Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale
Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale AleHi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale
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From:
Hi-Wire Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,099
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,232
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 9.74%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
121
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2022
Added:
Dec 03, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  37
SCORE
87
Very Good
Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale AleHi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale
Notes: 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.

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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Look - mostly clear copper with a white head and lacing
Smell - grapefruit tangerine slight dank
Taste - about the same as the smell but not nearly as good
Feel - a little flat with a medium body, could be just a bad tap
Overall an ok ipa
Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by SuwanneeJoe from Georgia

Apr 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by ims336 from Virginia

Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by adamstef

Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium orange color with a strong white head. SRM of 10. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of citrus followed by orchard fruit and apple presumably from the Centennial hops. Underlying tropical dankness, but not completely pronounced.

Flavor: Strong flavors upfront of dank grapfefruit followed by a sweet apple and orchardfruit note in the middle. Follows with dank and pine bitterness.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet and dank. (3.50)

Compared to Surly's Axe Man IPA 11/2/21: Pours a similar color. More orchardfruit and apple. Less citrus, grapefruit, dank melon/berry, and pine. Sweeter and less bitter.

Overall: A very dank and west-coast style IPA. The Centennial hop shines here with flavors of apple and orchard fruit. The Mosaic is somewhat muted as other reviewers have mentioned. Finish is with caramel and pine. It somewhat reminds me of Bells' Two Hearted with the Centennial hops. A nice midwest/WC IPA. (Final Rating: 3.63)
Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by jbexphys from Maryland

Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by DrBass from Maryland

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by Keananmichael5 from California

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by haines710 from Delaware

4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty beer. Cool 16 oz can. Not super fresh but great value picked up a 6 pack of 16 oz cans for $10 near Charlotte NC. Great citrus smell. Taste is mix of pine and citrus with malty bitter finish. Enjoying these on a spring night. Starts with a bright citrus taste but finishes dry.
May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
One of my go to local IPA's, in the pint can six pack.
Looks lightly hazy deep gold-orangey, super creamy 3-4 finger head in Hi Wire ipa glass.
Smells slightly juicy, velvety malt undertone, and very good!
Taste follows nose; light caramel malts under the citrus/ piney hoppy top end, and a good finishing quality; lightly bitter and satisfying overall flavors. This can is over 90 days, and I can tell.....I've had fresher cans that had more oomph. still good though.
May 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by jchanley from Illinois

Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 oz turquoise can, dated 2/17/21, into Urban South Willie.

Deep peachy gold with a butter head of 2 fingers, leaving lots of lace as it recedes.

Aroma from the can brings the perfumy pine of regular Hi-Pitch, and the aroma from the glass brings sweet honey caramel malt and some strawberries and tangerines.

Flavor is strawberries, papaya, and tangerine; big presence of honey malt; then pine, orange tic-tac, and grass. Builds bitterly on the palate in the way only a C hop with a long boil could do...and the more it is sipped it turns to perfume on the tongue.

Feel is crisp and semi-juicy; wet, heavily resinous, some moderate alcohol heat, with a dry resinous finish.

Overall, it's nothing I'll return to, but it will satisfy the pine-heads. The Mosaic hop softened the beer a little bit, but it's still Hi-Pitch at its core - so if you're a fan of that beer (I'm not), you'll enjoy this one. Centennial far overshadows the Mosaic here.
Apr 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
L- great golden color
S- a little orange
T- nice finish with almost too much bitterness
F- really nice, full
O- a great beer for a cold winter night
Mar 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by Zanico from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by David19457 from New Jersey

Dec 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a dense off-white head. Great look in my glass. The nose is citrus, primarily tangerine and some grapefruit, and there’s a touch of caramalt sweetness.

The tangerine flavor is the most notable on the taste, and it really comes forward as this warms a bit. The caramalt flavor is subtle and a nice counterpoint to the citrus flavors. The mouthfeel is fairly dry, maybe just a smidge watery.

This is my first beer from these guys, and I’m really enjoying it - a great “fridge IPA,” IMHO.
Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.61 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by Skabiski from Maryland

Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.69 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Aug 25, 2020
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Two words for you.... Very Good.
Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Can dated 5/13:
Pours nicely from the can, with a little haze expected as I watch a solid head build. Lacing is fairly prevalent initially, with thin, compact lines forming a webs on the glass wall. Counter this nice-looking top is a lightly hazed, particle-carrying body. The light brass body with a little have wouldn't be bad, but the visible particulate is a detraction.

Smell is peach, overripe melon, grapefruit juice and rind, and a little honey. There's a little raw hop note that has me wondering if there'll be some hop burn in the taste.

There's a toast and honey-like malt opening to this beer. A little indistinct citrus-like tang is present in my first sips, but it fades a bit by beer end. Even then, there is a citrus tea like not before the hops join the malt flavors. Grapefruit bitterness is the main flavor, with a light herbal note washing aside it in the end.

A fairly balanced, bitter leaning IPA with a decent malt profile. It comes as a bit of of a cross of an ESB and a WC pale ale to me, with a splash of weak juice to throw it out just of line for both.
Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by ObiBeerCanobi from Georgia

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- dank hops on the nose with notes of weed and some herbaceous mosaic notes, undertones of citrus and melon

T- tropical hops up front with notes of mango, guava and citrus peels, the finish gives a hint of bready malt with more tropical hop notes

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- some dank notes coming through to compliment the tropical mosaic notes, good drinkability
Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Jun 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama

Jun 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz ca dated 4/22/2020 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a medium amber color with a slight white head.
S - Smells of citrus fruit.
T - Tastes of oranges with a slight bitterness.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Nice hoppy IPA.
May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by jmc65267 from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really nice beer, thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice taste, it was surprisingly good. The smell was very good it brought the experience full circle. Definitely get again given the opportunity.
Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia

Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by gamblebc from Georgia

Sep 28, 2019
Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale from Hi-Wire Brewing
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