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Yellow Rose | The Lone Pint Brewery

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The Lone Pint Brewery
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Pioneer Yellow Rose until it was made year-round.

A SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount of malt) of malt and a new hop released in 2012 called Mosaic (HBC 369). It is a daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14), one of our favorite hops. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine.

Tasting notes: chalk-white head with a very clean malt backbone. The hops impart strong grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry flavor and aroma. A strong beer that is extremely quaffable.

Added by champ103 on 04-30-2013

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

certainly one of, if not the single best example of why mosaic is such an awesome hop. it brings the best of that tropical melon fruit character and a citric punch that makes it so sought after by both brewers and beer drinkers alike. to say that its one of the best beers in the world may be a stretch, but its pretty darn awesome, thanks to a homie for sharing this one with me. weird color behind the haze, almost green in the light, super fresh and new and raw. the sediment makes for a creamy and soft feel, not sharp like some ipa can be, and certainly not overrun with malt character. its really light in that regard, even though it does have some body, the grain is just a minimal flavor contributor, but may have some wheat. the hops are immaculately well dosed and fresh, mosaic in all of its glory. a tiny bit vegetal, green again, but citrus and tropical fruit rain on this one, lingering long after the swallow. neat yeast to it as well, uncommon for sure. i like a yeasty ipa, especially one as delicate feeling as this one. absolutely awesome to get to drink this one with some good friends, worth trading for, for all of you gotta try it types out there.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully sculpted from the mosaic hop and from a short malt underpinning, the masterful brewers at The Lone Pint get the most out of the hops with copious amounts of the lupulin-filled cones and a bright and fruity ester boquet for a taste that falls between that of creamsickle and IPA.

Lightly golden and firmly hazed, the beer's frothy white lather rests just underneath an aromatic matrix that redolent of pineapple and mango, with mouthwatering proportions. Its follow up of citrus, herb and berry gives a tangy scent going into the first taste of supple sweetness. Bready and sweet like angel-food cake, its early taste is succulent and succinct.

Drying softly on the middle palate, the hops begin to dominate more so- pink grapefruit, lemon and gooseberry join the tropical flavors and garner comparisons to sherbet, fruit punch and radiant citrus juices. As the sweetness dissolves, its breadiness remains and supports the malt with a creamy honeycomb of taste and texture. Smoothly bitter to finish, an earthy aura wafts over the session with fresh grass clippings, chive and hints of cannabis oil.

Medium-bodied but still crisp, clean and refreshing- the beer's ripe and tantalizing fruit impressions seems to retain a fructose simplicity that keeps the ale registering fuller than usual. Creamy and dry, the alcohol assists the drying texture while a tart gin and white wine character soon trails. Overall, it's a seriously tropical fruit-filled taste.

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Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color and a nice cap that leaves plenty of splashy lace

Smell: A fruit basket aroma, with melon, pineapple, berry, grapefruit and a powdered sugar coating

Taste: Just a touch of caramel malt, up front, and then the bright fruit flavors take over, bringing the basket of flavors detected in the aroma; the bitterness never builds to excess and the finish is somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A quaffable IPA - love the bright fruit tones but would like to see just a touch more bitterness and slightly less sweetness in the finish; still quite good

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Photo of kojevergas
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and green unbranded pry-off cap bought in Austin, TX and served cold into a pilsner glass. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label.

Expectations are high; this is #125 in the Top 250 and #6 in the Southwest region. 6.8% ABV. OG: 1.063. FG: 1.012. 62 IBUs.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Two fingers wide. Off-white colour. Nice frothiness, thickness, and creaminess, with a good even soft-looking consistency. There's a sheen to the complexion. Retention is good - about 9 minutes. A light uneven layer of lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Surprisingly hazy, and clearly unfiltered. It's a pale copper with orange hues. Vibrance is average. A bit of yeasty sediment is visible towards the bottom of the glass.

Appears aptly carbonated. It's a good looking unfiltered IPA, and seems more alive than most offerings in the style. But it's not a unique appearance.

