Vicious Mosquito IPA
Sunriver Brewing Company

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From:
Sunriver Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #853
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,630
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.91%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 07, 2022
Added:
Jun 20, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  18
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Vicious Mosquito IPAVicious Mosquito IPA
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap in Boise ID; serves clear gold with a minor off-white cap of head and no lacing...lots of West Coast impressions of pink grapefruit and floral/pine, as well as a solid malt backbone that lends some significant bready sweetness. Overall very balanced though it can be both hoppy and malty at times. Big enough to remind you it isn't low abv, but not huge either. Medium/lower bitterness.
Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Scrapss from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the can into a standard pint glass.

A: golden hue with a quickly dissolving white head that compacts too quickly. Slightly chill hazed.

S: Tropical notes of underripe stonefruit, light malt backbone presents on second sniff.

T: Bitter. Mosaic? definitely layered with new hops and stiff NW bittering hops. Grapefruit. Refreshing take on style.

M: Super slick on uptake. medium bodied, sprightly carbonation and a nice dry finish. Dry.

O: Have one then switch to water and a few juicy bits of food. Super nice and big, but it can fatigue the palate quickly. It is a solid good 6r when I am in Bend.
Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Washington

3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
L: mid-amber srm 15. A well-defined pure white head long retained.

S: Grapefruit, orange candy. Backed by wet soil and lighted with lemony zest. Deep subdued dank.

T: Strong bitters followed by orange marmalade and then rounds out. Rather sweet like honey on dark bread.

F: The 7abv is more felt than tasted. A thicker ipa through and through shocking the tongue and mouth.

There are better "campfire" ipas out there. Mosquito does not focus on any one element and drinks rather dull. Not bad, but unenthusiastic.
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Aug 27, 2021
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Rated by Stevedore from Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nothing crazy but a nice relaxing drink from a day along the beach.
Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Slightly opaque bright light orange with a lively head that quickly settles to a film, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Grapefruit, orange, sugar-dusted strawberries, conifer sap, freshly baked bread, Cannabis, and raw bread dough
Taste: Conifer sap (pine, fir, and spruce) and citrus fruits hit hard out of the gate and occasionally joined by waves of berries and dank. Raw bread dough comes through in the middle and the citrus/conifer hops regain momentum and lead to the close
Mouthfeel: Full, medium-high carbonation, a little slick, and a medium-strong hop bite along with moderate dryness on the finish
Overall: I dig it. This beer is tasty and a nice, well-made old schoolish WCIPA that gets turns in my beer fridge on and off all year. This was the first beer by these folks that I tried and it’s still a winner in my book, even though Rippin is my favorite of their offerings. Into WCIPA’s? Give this a shot
Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can dated 12/17/20 and served in a pint glass. Bright, golden color, very slight haze. Frothy white head. Classic evergreen aroma. Classic pine sap West coast IPA bitterness, too. Woodsy -- fir and spruce. For 7.0% ABV and 70 IBU the balance is really good. Really clean and drinkable.
Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 07, 2020
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasty
Aug 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by Donkster46 from Washington

Jul 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light golden and clear for the pour, a nice looking ale after a dozen or so hazy/murky offerings. Nose of piney and forest floor earthiness. Not exceptionally bitter, well into the IPA camp. Long and lingering aftertaste. Good carbonation and feel. Midrange ABV which is well in the background. Good as any, better'n some.
Jan 31, 2020
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Rated by PayDay from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of my local faves especially on tap. Just a delightful West Coast IPA with a refeshing balance of bitterness and slight maltiness.
Jan 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A-modestly clear gold, minimal head. Upgraded the rating here because of the particularly sticky lacing and carbonation streams that persisted for a remarkably long time
S-piney and tropical citrus
T-piney and tropical citrus. Above average bitter.
M-Light(+) body, above average carbonation
O-A top-5 WCIPA in my book
Jan 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Six pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on 08/26/19. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy, golden orange color, modest off-white head that slowly dissipates, spotty lacing. Light carbonation streams as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (pithy grapefruit and lemon), resinous pine and dank, pineapple and peach. Spicy white pepper, earthy and floral notes.

