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Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale | Hi-Wire Brewing

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3.89/5
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106 Ratings
Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale AleHi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A balanced Western North Carolina IPA with bright citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Expect big grapefruit, tangerine and subtle melon flavors from the chorus of Mosaic & Centennial hops to balance out the malt in this dank & drinkable ale.



BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,279
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
106
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
32
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of nrbw23
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillipMuckelvaney
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA - danky smell, clean taste with heavy grapefruit bitterness

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Photo of khargro2
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of z_21
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevepat
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beautiful rich golden yellow. Thin head, although i think washing with the well water hear affects retention, off white.
Smell hits mild melon notes and slightly turned peach/nectarine.
Taste starts sharply bitter, citrus pith. Sweeter fruit notes are just a hint in the background. As the beer breathes a bit the pith recedes to make room for a light crakeriness and increased stone fruit sweetness. Still pretty bitter and crisp, impressions of red grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is solid, a little light for the style but it plays well with the high carbonation and sharp bitterness.
Overall very pleasant bitter ipa. Nice and crisp. Would drink again for sure

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Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with a finger of cream colored head. Stellar head retention, Nice lacing

S: Some citrus, a little grassyness & perfumy hops

T: Follows the, breadyness, a little mango, pineappple & dryness up front. Floral hops, grassyness, light bready notes & orange notes, plus dryness as this warms, a little grapefruit as well. Finishes citrussy, grassy, dry with a little green melon, almost midori notes & a kiss of resiny pine

MF: Medium body understated carbonation, good balance

Drinks super-easy, a nice take on the style

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Photo of tgdavis
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - despite its prolific brewing scene, I don't know if I've ever had something from North Carolina before.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium apricot yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat silken off-white head, which leaves some thick, streaky lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of orange, red grapefruit, and lemon citrus rind, bready and doughy caramel malt, some hard water flintiness, and more leafy, weedy, and dank piney hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, some mixed domestic citrus peel, a further indistinct tropical fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more leafy, herbal, and resinous piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its milquetoast frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with maybe just a soupcon of hop acridity making a few ripples at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the muddled fruity essences showing the most lingering sass.

Overall - this comes across as a rather well-rendered version of the style, nice and hoppy, yet balanced. Easy enough to put back, especially with the extra 1.7 points of the ol' wowee sauce so expertly integrated. Worth checking out.

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Photo of chris826
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rseanchardy
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnealc
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange bown body, one finger smooth head
Rich caramel amber malts, citrusy hops
Biscuit, caramel, candied orange peel, grass. Finishes kinda bitter
Medium body, smooth feel
Rich, malty, and hoppy. a good beer

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markallmon
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JF7211
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrfrancis
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is a great ipa and a killer expression of mosaic. i wasnt even sure it was all mosaic when i was having it because the nose and taste show such a robust and unique side of the hop, different than what i am sure most of us are used to from it. are there multiple hi-pitch ipas that these guys do? there are a few listings here, but the one i had was assuredly mosaic. its got a nice golden glow and a lasting white head from the tap, lots of visible carbonation and an aroma of fresh meyer lemon, sweet pineapple chunks, and candied orange zest, there is a definite oily sweet and rich character from the hops, west coasty even, and with such a radiant freshness its incredible. the flavor is as good as the nose, i thought at first there had to be something southern hemisphere in here too, as i get honeydew and kiwi and white wine, but im pretty sure its all mosaic! crystalline and concentrated, clean and fresh, insanely fruity, and balanced just enough by the malt. great carbonation, enormously high drinkability, mild bitterness at the end. beautiful ipa, nicely dry hopped with mosaic, this really shows this hop in its best form! awesome stuff.

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Photo of Skillet
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 106 ratings