A Pale Mosaic | Hops and Grain Brewery

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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

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Added by Texasfan549 on 01-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
170
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
43
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of bryanlindsey12345
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

Photo of varian7
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of WDJersey
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of donspublic
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into tulip, 1 finger cream colored head, so so lacing and retention. Cloudy whitish/golden in the glass, visible yeast chunks floating around. Smells of pineapple, biscuit, some mild dankness hanging around. Taste is initially caramel sweetness on the front, flows into pineapple, mango and finishes with a mild bitterness on the end, crisp semi sweet finish. Great tasting beer, and good mouthfeel. Can't believe I have gone this long without getting my hands on this. Definitely a beer that is easy on the palate, no bitter after taste, very clean finish.

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Photo of PhilsPils
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark and hazy gold with a nice one finger white head. Subsequent glugs left lots of Belgian lace and the head persisted. Beautiful dank, piney nose. This is the kind of dank I like...kind of cannabis-like from the bottom of your grandmother's cellar. None of the Cedar Creek Dankosaurus almost-rotted-fruit dank. Enough malt to balance but not overpower or cloy. Great Texas IPA that I would rate barely under Jai Alai and Yellow Rose. Mosaic fans will not be disappointed!

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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A Pale Mosaic from Hops and Grain Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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