Mosaic Imperial IPA | Vault Brewing Company

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4.24/5
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Mosaic Imperial IPAMosaic Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vault Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
vaultbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by justintcoons on 03-30-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,652
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
73
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am now CANtinuing yet another brewery horizontal, this time with CANs from Vault B.C. in Yardley, PA. I met these guys fairly early in their existence & reviewed one of their first CANs for The CANQuest (tm). It's good to be coming back to them!

From the CAN: "Drink Fresh, Drink Now".

I beCAN by Crack!ing open the vent & CANmencing a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. An in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention, slowly falling away while leaving decent lacing in its wake. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of blueberry pancakes! Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, a little light for this style. I generally prefer my DIPAs to be more on the bitter side, but I CAN also be somewhat forgiving when it is Mosaic hops that are being utilized. Here, they were clearly on display, bringing their freshly-picked blueberry flavor to bear while allowing the ABV to be dangerously hidden in the mix. Man, a DIPA should NOT be this easy-drinking! It was going down far too easily. Finish was semi-sweet, very much of blueberries, bit not quite aligning with the style.

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Photo of Brushkanna
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopflyer
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/26/18

Orange juice and yellow colored, creamy and thick white head. Hazy and almost opaque.

Orange and pineapple smell. Biscuit and cracker.

Taste has the same, orange and pineapple juice. Somewhat sweet.

Soft feel, lower to medium carbonation. Hits the style really well. Low bitterness.

Even at 2 months old, this is really juicy and soft. Almost no bitterness. And at 8%, the flavors completely mask any heat or booze. Really well done NEIPA.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vault Brewing Co. "Mosaic Imperial IPA"
$4.50/half pint at the brewery on 14 April 2018

Notes: "v 4.1" listed at 8.0% abv. Hazy golden-orange body beneath a full head of fluffy white foam. Very good head retention and even better lacing. It smells of Mosaic hops with bright berry and mango. The flavor brings in a rich, bready malt that's just a touch sweet but the hops are able to hold their own with more citrus and tropical fruit added in and it's nicely balanced. A firm bitterness then anchors it and brings it to a dry finish. It's not a hop bomb but it more than gets the job done. At 8.0% the alcohol never shows. Medium leaning a touch towards medium-full in body and gently crisp. Nicely done.
Review# 6,001

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Photo of stakem
3.36/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can into a snifter appears hazy copper with a creamy off-white cap.

Aroma is very melon-like with pith, pulp and fruit with a touch of buttery grain.

Taste also carries a sort of buttery grain note blending to melon-like hops im not particularly fond of and somewhat grassy/vegetative/yeasty into the finish.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its ok, nice to try something new from a brewery I never heard of but I dont need to buy/drink this again.

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Photo of micropale
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meatyard
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam.

Smell: citrus and earthy tones are picked up by the nose.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, lemon zest, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a real tasty beer that goes down easy despite higher alcohol level.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden orange look to this brew with a larger white head. This has a pineapple and citrus mix on the nose, very inviting and somewhat gentle. Good easy fruity flavor with moderate bitterness and a gentle dank angle. Nicely carbonated and Thinner in feel round out this IPA. Thanks to my bro-in-law Todd for turning me on to these awesome brews. He always has an awesome selection to sample !

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Photo of lobos62
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cdmomo79
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Mosaic Imperial IPA from Vault Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 73 ratings