Mosaic Crush
Reuben's Brews

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,832
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #14,720
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.44%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
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Reuben's Brews
 
Washington, United States
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Mosaic CrushMosaic Crush
Notes: A Hazy IPA brewed with Mosaic hops
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

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

16oz can served in a nonic glass. PKGD on 03/26/2020.

Look- Hazy golden orange color, solid off-white head with nice retention and lacing. Moderate/light carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Big citrus (orange flesh and lemon/lime), peach/nectarine, mango and papaya, herbal/floral hops.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, juicy orange and stone fruit, tropical fruit, bready malt a hint of berry with a lightly bitter hop back end.

Feel- Medium bodied, slightly sweet but fairly crisp at the same time. Moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O- Nice for a Mosaic single hop brew. I wish the berry notes that Mosaic is known for were more in play but I'm not gonna complain.

Apr 28, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fully cloudy orangey yellow, white surface lacing and a lacy collar. Ah mosaic hops with its lovely pine bitters, the nose is filled with them, melon, papaya, lime, dried mango, and slight bubble gum. Taste is thinner, letting a milder version of the hops, melon, papaya, and lime shine, with everything else fading to barely there. Body is medium-light though hallows out through the sip, lightly hazy, and refreshing.

Apr 17, 2020
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.07/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16oz can (natch), canned on 3/12/20, poured into 14oz teku. Poured a solidly murky medium-orange color with 1/2-inch of white head that had decent retention and lacing.

A huge burst of frooty hops jumped out at the crack of the can. No real malt or grain upon further sniffing.

Same on the tongue; all frooty hops, no malt or yeast.

The body was the typical medium-light of the style, and had medium finish.

Drinkability was fine, but, one-and-done for me.

Overall, a solid, but decent, example of the style.

Apr 15, 2020
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rueben's Brew here has inspired another of my theories: NEIPAs are easier to make if a brewer makes its money making IPAs. What a radical theory ! (Of course, it is not... it only makes sense.) But the theory goes... if I brewer gets the malts right in a popular IPA, then the brewer can substitute some NEIPA hops and get the new style right.

No matter how this is actually done, I'm guessing that it happened here with Reuben's and this Mosaic Crush. It Looks the part of an NEIPA, but not enough foam to last the glass. Smells are entirely above the style's average; a full bouquet of fruit for me. Tastes are even better as the bitter hops barely bother me. This sits fine in my mouth.

As for my superficial brewer's review, Reuben's has one of the best websites I can remember for an eight year old. This husband-wife shop is incredibly prolific and, if Mosaic Crush is an indication, they've got the quality, too. Too many beers, too little time. But, good luck all the same to Reuben's.

Apr 11, 2020
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metter98 from New York

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

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger white head that left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of mango, lime, and stone fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of lime and stone fruit, with the lime standing out a bit more in the finish. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and quite juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England-style IPA has a very nice and juicy mouthfeel along with a strong dose of citrusy and tropical fruit hops.

Serving type: can

Apr 10, 2020
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Pivopijak from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

can into glass
Very little head. Nearly opaque, medium bright golden orange color. Heavy pine needle and orange peel aroma. Tangerine peel flavor, with a lingering citrus peel oil type aftertaste.

Mar 31, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

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

On tap at The Upper Lip.

Hazy light orange with a dense white head with good retention, this looks solid. The nose is super juice. Passionfruit, peach and mild papaya like Mosaic goodness is present. Orange and mandarin round out the nose. The palate opens juicy with passionfruit, peach, honey, mild dough and oat notes. Mango nectar and more nectarine appear on the mid palate. Drying, juicy and quite clean on the finish. Quite excellent.

Mar 20, 2019
Mosaic Crush from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 25 ratings