AROMA: Blueberry, subtle pineapple, zesty citrus (especially on the back end), clean pale malt, clean fresh barley, and mild touches of mango and tangerine. I usually despise pineapple in beer (especially IPAs), but this is handled subtly enough (at least in the aroma), that it doesn't bother me. The blueberry note is an unexpected treat, and has me salivating. It's dank and resinous, with a fragrant and above all else pleasant aromatic expression.

Mild in strength overall. No yeast, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Blueberry is there, but gets tangled up in a weird tropical pineapple bitterness & overripe zest that I don't like. Pineapple in beer always makes the taste more boozy, and this is no exception - even at its scant 6.80% I can detect the alcohol. The subtle herbal and resinous hop aromatics don't manifest in the flavour profile, to its detriment. I'm not finding the grapefruit promised by the label, but I do get an indistinct citrusy character - from the tangerine? There's a hint of lime in the third act, which is odd here. Some fairly insipid peach. A kiss of pith.

The pale malt foundation is lovely, lending it a clean crisp taste that tames the hops. Still, it ventures too far onto the bitter side, leaving it imbalanced. I really crave more of the blueberry, but it's ultimately quite reticent, and frankly more prominent in the aroma than in the taste. Too bad. Honey and bready malts fill out the body.

With only one hop utilized, it's unsurprising that this is a bit lacking in terms of intricacy; it's far from one-note, but it's not the complex multidimensional brew that you hope for. I'd like some resins, hop oils...maybe even some pine.

Nice depth of flavour. Average flavour duration and intensity.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, aptly medium-bodied, and aptly thick. It does suffer from overcarbonation, lending it unwelcome sharpness. Could be softer and more approachable; Overall well executed. This texture doesn't elevate the beer, but it complements the taste nicely enough.

Overall presence on the palate is nice.

OVERALL: Boozier than it should be, restricting drinkability. But it's downable and I quite enjoy it. Why has it earned the acclaim it has? The taste doesn't live up to the aroma. At its high price, I wouldn't buy it again unless a trade partner really wanted it. Chalk it up to my personal disdain for pineapple in beer, but I don't consider this world-class by any means. The blueberry does make it unique - and that note is impressively subtle, but at the same time it's too closed-off. Worth trying, but don't expect an amazing brew. I love the blueberry, but hate the pineapple. Think about it - is blueberry mixed with pineapple really all that appealing just in general?

This is easily Texas' best IPA. But does that say that much?

Low B

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02.12.15:
I revisited this in a second bottle (and, in all honesty, not a particularly fresh one), and I have to say I initially was incorrect. This is better than I first noticed; the creamy soft feel coupled with the unique yet subtle berry character is nothing short of fantastic. It tastes like a gestalt whole, and I find it obscenely drinkable. There's a rare marriage of texture to taste, and it sets this beer apart from most other IPAs.

As an aside (and at heavy risk of coming off pretentious): there are Japanese tourists in Europe who spend their whole trips gazing through the viewfinders of their cameras. The joke is that they never see the places they're in because they're too focused on capturing the experience of seeing them (ostensibly, I believe, so they can later show their friends and family the concomitant images). In the case of this beer specifically, I too may have been too busy looking through my viewfinder.

On a personal note, my generous thanks to friends Collins and Dennis for calling me on my bullshit. What a great brew. I find myself inhaling my glass. The BGCP might refer to intangibles. In this case, I must make mention of the ineffable.

High B+

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Photo of nathanmiller
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've gotten to a point where I walk into a bar that has Yellow Rose and 50 other taps and ask for the Yellow Rose before even looking to see what else is available. After having YR for the first time, I started seeking out other Mosaic beers and while I think there are many that are quite delicious, at best I've found things that are "95% of yellow rose."

A: Color is pale yellow. Clear. Good lacing.

S: The nose has a lot of tropical fruit and a sweetness that the Mosaic brings.

T: The taste is phenomenal. There's grapefruit. A hint of pineapple, but not too much to make it cloying. It's really best described as "pure mosaic" since that's what it is. This takes the essence of a pretty awesome hop and distills it into a sessionable, delicious drink.

M: Crisp, a little sweet. Not as dry as could be expected considering the format. Quite good.

