Double Something Mosaic
Finback Brewery

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From:
Finback Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #86
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,011
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 4.97%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
32
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 23, 2022
Added:
Jun 22, 2019
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  3
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Rated: 4.46 by QuakeAttack from California

May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by smi69 from New York

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by hockeypuck from Maine

Mar 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy pale dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is somewhat dank and has aromas of mango along with notes of herbs and stone fruit.
T: The taste follows the smell but the dankness is a little more subdued and there are additional hints of grapefruit and orange citrus. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the smell and taste of this IPA to be quite complex and interesting for a beer that only uses a single hop variety.

Serving type: can
Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jul 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by untitledeuphoria from New York

May 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts

Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Purchased from my local distributor. 3/31/21 can date.

L: Hazy, opaque amber.

S: Strong citrus fruit.

T: Ripe tropical fruit ( pineapple, orange).

F: Was expecting that LI/ Finback unique,
smooth and lush mouthfeel. Getting
a hoppy bite with some alcohol heat.

O: An outstanding DIPA. Was thrown a
little by the atypical mouthfeel I have
come to expect from Finback. I am
still very impressed. Not as great as
Oscillation but well worth the try!
Apr 21, 2021
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The Something and Double Something single-hop beers from Finback have been overall pretty good to me in the past, so I figured there's probably very little reason to doubt that they can handle their Mosaic well-enough to make something in this vein that doesn't feel like a big mess, which can sometimes happen with bigger Mosaic-centric beers, in my opinion.

The pour of this one is an opaque orange juice color with an inconsistent but decent head of white suds forming a fairly-attractive collar, though it seems like the legs and lacing alike are biased to one side of my glass for whatever reason. The foam builds up quickly to about a finger-and-a-half, but dissipates after a few minutes to leave behind only a half-finger. Pretty nice looking stuff here, as is typical for these guys.

The nose is chock full of wild berries, odd spice, funky dankness, and a hint of grapefruit/pomelo, all topped off with a helping of B-vitamin-ish yeastiness and some esters. Well, this could definitely go either way, honestly. It has a decent amount going on, but it also seems a little too yeasty for its own good as well. There's also a lite grassy/oniony hint once it acclimates to room temperature, so I guess we'll just have to see if the flavor gets any kind of focus/specificity on the palate.

Yeah, it does, but I think it kind of also sacrifices some of the craziness and, with that, a bit of the interest of Mosaic in order to get there. I get a lot more pine and generic citrus (grapefruit rind/tangerine/pomelo) than I was expecting, and almost none of the blueberry/raspberry stuff that can sometimes come out with beers like this. I guess it's a tough balancing act, though, and I respect them for making something actually drinkable instead of just nuts. Dankness in the mid-palate with some stone fruit flavors, musky melon, and earthy spice toward the finish, as the ethanol prickles my tongue.

This is pretty drinkable and enjoyable but I don't think it's particularly excellent or anything, though I acknowledge that I am picky with this type of thing. It doesn't really feels too cohesive despite almost getting there, flavor-wise, and I think a cleaner base would help the unique qualities of the Mosaic pop a bit more, which I realize almost feels a bit heretical to say these days, in the years of haze we're currently going through. Pick it up, but don't expect to be blown away. Now, Double Something Simcoe...? That's a real killer.
Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy medium golden color, ample foamy head. Fantastic hop aroma - loads of citrus, tropical juice, slight dankness. Very flavorful; loads of citrus: orange, pineapple, grapefruit, nice dose of sweet mango. Fairly sweet and creamy, which I would attribute to a lactose addition, which was not acknowledged. Appropriate carbonation. Overall an extremely flavorful and delicious DIPA, would buy again.

9/17/20
16 oz can dated 8/20/20
4.5 rating
Sep 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can. Pours about a 7.9 on the Haze-o-meter™. Big fluffy head at first. It dies off to a dappled layer of thin bubble patches. Shit ton of lacing, though. Aroma jumps out of the can. When the smell just rifles out of the can, you know it's probably going to be pretty decent. Very noticeably Mosaic. Intense notes of melon, mango, weed and greens. Mosaic is a great hop; not my favorite but one of the better ones. So this blast of Mosaic is impressive, but it isn't my favorite shade of hop. But that's being very picky. Flavor is juicy but also quite abrasive. Quite rich; literally started to attract fruit flies. Honey drizzled melon, guava and mango. All of the fruits are collected in a wrapper of pot and herby greens. Alcohol isn't shy. Body is full and the bitterness isn't overly oppressive. It's a big, badass brew. It gets a ton of point s for sheer force of flavor. I also enjoy that it isn't just a creamy-bomb (lol). Doesn't taste or feel like it was mixed with Half n' Half. I find that many of the style are like this. It's surprisingly lean but jacked with aroma and flavor. Impressive but for some reason I'm not in love with it. Maybe focus on Mosaic? Still quite a beer.
Sep 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Justonemore91 from New York

Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit up front. Light floral notes. Juice bomb

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with waves of tropical fruit and citrus. Some light floral and herbal notes. Light bitterness. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A juice bomb DIPA that is low on bitterness and high on drinkability. Mosaic-heavy for sure. Check it out
Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.55 by florisj135 from Virginia

Sep 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Sep 11, 2019
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
CAN
Golden milk; huge passionfruit nose; mango, yellow melon, citrus + peach, with specks of ganga, herb oil, and mint; silky smooth + no burn.

4 4.25 4.5 4.25 4.25

All the deepest, sexiest expressions of Mosaic. Not savoury somehow - proper tropical muck. I don’t know if this is quite up to what their neighbors in Brooklyn at OH are doing with the same hop, but it’s not far off.
Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.69 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Aug 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.96 by npendres from Wisconsin

Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by Mrthetank from Virginia

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 13, 2019
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Crack
Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

Jul 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Strohm from New York

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Drank from a 1 pint (16 fl. oz.) can purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Served in a teku

Cloudy, glowing straw yellow appearance. The nearly opaque body was topped by a small, frothy, bright white crown that quickly fell to a thin collar. Dots of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was a total Mosaic hop bomb. Super dank and weedy. Fresh bud definitely came to mind. Lots of fruity sweetness too. Overripe tropical fruits were apparent. Mango and guava for sure. Bit of tangerine. Hint of pineapple as well. A subtle onion-y character was also detectable.

The flavor profile was also super Mosaic forward and just as spectacular as the nose. Again, potent weed came to mind. Loads of sweet tropical fruitiness on the front end. Overripe mango and guava specifically. The beer was anchored by a stiff but not obtrusive, honey malt backbone. Overripe pineapple came through in the center. Bit of juicy tangerine flesh and pithy tangerine peel on the back end and the finish. More malt sweetness and a hint of bitter citrus rind lingered after the swallow.

Outstanding frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, fairly zippy effervescence that fluffed up beautifully on the palate.

Double Something Mosaic is an intensely dank and tropical fruit forward double IPA and one of the best hoppy beers I have tried in recent memory. Fans of the hop varietal should definitely seek this out.
Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.8 by Larueminati from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by CreightonSM from New York

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 22, 2019
Double Something Mosaic from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 40 ratings