Mosaic Pale Ale | Rhinegeist Brewery

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Mosaic Pale AleMosaic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Brew33 on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by nlmartin:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Photo of Zonian1
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a perfect pint glass.

Color is cop perish with a wheat hue. Excellent clarity. Sudsy pale white head. 5

Smells nice and fruity with some pineapple and mango. Seems to have a bit of buttered popcorn but maybe I’m crazy. Smells good overall though, just faint, not a bursting aroma. 3.75

I again notice a bit of butteriness, but also pineapple, passionfruit and mango. Segues into something earthier and resinous. Still showing notes of butteriness. Odd or off, I still like the beer. 3.75

Easy-drinker and light enough to be refreshing. Almost no bitterness, light carbonation and again, a bit of a butter feel that coats the mouth a bit. 3.75

Great flavor from the hops, but either from the hops or somewhere in the brew process, I’m getting some Land O’ Lakes.

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Photo of imbuckeye
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XUJOE
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rjp217
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT, 6 FL OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours amber in color with golden highlight and a slight haze to it. It is topped with two inches of creamy, beige head that leaves some decent lacing.

It has a sweet floral smell with some citrus. There is a good aromatic balance between the malt and the hops.

It starts out with sweet bread flavor. Then I get some floral flavor with some citrus and a mildly bitter grapefruit finish.

Medium mouthfeel

Just when I was about to write Rhinegeist off they go an make a decent beer. I was very apprehensive about purchasing this beer, but it was not bad. The bombers of pale ales seem to be their wheelhouse.

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Photo of Enochase04
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Foamy head of pretty generous proportions rides an ever so slightly hazy golden beer.

Nose pops grapefruit and perhaps tangerine with something slightly spicy hitting the nose.

Taste confirms tangerine along with grapefruit but mixes in a touch of pine and exits with a touch of dankness.

Medium to light bodied, dry exit and a bit of spiciness on the tongue.

Excellent beer in every fashion.

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Photo of DrewShalvoy
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good pale ale with lots of grapefruit taste and very good fruit smell. Great head and lacing and good medium body with great carbonation!

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Photo of speedvagen
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moodyxc9
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueShepard19
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin72
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meanmutt
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonis
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinks more like an IPA

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Building on the time honored American Pale Ale, the ale that put America's craft beer on the map, the brewers of Rhinegeist hit the scene with a vibrant, ripe and juicy hop influenced beer that's intent on capturing the tropical and citrus taste that's most coveted about the "mosaic" hop.

Bright in copper and sprite in its carbonated spirit, its cottony and arid head pops to entice the nose with pink grapefruit, blood orange, mango, pineapple and hints of fresh cut grass, herbaceous herb and shaven pine. What's caramel and crusty to start is short lived as the beer's malty influence shies away quickly.

Waning sweetness allows the hops to showcase themselves- projecting with the fructose dripping tang of citrus and tropical taste that dries considerably over the middle palate. What's left is an intensifying bitter taste that sides with herbal sassafras, tea leaf, dried citrus peel, cannabis and grass.

While the hops take command of the finish, it's not without a balancing agent from malt. The beer seems to be what the American pale ale wants to be (the session IPA), but with the reserved bitterness and assertive alcohol the beer straddles the fence of traditional pale and new-wave IPA, and does so brilliantly!

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Mosaic Pale Ale from Rhinegeist Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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