O: What I said above is true. Yellow Rose is my session beer, it's my "perusing the rest of the menu" beer, and it's the beer I want most when I go out. If Lone Pint ever bottles, it'll be my fridge beer as well.

Update: After being away from Yellow Rose for a full month now, I've had growlers shipped to me and can again drink it. No matter how much ticking I do, searching for that perfect beer, I keep coming back to YR. If this isn't my ideal beer, then I doubt I'll ever find it. If any beer can be rated a 5/5, then for me, this is it.

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Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy bubbly head, little fluffy 1 finger, fades semi quickly light lacing, murky pale yellow pear color.

Nose nice dank tropical fruit, mild resin, mango papaya, big time pineapple and mango, great tropical and some citrus, juicy fruit, little tangerine, orange, faint malt. Little earthy resin grassy thing late.

Taste starts with a mild creamy malt, little chewy lush malt profile. Then hops, nice tropical again, papaya mango, pineapple, nice juicy papaya mango, little guava, dank resin notes, little citrus creamy orange tangerine, grapefruit pith, touch of rind bitterness. Little earthy grassy almost spicy piney hop way in the back. Finish brings tons of orange cream tangerine and grapefruit pith, little rind and just a touch spicy earthy, mild bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, nice creamy lush oat or wheat like fluffy feel, nice carb fluffed in there.

Overall this surprised me, much better than I expected, great tropical and citrus, very little of the earthy grassy part.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 05/19/15 notes. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of off white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Floral hops, pine hops, grapefruit, resin, yeast, bready malts, and earthy notes. Medium body and high carbonation.

Overall very good; almost reminds me of a Belgian style beer due to the yeast. Lots of grapefruit and floral hops, worth checking out.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - A little hazy. Orange. Medium white head. Good retention.

Smell - Tropical fruit. Citrus. Kinda floral. Light maltiness.

Taste - Delicate hop flavor. Orange. Some lemon. Tastes like pilsner malt. Very light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little creamy. Soft carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - This is excellent, but not going to excite the hop heads out there. Very well crafted.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Trying the Yellow Rose at Mojos Sports Bar and Grill in Hobble, TX. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving an incredible lace. The scent and taste are what you'd expect from Mosaic hops. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of Duff27
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Bone white head, great retention and sticky lacing. Body is a light golden.

S- Aromas of melons, cantaloupes.

T- Follows the aroma. Short burst of floral flavor. Very easy drinking, although bitter on the tail end.

M- Carbonation sweeps away leaving a clean palate. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- May be one for drinkers newer to the style. Highly enjoyable. Thanks kojevergas!

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Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA. Best I've had this year. Was on beer safari in Houston, and was told that I should grab a Yellow Rose before I headed out of town. Had some free time so I drove out to Magnolia and had a fresh pint. Learned it was a SMASH brew using whole cone Mosaic and toped with heavy dry hopping as well. Went great with the Pilsner malt. Beautiful pour and laced down the glass top to bottom. Best mosaic taste I've had yet. Smooth easy sipper. So simple and so amazing.

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Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Cherryadam (Andy) for the chance to try this IPA.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive as well, as I pick up considerable orange citrus and tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and while delicious, the beer struck me as just a bit sweeter/maltier than I would prefer. Still delicious, but a bit more bitterness and a drier finish would make this beer even better (IMHO). The beer seemed to be medium bodied for an IPA, with a fairly long, lightly sweet and bitter finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and was barely noticeable in this beer.

Very nice IPA. Would love to be able to try this on a regular basis.

Thanks Andy!

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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hi Hat. Aroma brings back memories of Germany. Right on the money with bananas and bubblegum. Body, taste all on target. I get the high ratings. Finally, a true American weizen.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Lnashsig for the growler.
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are both dominated by hops. I get some wonderful grapefruit notes as well as a hint of pine. There is also some biscuit malt notes that keep the bitterness from being too high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice pale ale.

