Mosaic Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #231
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,259
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.86%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
14
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Mosaic Double Dry Hopped Fort Point offers everything we've come to love from the aptly-named Pacific Northwest varietal. A blend of pineapple juice, mango gelato, and passion fruit notes are exhibited by one of our most captivating hoppy offerings to date.⁠

MALT: American 2-row Barley, White Wheat, C-15, Dextrine
HOPS: Mosaic, Columbus
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Gajo74
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy golden bronze color. A moderate frothy head displays good retention and yields lacing.

The aroma is outstanding for its pungent and dank herbal notes and plethora of fruit. Notes of tropical fruit, including passion fruit, mango and pineapple, are complimented by citrusy notes of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon. There are also aromas of blueberry, floral hops, pine and grass.

The taste is just as much of a treat as the fruity and herbal tastes align with the aroma, albeit with a firm bitterness and dry palate that is nothing short of crushable. The flavors open with tropical notes of pineapple, mango and passion fruit, neither too juicy nor sweet, rather muted and dry. A citrusy middle palate takes over, evoking pithy notes of grapefruit rind, tangerine, orange and lemon. Throughout, a resiny and herbaceous bitterness adds balancing spice that is piney, peppery and grassy. The malt profile is dry, neutral and cracker like and provides a firm backbone to the hops forward flavors that dominate throughout:

Medium bodied with a nice crisp and prickly mouthfeel. The finish is very dry with a nice spicy hops burn. The carbonation is lively.

Wow! Simply delicious and outstanding! A world class pale ale, one of the best I’ve ever had.

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Photo of Damian
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

Hazy yellow ochre appearance. The translucent body was topped by a fluffy, finger-tall, bright white crown that dropped to a medium collar. Streaks of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was fantastic. Super fruity and bright but also surprisingly delicate. Tropical fruits dominated initially. Passion fruit was definitely the first thing that came to mind. Ripe guava was also noticeable. Bit of fresh cut pineapple too. There was a subtle floral quality as well. With time, the tropical fruits subsided and citrus notes took over. Juicy orange and tangerine specifically. Later, the passion fruit reappeared.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose though perhaps not quite as interesting. Again, tropical fruit notes were quite apparent. Passion fruit and guava came through strongest. There was a noticeable citrus presence too. Orange and tangerine for sure. Some pineapple was noticeable in the center. White grapefruit appeared on the back end and carried into the finish. Bit of lingering rind-like pith and bitterness. Similar to the aroma, as the beer sat the tropical notes subsided and citrus took over.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied and somewhat spritzy at first. A larger bubbled, fairly aggressive effervescence gave the liquid a distinct fluffiness. With time, the carbonation settled and the beer turned smoother and creamier.

Although this Mosaic double dry hopped version of Fort Point Pale Ale lacked the dank cannabis-like notes that I have come to love with this hop varietal, the beer was still impressive. After drinking far too many double, triple and (the occasional) quadruple IPAs, it is always nice to revisit the series that made me love this brewery in the first place.

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Photo of bsoares
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - It pours a light haze. Light still shines through the beer. About a finger of fluffy white head is topped on the beer and it dissipates to a small ring, leaving no lacing.

S - Notes of blueberries, raspberries, and peach. Sweet floral notes as well, but with no dankness.

T- Upfront you can taste berry, peaches, and a touch of sweet pale malts. Finishes mildly bitter.

M - Light to medium body. Creamy for the style but not as creamy as Trillium's IPAs.

O - Very pleasant beer. It is more creamier than most Pale Ales, which makes it distinct, as it has a very pleasant feel on the palette. Not as pungent as Trillium's IPAs but it hits similar aroma notes and taste notes.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours cloudy hazy opaque gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells intense, pungent and fruity with notes of fresh mango gelato, pineapple juice, orange smoothie, passionfruit, peach, almost starfruit, and candied tropical citrus. Tastes more dank and earthy with the fruity notes underlying, some wet pine needles, dank earthy shrubs, subtle blueberry, passionfruit, orange citrus pith, some pineapple, mango, peach, with a hint of biscuity malt. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice Mosaic double dry hopped pale ale.

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Mosaic Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 14 ratings