Taste- Follows the nose for the most part, bready malts balance it out.

Feel- Medium/light bodied with a crisp dry finish. Moderate bitterness but well balanced, carbonation is on the higher side.

O- A quality old school west coast style IPA. Nothing fancy but very well constructed.
Oct 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by VaporDome from New York

Oct 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Outside seating, we paired this puppy with the fried avocado (!!!!!), this amazing West coast IPA is full on the nose with the citrus, smooth in the mouth with just the right amount of zing, not so much to make your eyes tear up. Loved this one, could do with another.
Sep 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

Aug 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Jschwartz23 from Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a really good IPA. Nothing over the top about this one, but that is what is appealing about it. Definitely a nice choice to consistently have on the shelf at a reasonable price.
Aug 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.84 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i have liked the hoppy stuff from these guys best so far, and this one is sort of an instant classic for me already, a widely available, true to style west coast ipa with a big bitter C type hop profile, very northwestern to me, high alpha, and clean in the fermentation. its simple from a grain standpoint, but thats okay sometimes, just a pale barley type taste to it, a little orange hue but there is no toasted or sweeter grain character here at all, and the body seems just right, roundly medium and dry. the hops give notes of bitter orange and grapefruit, wet pine, and good weed, an oily freshness to them, and then biting bitterness on the back end, robust finish for sure, but without sacrificing the aromatic intensity of a good dry hopping either. there is a more delicate floral honey layer as this warms up a bit, and the carbonation holds well. on the north end of hop intensity and abv for the style, a sturdy beer for sure, but one that i find rather drinkable as well, great balance to it, really fresh, and with a familiar but thoroughly adored hop profile. centennial and ctz types seem obvious, ill drink my share of this one!
Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Jan 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jheimbigner from Washington

Nov 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by BenDorigan from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Vicious Mosquito recently became my go-to IPA, this from someone who beer hops with all the fidelity of Hugh Heffner, so we'll see how long it lasts. It's an IPA that doesn't beat you over the head with fruit. There are some citrusy notes but they are nestled in the background, allowing some more traditional, piney hops to come forward. This IPA is subtle in its bitterness, lingering only slightly. Hop-heads who like hop bitterness to make their tongue curl may not be too excited about this one. But for a tastey, easy to drink IPA, Vicious Mosquito is hard to beat.
Aug 26, 2018
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Rated by Djpuetz from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
My new favorite at Blackbird Pizza in PDX
Aug 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by MOTS77 from Oregon

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by cherche from Washington

May 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Apr 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Mar 17, 2018
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
served in shaker pint glass. Poured a clean, clear bright yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had low retention, and OK lacing.

The aroma had a nice grains base supporting good citrusy hops. The flavor profile was the same, just crisper, cleaner, and better defined. The body was also crisp and clean, with a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, i could see knocking back a few more of these. Overall, a pretty nice take on the style. Nothing ground-breaking, just a well0done take on an established style. Worth trying if you see it.
Feb 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A slightly chill hazed gold, Viscous Mosquito is capped with a thin and tightly together white bubbly head. It recedes into a ring with a small island and has moderate lacing.

Initial implications of mango and melon are eventually met by fast not traces of grapefruit and pine. Even harder to seek out is the sweet but lightly bready malt deep in the background.

Surprisingly, the flavor takes on the grapefruit as the front runner. The mango seems to have retreated, and the melon, pine, and sugary sweetness barely put up a fight to show their presence.

The feel is very light and crisp. It ticks and tocks from candy sweetness in the beginning, to a clean but strong bitterness in the end. Though it tingles just a bit, it still manages to seem slightly under carbonated.

I like this beer. I think it would be a great warm weather, perhaps summer beer while relaxing in a tube floating down the river. In that sense, Viscous Mosquito is wonderful, but wouldn't be my go to IPA. Cheers!
Jan 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2018
Vicious Mosquito IPA from Sunriver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 100 ratings