Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point
Trillium Brewing Company

Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort PointMosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #6
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
99
Ranked #157
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 5.99%
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
1,270
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
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Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort PointMosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point
Notes: With this distinctively dank Fort Point variant we feature Mosaic in the dry hop. Pouring a faintly cloudy, canary gold, Mosaic Fort Point emits a fragrant nose of herbal-woodsy hop, passion fruit, and zesty meyer lemon. Thirst quenching flavors of juicy mango, peppy citrus, and earthy hop entwine on the palate with the familiar biscuity mouthfeel, medium body, and bone dry finish of our signature pale ale.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Mosaic, Columbus
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Reviews by wehabeertrader:
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4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a perfect example of the good and the bad in the hazy NE IPA trend. The good; it looks wonderful. Big rocky head with some staying power, grapefruit juice color. It's not quite bright enough - a bit murky - nor does the lacing cling so the look isn't perfect. But it's hazy without being a lazy milkshake. Aroma is big on mango and eartiness. Flavor follows with waves of mango, apricot, herbal / marijuana hints ... but this is where the BAD comes in. The flavor finishes flat. Hollow. The mouthfeel ends up watery. Why? Bitterness. The lack of bitterness to balance and brighten is sorely missed. Personally, I could use a bit more of the pine resin from mosaic as well but I don't think it's as crucial as the bitterness. Like a brilliantly prepared meal made with the freshest ingredients that comes to the table under-seasoned.

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Photo of amano_h
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A complex bouquet of tropical fruits immediately attacks the nose with deep undertones of Mosaic-derived candied fruits: hefty doses of passion fruit, papaya, mango, and guava leap out of the glass with each sip, reminding you of Trillium's mastery with the humble hops plant.
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Where the intense mosaic bouquet ascended your olfactory sensation toward the heavens, the Columbus brings you back down to earth; tons of resinous pine, dank grass, onions, adjoined with some of the finer floral and herbal notes produce the back drop to the initial fruity surge. Mild caramel and some light grainy notes from the malt surface as the brew is given time to warm up and breathe.

Juice. If the palatal profile of this beer were a three-part essay, the thesis statement would be tropical/candied fruits with conjectures hypothesizing on the existence of citrus rinds; the crux of the main body would be something akin to low-pulp Tropicana orange juice, with evidence backed up by hints of grapefruit; and this wonderful zythological essay would definitely have a dank, yet somewhat mildly bitter conclusion accentuated by more earthy, grassy notes with hints of herbal plagiarism here and there.

I don't understand how it's possible to express such a complex aromatic/palatal profile without the brew becoming some sort of thick sloppy goop, but this brew is most certainly medium-light bodied. Before you have time to ponder the slight creamy sensation lingering on the tip of your lips, the lively tongue-tickling carbonation and the bone-dry finish reminds you it's time for another sip.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a well made beer and had looked forward to trying it. Despite this, it confirmed that I am not a big fan of the Mosaic hop. I had the same reaction with Tree House Bright which is a good beer but the hops have a flavor that doesn't work for me.

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Photo of keith40
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can purchased at the brewery dated 11/15/17. Hazy orange color and a fruity/hoppy nose. Flavors such as peach, mango, pineapple and a touch of grapefruit come through. A very tasty, smooth and enjoyable beer with very little bitterness on the finish. One of our favorite Trillium offerings.

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Photo of Poorpatz
4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trillium kills everyone's hoppy offerings...hands down. Treehouse and Hill Farmstead are good, but this is the only brewery putting out the most perfect IPAs ever.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
3.65/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice not quite crystal clear golden hue with a two finger white head that faded slowly to leave a thin blanket and light side lacing.

S - Aromas of dank mango and papaya, nice citrus, wet spicy hops. Very earthy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, for a brief moment. Most of the great tropical fruit is surprisingly nonexistant. The citrus is there, mostly as pith, along with some malt sweetness. Lots of earthy, musty, dank hops but no real flavour popping, just earthy dank. The finish is fairly bitter, but again, more orange peel pith than the fruit or oils. Actually quite messy.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, soft mouthfeel.

O - Overall this was a rather messy beer. Wish the tropical fruit on the nose came through on the taste, instead of just generic dankness. Really unfortunate.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of AndrewPalmer
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maudrey
3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of judkinst
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccurrid
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of matthewp
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CTJman
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love regular Fort Point Pale Ale. Like love. So, I was pretty geeked to give this one a whirl, especially as I tend to dig Mosaic. Right out of the bottle, the differences were apparent, this brew far less hazy than regular Fort Point (although it seems like the haze levels have been varying lately. The one I had in Nov. '14 was murky as hell.) That said, it's still a pretty looking brew, a nice light, "signs of ample dry hopping" cloudiness, with nice foam and retention (Trillium brews tend to be great on that account). Nose is lighter and a little less saturated than normal for Trillium (it paled in comparison, for example, to the bottle of Pier I had a few days prior). Some light herbal notes -- cilantro maybe? perhaps a light hint of scallion? -- plus a little bit of sweet, tropical fruit and, as the glass wears on, a touch of pine. Palate is quite spritzy with the carb, and that combines with a pretty crackery malt profile to make this one less well-rounded and full feeling as regular FPPA. It kinda made me think of Ballast Point's Grunion (which I just checked does feature Mosaic hops, so there you go. Self-congratulatory pat-on-back accomplished), except that I think Grunion better features the Mosaic and has a slightly more agreeable malt profile. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice, tasty brew, but it doesn't have that "Wow" factor like Trillium's better offerings. As for me, give me good, old FPPA any day.

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Photo of Mattymystique
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amsage19
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort Point from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1270 ratings