A Pale Mosaic
Hops & Grain Brewing

A Pale MosaicA Pale Mosaic
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Hops & Grain Brewing
Texas, United States
American IPA
4.08 | pDev: 7.6%
Apr 20, 2020
Jan 18, 2015
A Pale MosaicA Pale Mosaic
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Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Traveler1 from Texas

Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer is served a very lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retension fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew heaviest of a citrus aroma of tangerine and orange along with some tropical fruits of pineapple and mango. Along with these aromas comes a bit of bread and pine.
Taste- The taste begins with a crisp cracker and tropical fruit taste that has a nice grapefruit hop flavor mixed within. As the taste advances some more grapefruit hop and a bit of herb comes to the tongue and leaves one with a crisp and clean pale taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is normal. For the style and flavors the feel is great and makes for a good refreshing brew.
Overall - A rather tasty pale with a nice easy drinking feel!! Good hoppy taste with a clean taste.
Oct 28, 2019
Rated: 4 by richj1970 from Alabama

Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Powderhornphil from Minnesota

Sep 09, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Sep 01, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 26, 2019
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Reviewed by tracycramer from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
There was no Yellow Rose from Lone Pint, or Electric Jellyfish from Pint House Pizza, so this was suggested. Its in the same category as those others, but this is a bit more hoppy, with a little lower ABV, and with less of the grapefruit coming through. Still, it is very enjoyable.
May 24, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by IPAQuester from Texas

Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

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
Jun 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by maxbarto from Ohio

May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

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
May 14, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

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!
May 12, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by stewartea from Texas

May 02, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

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.
Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Mar 09, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by Dicers from California

Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Nov 19, 2017
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Reviewed by ArrogantB from Colorado

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.
Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by DenverHopHead from Colorado

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!
Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by BranfordBound from Connecticut

Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

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.
Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by CNoj012 from New York

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.
Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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...
Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Jun 13, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by chubenzino from California

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by Larueminati from Massachusetts

May 24, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by BMart from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by jdimento from Texas

May 02, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by varian7 from California

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Apr 26, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by WDJersey from Colorado

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Davit from California

Feb 24, 2017
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