Hop Gose The Grapefruit | MobCraft Beer

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Hop Gose The GrapefruitHop Gose The Grapefruit

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MobCraft Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aromas of fresh citrus hop and grapefruit with a light wheat body, moderate bitterness, and subtle saltiness. Finishes crisp with tartness derived from Lactobacillus, grapefruit zest and plenty of Cascade Dry Hop.

Added by Ri0 on 06-08-2014

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Reviews by Gotti311:
Photo of Gotti311
2.62/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Noticeable citrus nose which is really nice, no hints of the tartness I was definitely in search of. Touch of the nose carries into the mouth before the salt really takes over. The salt is almost hard to put your finger on. It makes the beer carry really heavy and hang on the palate. Again, no hints of tart of sour whatsoever that this beer desperately needs.

Great idea, terrible execution.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Crowdsourced batch # 9. Bottle # 688.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, citrus fruit, grapefruit juice, and salt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is an interesting hybrid of styles, but it seems to lean more towards the gose side of things to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of joe1510
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber
Discount Liquors - Milwaukee

Hops meet Gose, should be an interesting combination.The initial pour is burnt orange and heavily hazed. Tiny carbonation bubbles crawl up the glass and keep the velvety head intact. The foam is a yellowed white, beautifully creamy, and stubbornly strong. All in all it's a good looking beer.

A dusty, musty, lactic grapefruit quality gets things moving. Wheat adds twang galore. The wheat comes in large doses, or so the sniffer tells me. Both orange and grapefruit peel are soft on the back end. Somehow this all seems to fit as weird as it sounds. It's appetizing. It does smell like a gose/IPA hybrid with a bit of lactic fruitiness and must.

Wheat runs from start to finish and multiplies as it goes adding twang throughout. Grapefruit zest and pith pop up in the middle with an orange accompaniment that pushes through the finish. Lacto is light with a fruity tartness in the middle and a mild mustiness the rest of the way. The swallow brings salt and lightly acidic wheat, the wheat in spades. An interesting beer, enjoyable as well.

The mouthfeel fits this beer well. Huge additions of wheat make for a substantial body that's luxurious in its velvety feel. A bit of tartness and a bit of bitterness both linger long on the palate while the salt adds both dryness and a tingle. Drinkability is high on the chart.

I've never had nor heard of Mobcraft before but this is a good introduction. While it's not mindblowing it is unique, complex, and highly drinkable. I would pick up another of these if I came across more. Worth a try.

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Photo of Florida9
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy, murky, oxidized yellow-brown color. Pours with a visible viscosity, which is odd for the style. Forms a slight head/surface coating, but there really isn't much there. No lacing.

S: Aroma is faint, but there is definitely grapefruit in there. Citrus hops, grapefruit zest, and just a touch of something funky.

T: Considering that this is a goes/IPA hybrid, the taste isn't too bad. There is definitely elements of each: the slightly salty, funky quality of the gose; the hoppy, citrusy quality of the IPA. Lots of grapefruit. Sweeter grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied, but there is a certain slickness to this beer that seems out of place. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness. Tart citrus quality.

O: Really, not a bad beer. Again, this beer has to be taken in context for what it is - that being the fucked up combination of goes and IPA. Certainly not the type of beer I'd drink on a regular basis, but it works.

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Photo of pulphead
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of virinow
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of richkrull
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Carlalwin
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Austin32
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I can safely say this is the best beer I have ever had from MobCraft....but that is not saying much as the bar was pretty low.

This does not suffer from being bad so much as being average. Nothing too special here, look and smell are promising but taste is rather bland but drinkable.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale orange, frothy white foam that leaves a collar around the edges. Lasting patchy skim on the surface. Looks more like a witbier than anything.

Smell is floral, coriander and yeast behind that, smells like a witbier.

Tastes vaguely tart, just barely. Not really bitter. Yeast esters and coriander really take over. Neither IPA or Gose, it comes off as an odd Witbier again. Vaguely fruity but not really any noticeable grapefruit. It tastes a bit bland. Light bodied, drinkable enough but not all that enjoyable. Seemed promising in theory, will pass on this next time.

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Photo of dental
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtk21351
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Brewzma
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Etan
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle.

A: Pours a very cloudy dark orange with a nice off-white head.

S: The Cascade figures most prominently in the aroma, but there's also some nice lemony/tart smells, a little bit of wheat, citrus.

T: Taste brings juicy grapefruit, light lactic acidity, a bit of sweet wheat, tangelo.

M: A tiny bit thicker than light-bodied, creamy carbonation.

O: Sorta off-style for a gose but nevertheless a pretty enjoyable beer from a brewery I don't expect much from.

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Photo of 03fatboy
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 22oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled about 2-3 weeks before this review.

A - Cloudy orange copper color with a 1.5 finger eggshell head. Retention is fair and lacing is very minor.

S - Light grapefruit and citrus zest. Notes of saline and some yeast. Seems like the hops are muted from the real grapefruit puree that was added to this beer.

T - A slight tartness that you would normally find in a ripe grapefruit with a bit of yeast. Ever put salt on a grapefruit and eat it, this is basically the flavor. There is a salty finish.

M - Crisp, salty, and refreshing with a light dryness.

O - This is good, but I was hoping that it would be a bit more intense and sour. If it was sold in 4 packs, I would buy more, but I'm not revisiting a bomber.

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