Vicious Mosquito IPA | Sunriver Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sunriver Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
sunriverbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by msubulldog25 on 06-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,902
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
70
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Photo of BenDorigan
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of Djpuetz
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My new favorite at Blackbird Pizza in PDX

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Photo of blevinsaj
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MOTS77
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

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Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nearly transparent golden with a thin layer of white foam that recedes quickly but leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is floral, piney, and citrus. Taste is resinous, like bitter citrus zest. Mouthfeel is creamy, with a mildly bitter finish.

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Photo of LetsgoAs9
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: nice thick head. Good retention and lacing

Smell: Floral hops, skunk, malts

Taste: malty, hoppy, sweet. Very pleasant aftertaste

Overall: very good

Pairs well with green olives

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Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - pours a golden orange yellow with misty haze. Nothing to cloudy, but maybe a light Shenzhen haze on a good day in China.

S - malts and earth. Caramel and deep-rooted orange. Slight vanilla and oak.

T - west coast zest. Rich, fruity hop flavors and sweet malty pine. Hint of bubblegum and resinous mango. Sweet and candied, but also grassy. Balanced by numbing hoppiness.

F - one of the better parts of this brew. Thick and creamy with a vibe far stronger than the ABV suggests.

O - it's a typical west coast IPA in many ways, but feels more robust and rich. Good body and strong, commanding flavors.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkenagy
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dschamp
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from Pearl Street Beverage, Burlington, Vermont.
Dated 05/16/2017.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a sly golden bronzed slight hint of copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at an adequate pace. Lace was concave and somewhat filmy.
The aroma had some sweet peach/apricot smooth cleanliness rolling over some grassy to semi- piney hops. Subtle clean malt base.
The flavor seemed to nicely bring those sweet fruity hops to the malts nicely and stealthily moving into the aftertaste pretty nicely. Some piney-ness coming in slyly.
The mouthfeel was closer to light bodied with an absolutely wonderful sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Crisp bitter piney sort of finish.
Overall, pretty nicely done AIPA, I see a bunch of mixed reviews on this, but not sure what to think other than I think it's pretty well made and would be great with it's respected food.

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Photo of BobbyLong
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrueOregonian
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer canned 6/2 and enjoyed 6 /12
So fresh, so well balanced, resinous, pungent... what a delight. Ipas are best enjoyed fresh and I do think that adds to the rating in this review.
Try this one as fresh as possible and it's hard to beat.

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Photo of CMC73
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
2.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden brew with plenty of white foam. Pleasant aroma of pine with a whiff of honeysuckle. Quite bitter from the first sip. Resiny taste with a hint of malty sweetness. There is just that hint of pleasant flavors. But after that it’s all bitterness.

Actually too bitter to drink more than a few sips of. Too bad as it’s clean and well-made in every other regard. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Platypus in Bend.

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Vicious Mosquito IPA from Sunriver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 70 ratings