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A Pale Mosaic | Hops and Grain Brewery

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4.09/5
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175 Ratings
A Pale MosaicA Pale Mosaic
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Texasfan549 on 01-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,182
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
175
pDev:
7.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
43
Trade:
1
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Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
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 -5.9%
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 -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
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 +2.2%
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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3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
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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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A Pale Mosaic from Hops and Grain Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 175 ratings
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