head is a large, soapy mass that leaves a nice streaky, sticky lacing across the back of the glass!
Smell - sweet caramel and earthy hops.
Taste - strong earth tone flavor profile with a touch of rye and cracker malt.
Feel - interesting mouthfeel, from the initial hop forwardness that suddenly makes way for a much more balanced midpoint, but a finishing bitter kick!
Overall - this is listed as an IPA, but there are far more APA characteristics in this beer. A really attractive price point to go with some nice qualities make this a really nice offering, only I'd lean more toward a balanced APA, as opposed to classifying as an IPA!

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

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by date is 09/08/17. This is an easy and fun drinking pale ale. Mosaic is showcased well. The smell was muttled but I think it's because I've been drinking NE style juice bombs for the past month straight.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a bright golden color with lots of chill haze. The head is 1.5 fingers, fluffy and bright white. Retention is moderate and there are some sticky chunks of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is mango, grapefruit, dank earthiness and pineapple. There is also a good deal of bready malts to keep the hops in check.

Taste is the same. Bright, fruity hop flavors rounded out nicely by the bready malts and earthiness. I'm surprised this is classified as an IPA and not a pale ale.

Feel is light side of medium, smooth and clean. The finish is crisp and dry.

Overall this is a really good beer. A modern take on an American Pale Ale. Super easy drinking and also very refreshing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

an easy drinking, juicy, fresh, and highly agreeable pale ale here, this is good stuff, drinkable for miles, and a pretty solid showcase of mosaic. they were smart to keep the malt bill and flavor so light in this, there s just a crackery dry pale malt background. a lot of these single hopped beers lose their essence to an overly substantial grain bill, and this steers clear of that pitfall. the mosaic tastes fresh to me, but it also tastes a little one dimensional compared to the beers that feature it best. notes of tangerine and pineapple are there, and there is in fact a nice bitterness in the finish, its not all new school dry hopping even though the nose is just bursting with it. it finishes quickly and on the dry side, with a huge rush of refreshing carbonation, and it warms up reasonably well for the style too. this is a nice simple clean hoppy beer that should have rather wide appeal among hardened beer nerds and newcomers alike, nothing offensive here at all. i have liked what little i have had from these guys, it all seems to be rather professionally done...

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Larueminati
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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A Pale Mosaic from Hops and Grain Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 185 ratings