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Mosaic Pale Ale | pFriem Family Brewers

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Mosaic Pale AleMosaic Pale Ale

Brewed by:
pFriem Family Brewers
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheBungyo on 03-11-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by TheBungyo:
Photo of TheBungyo
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Recently I had a 3 day stay in Bend and 3 day stay in the Hood River area. This beer was by far the highlight of my trip, even after visiting Boneyard, Crux, Double Mountain, Good Life, Bend Brewing, Deschutes, and others.

45 IBU's.

Love the color of this one. Dirty gold, with a nice plump head. Nose hollers spice, slight pine, earthiness, and blueberry. Hints of malt sweetness.

Taste is mild honey, caramel, married with piney-spice, rising citrus and soft blueberries. The finish is dry with hints of grain. Really nice. The sweetness of the malt seems to embrace the flavors of the mosaic hops perfectly. The malt lets the hops shine but never stops trying to play the perfect supporting role. Simply outstanding where flavor is concerned.

Lastly, it should speak volumes that on our way out of Hood River we stopped to fill two growlers with this wonderful beer. Very glad I have another waiting for me. Good Luck Pfriem, I cannot wait to support you and see what you do next!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Hop aroma on opening the bottle. Aroma of citrus hops, tropical fruit, a bit dank, light caramel malt and apple juice. Inviting. Flavor of light caramel malt with light biscuit, citrus and mild piney hops, tropical fruit (leaning towards papaya and mango rather than pineapple), light stone fruit, apple juice. Medium bodied with a quite nice creaminess and mouth feel. Pretty much everything I want from a pale ale; flavorful malt body with several malt flavors in good balance, nice fruit oriented hops and a lingering finish that is amazingly well balanced between malt and hops. I love intense hop bombs with long lingering hop bitterness, but this reminds me of what's possible with a great integration between the malt and hops that lingers. There is also a hint of Belgian yeast that fits this quite well. Excellent.

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Photo of Christ111111
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Citrusy, juicy. Unbelievable beer. Nice fresh grapefruit and oranges with a hint of spice and pine. Ridiculously flavorful and refreshing. Pick this beer up.

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Photo of EltonSean
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dank and citrusy. Notes of apricot, hop bitterness with juicy mangos, stone fruit and pine. Hints of spice and pepper with a nice malt Sweetness on the finish.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

These guys are killing breweries in oregon. Just crushing them. This beer is perfection. Pored from bottle with a date of a week ago huge aromas of citrus and a crystal clear almost macro color with a closer look revealing slight particles suspended could it be hops well hope so. Taste is tropical all the ways dare I say juicy. For a mosaic hopped beer this is what you will want and what you will expect.

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Photo of Archdukecollins
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Clear burnt orange with a finger of white head. Sheets of lacing left throughout.

Aroma: very citrusy. Grapefruit, oranges, orange peel, mangos and pineapple. Hints of pine and grass.

Taste: Hop forward. Excellent citrus bitterness on the front end. Very fresh tasting and juicy. There's big notes of grapefruit, pineapple and ripe mangos. Hint of pine and yeast on the back end.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of PretzelCity
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoretaxi
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of ALSAIL
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of constantine_272
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color with a tight foamy head fed by a heavy carbonation. Crystal clear.

Smells of a creamy pine with a grapefruit citrus. A weak showing on the nose, just not getting much out of it.

The taste on the other Hand is a wonderfully bright lemon and grapefruit citrus with a crisp fresh clean pine finish. This has a wonderful flavor, albeit a little one dimensional.

Good texture, light and slightly creamy. Crush and sharp from the carbonation and the hops and a medium dry finish that is more welcomed as it balanced out the crisp flavor.

Overall, yeah, it's false ad ertising to call this a pale ale. This is definitely more IPA than anything. A pale is more dark malty and dry where this is lighter and crisper. Classification aside, I really did like this brew. Full flavored yet easy to drink and nicely balanced. Pfriem has been hit and miss in my book, but this one is a winner.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.78/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jbagel1
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one hell of a beer. I enjoy most Mosaic beers. This single hop mosaic is awesome. It goes smooth with a nice mossic hop punch. I have yet to have a bad beer from pFriem. This beer has some great flavor with the mosaic hops. Its a awesome beer. I would write more but I'm tired, sorry not sorry.

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Mosaic Pale Ale from pFriem Family Brewers
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