Mosaic Pale Ale
Bike Dog Brewing Company

Mosaic Pale AleMosaic Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #573
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,337
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
43
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Bike Dog Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  11
SCORE
87
Very Good
Mosaic Pale AleMosaic Pale Ale
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JayDubTrub from California

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful orange gold hue, immediate aroma of tropical citrus in the pour and taste seems to exactly match the aroma. The feel is surprisingly thin and carbonation very minimal - one the initial lacing and tiny bit of head from the pour pass the hop/spice come more forward (feels like it quickly 'warms'). Great way to get familiar with mosaic and an overall interesting AND drinkable pale ale...

Apr 16, 2017
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spoony from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bomber (bottled July 27, 2016) to a nonic glass. Reviewed from notes dated August 3, 2016.

A-The beer has a light chill haze, but is otherwise clear and light amber in color. A fat finger of off-white foam hangs around for quite a while and leaves chunks of lace on the glass. Some bubbles are visible in the beer.

S-The aroma is pungent and hoppy for a pale ale. The hops are floral and mostly tropical with suggestions of mango and a honeysuckle sweetness. Light pine notes give a hint of bitter balance to the tropical aromas. Malts are mild with just a hint of caramel and bread.

T-The taste is similar but not identical to the smell. On the palate, the beer has a more woody, pine-forward flavor that I would not have expected. I even get vague earthy onion notes on the finish. Not enough to do away with the otherwise tropical/floral notes, but enough to notice.

M-The body is medium in heft. It feels quite creamy and smooth for the style.

O-I bought this bottle on with no knowledge about the beer and came away pleased. Bike Dog Mosaic isn't the next Heady, but it packs a nice flavor and displays the Mosaic hops well. Would drink it again, but won't go searching for it.

Aug 17, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on: 2/9/16. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of tropical fruit, citrus fruit, citrus juice, and slight dirty berry aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, tropical fruit, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but the hops come through slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Feb 25, 2016
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Rockjocknroll from California

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear golden with a small amount of effervescent carbonation.
S: Tropical and citrus fruit, a slight amount of grass and earth. Very pungent.
T: Subtle hops, a little thin. More citrus (mostly orange and lemon) and very little on the back end. Relatively clean and simple.
M: For how little carbonated the beer is the mouthfeel is very bubbly, especially on the sides of the tongue and back of the mouth. Slightly off-putting. Otherwise thin; ok.
O: Great aroma, nice clean mellow beer (for a West Coaster). I'm excited to try more from this brewery!

Feb 03, 2016
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Ynot2 from California

4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid Mosaic Pale Ale. Very easy to enjoy a couple of these. Nothing is overpowering, but quite a bit going on, citrus, dank, and pine all blend together for a very enjoyable beer.

Jan 15, 2016
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mac31 from California

4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hop bomb, for a pale ale. Danky, piney, funky, tropical hops. I love that. Grapefruit zest, citrus. Resinous w/o being sticky. Mild bitter finish that does not linger. Faint berry fruitiness in the finish.
Malts-pale, muted, subdued sweetness in the nose and palate. Malts have a smidge of breadiness to them. A touch of grains in the finish. Thin bodied. Carbonation is modest. I enjoyed drinking this from a nice fledgling brewery in Sac.

IMO this drinks more like a session IPA than a pale ale. It's a good beer, but doesn't have the drinkability of a pale ale. Still not a problem to knock a few back.

Sep 08, 2015
Mosaic Pale Ale from Bike Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 43 ratings