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Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a fat one finger head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of big tropical notes, pineapple and mango with nice papaya. Good grapefruit, oranges, nice lightly spicy earthy pine on the finish too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of tropical fruits, tons of pineapple and mango, earthy spicy notes that fade over time. The oranges are great, creamy with very faint bitterness. Really good tropical notes that typically aren't found in most mosaic based ipas. Woah.

M - Mouthfeel is really nicely carbonated, creamy, fluffy.

O - Overall this beer was really nice. Loads of tropical notes, tons of pineapple. Doesn't have the usual crazy pine first notes mosaic tends to have. A delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran today, thanks man.

This one pours a lightly hazy honey yellow, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like pineapple, grapefruit, honey, biscuit malt, and lemon rind. Smells great.

Simplicity is sometimes the best with beers. This is drinking wonderfully hoppy honey. It's got orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry- it's a Mosaic showcase, and I love it. I don't usually love Mosaic single hopped beers, but this definitely rings my bell. There's just a light smattering of malt, honey and biscuity.

This is medium bodied, super crisp and light, with no hint of alcohol at all.

This is one of the best IPAs on the market. Holy shit, it's good.

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Photo of dar482
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer offers sweet grapefruit, hints of tropical and pineapple, a light bready malt in the middle and a medium bitterness on the back end of pine and herbaceous.

A well balanced IPA from Texas, although not quite as exciting as I would expect.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Nice to check off a desired beer. This was very tasty. Mosaic in a way I have never sen before. They tamed this hop but brought out it's best parts. I tasty, tamed dog. Just spicy enough. Very multidimensional. I enjoyed it's nuances.

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Photo of barczar
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is wheaty, grainy, and very grapefruit forward.

Flavor is huge grapefruit pith, with a touch of citrus sour, and a bitter, moderately harsh finish.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good little ipa here. Clean tropical flavors, papaya, mango and some orange jest. Getting an almost pilsner aftertaste. Finishes semi dry Not the most flavorful ipa out there, but it's extremely well balanced.

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Photo of markgugs
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

25oz bottle poured into a tall-stemmed Hill Farmstead tulip

L: Now this is what I want my IPAs to look like, the color of honey & tangerines, with a ginormous white head and lots and lots of sticky lacing. I'll assume this is unfiltered because it's murky as hell, can't wait to dive in.

S: Bright, juicy pineapple, hint of honey sweetness, not a huge nose but very clean.

T: Yahtzee! Sweet stone fruit balanced impeccably by toasted grains and bitter grapefruit hops. The transition from sweet to bitter is so well-executed, and the finish lingers 'til *smack* it's gone.

M: Just damned near perfect. Slightly heavier body in the form of a nice syrupy texture until an avalanche of tight carbonation clears the path for the hops to crush your tongue.

O: Frickin' great, end of story. Normally hate hoppy beer in bomber format, but I could drink gallons of this stuff. Top notch, well worth its world-class rating. Get you some.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA, but single hop mosiac hoppy beers are just not my thing. Mild bitterness. Pretty drinkable IPA that has a nice mouthfeel. I also feel that the hype train might have some influence here on scores.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh growler. Poured into a snifter glass 1/24/2015.

A- Hazy darker orange body, one finger white head with nice retention, thin-medium collar, nice lacing overall.

S- Clean caramel, grapefruit, oranges, tropical fruit. Not very much graininess in the nose. Smells quite juicy, but with a solid malt backbone.

F- Grainy sweet caramel and toffee from the pale malt, tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus. Much more of a balanced IPA than it smells like. The sweet malt backbone complements the hop flavours well, making for a nice sweet juiciness that finishes off with a reasonably bitter pine kick. Very nice.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, dry and resinous with a pine-citrus combination bitter kick at the end. Nice bitterness overall that punches at its weight.

O- Very nice IPA, very tasty and balanced. The mosaic brings its nice juiciness but with a nice balance from the bittering hops and the sweet pale malt. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange-gold with a hazy, tight, 1/8th inch bright white head embedded with pinpricks. Nose expresses light citrus, floral notes and chamomile. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a spicy quality most likely attributable to the mosaic. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, a decent beer with a nice complexity which seems more consistent with a farmhouse than an IPA in my opinion.

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