Mosaic Pale Ale
pFriem Family Brewers

Mosaic Pale AleMosaic Pale Ale
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pFriem Family Brewers
Oregon, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #47
Ranked #2,435
4.25 | pDev: 6.82%
Feb 03, 2024
Mar 11, 2013
You'll think you've landed in the tropics when you open this bottle of pFriem Mosaic Single-Hop Pale Ale. Sit back and let the wafts of mango and citrus tease the senses.
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Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Feb 03, 2024
Rated: 4.2 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Jun 10, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Almost clear burnt orange with a frothy pure white head that builds up and holds as a pillow, slowly settling to reveal great lacing clung to the glass
Aroma: Mango, mandarins, passionfruit, lime, blueberries, sugar-dusted strawberries, papaya, wafts of Cannabis, and sweet bready malt
Taste: The initial hit up front is a pure tropical fruit salad and quickly filtering in to join are limes, oranges, and berry notes. The bready malt is ever-present and provides a nice balance throughout and closes with a little dank and more tropical fruit
Mouthfeel: Full, pretty clean, medium-high carbonation, and a lightly smooth and soft finish
Overall: This is tasty stuff. Not only is this beer a great showcase of the multi-dimensional Mosaic hop but it is a really good and well-made Pale Ale as well. I love what these folks do and try and look forward to this one each and every year. Recommended.
Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Golden amber body; lots of lively carbonation; thick, sculpted head, white and creamy in texture. Nice mild and somewhat muted aroma; earthy fruitiness; a touch of citrus. Outstanding bready malt base infused with a moderate dose of hop bitterness; a bit of biscuit, a touch of wheat; pine-like hop note, too. Medium body; crisp and prickly on the palate; some residual sugar stickiness; a bit of alcohol dryness; cross between sweet and dry on the palate.

This beer balances the malt base and hop presence in a very nice manner. I love the prominent malt base character and certainly won't complain about the moderate hop bitterness. The smell, perhaps, was a bit on the quiet side, but everything else was top notch.
Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
APA #300 and it was a beauty! Dark golden clear pour with plump white head, left plenty of lacing. Huge mango and lemon nose with pineapple, light guava, earthy and grassy hops with hints of lemongrass. Taste is sweeter than the nose let on: lemon water-ice with huge mango, pineapple, orange cream, before lemon pith, grassy and earthy hops finish in an elevating way. Feel is bright, light, malty is very present but hops have character, not very pale though. Still, a well balanced and flavorful beer
Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Cashbail from New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Dank mosaic smell. Medium carbonation with a piney tingle. Crisp and clean with a slight hop burn. A great example of the style.
Mar 26, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 11, 2021
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aug 14, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Yet another beer from the Firestone Walker Festival Pre Party 2017.

Pours the most common beer color of golden yellow, bountiful clarity. 2/3" white head. Aroma goes Mosaic, but I dunno, not hard, these aren't super danky Mosaics, but they are nice, still pushing that lush tropical fruit and weed vibe, but in a more restrained way than the elite tier Mosaic dry hoppers will drop.

Taste revealed way more grain presence than I was expecting, like full on waves like in the song, you know, the one that did the thing. Enough Biden in this review. Stood out like it was top end pilsner malt. Keeps the orange and mango notes pushing. Carbonation appropriate. Light bodied, moderate 55ibu levels of bitterness.

I suspect the difficulty here is the 500ml format size for a pale ale, with everyone going full on 473ml (pints), this seems similar to the price per ounce difficulties the bomber format found. But then again, Russian River pulls off the 500ml size, but I dunno if their existence can be the norm expectation for another brewery. We'll see how this goes in the future.
Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a burnished golden color. Clear and effervescent. This pillowy white head collapses steadily leaving behind tons of lacing, but just a thin layer of foam on top of the beer.

The aroma on this is really bright with notes of orange, mango, citrus and a nice piney aroma on the finish.

The taste follows the nose with a profile that places the mosaic hops front and center on a palette of clean pilsner malts. The hops provide notes of orange, pine, dank herbal notes with a lingering bitterness into the finish.

Feel is light, and drinkable. Vibrant carbonation that produces an immediate and lasting prickle on the tongue.

Overall, its a great IPA - incredibly well crafted and executed.
Mar 23, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a very wide collar of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very much dominated by flavors of mangos from the Mosaic hops. Some hints of citrus and herbs are also present along with an ever so slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: This beer is neither bitter nor crisp, although the single use of Mosaic hops does provide enough complexity in the taste and lots of mango aromas in the smell. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle
Mar 12, 2020
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Copper colored..crystal clear, sticky lacing. Light head.
A: Floral, tropical and light citrus.
T: Heavy on the citrus side. Surprisingly low on the tropical.
F: Light to medium. Smooth, with a good bite of bitterness, which doesn't linger.
O: There is a mild, mild bit of hop burn.. but it does not deter from the quality of this beer.
Sep 09, 2019
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Reviewed by warrenc from Oregon

4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I can find no fault with this beer. Pours pale gold with a fingers width of off white head, lace the depth of my glass. I get lime, orange and a little red liquorice on the nose. Taste is a wonderful thing, very much like the smell. I could give more detail but I just finished my glass!
Jun 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by goalie35 from Canada (AB)

Apr 01, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by Jschwartz23 from Oregon

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Mar 27, 2019
Mosaic Pale Ale from pFriem Family Brewers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 119 ratings