2XONE - Mosaic (2014) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2XONE - Mosaic (2014)2XONE - Mosaic (2014)

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The malt and hop pairing will be changed yearly in this seasonal single varietal beer.
2014 - Mosaic hops and Special Pale Malt

Added by Morey on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 654 |  Reviews: 99
Reviews by Apellonious:
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3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

a- Slightly cloudy translucent orange with a one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly.

s - Mild malt, biscuit, touch of citrus.

t - Some tropical fruit, bread, and malt, and a tinge of alcohol heat.

M - Mouthfeel is above average, carbonation is spot on, but trends to the low side. Finishes dry.

O- I can see this being a solid summer time pale ale. At 8%, it is a good candidate for a six pack session split with another.

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Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull light to medium golden with a thinner lacey white head atop.Aromas of sweet onions and mango with a bit of grass,good hop complexity from a single hop,Iam liking the Mosaic variety.The sweet onion is in full effect on the palate along with some grassy tones and tropical fruit,some caramel sugary sweetness is there standing up against the hops all the way.A few others have said this a heavy feeling beer and I tend to agree it's to me an Imperial Pale Ale if there is/was a style like that.A good beer to be had from one of my favorite breweries.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MadScientist
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark golden beer with good clarity and a rocky off-white head. It pours with a finger of foam and has good head retention. A light dusting of sediment at the bootle noted.

S: An herbal and tropical fruit hops aroma with notes of fresh cut grass, pineapple and melon. There is a moderate malt sweetness to the nose and a light alcohol sweetness.

T: A medium-strong hops bitterness with a strong hops flavors of melon, pineapple, fresh herbs that are a bit more like rosemary thanks to the pine-like note along with a hint of earthy and pepper flavors. There is a moderate malt support bring a light sweetness but the balance is firmly bitter. The hops flavor lingers past the off-dry finish.

M: A medium bodied beer with medium-strong carbonation a slight warmth.

O: A great balance of tropical fruit flavors, bitterness and malt sweetness making for an enjoyable IPA.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of lateralundertow
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a Southern Tier branded Pumpking goblet. Pours a slightly copper-orange with a white fluffy 1" head that lingers as it settles and clings to the glass as its consumed.
Immediately get lots of bright hop notes wafting from the glass that are very earthy yet still retaining some nice citrus and pine resin qualities.
The bittering malt used is uniquely present at first sip, very sweet to my palate then fading from sweet to bitter, as the mosaic hops flourish. Beer finishes quite dry and bitter.
Had to look up the abv on this one, surprisingly rang in at 8% and that caught me off guard. Doesnt taste like a higher abv pale ale. The balance of single hop and malt really play well with each other but I would lean toward this being a tad closer to the malty than hoppy.
The first bottle I poured had quite a bit of sediment that collected at the bottom of the glass. 2nd bottle I poured more gingerly and left the last oz or 2 in the bottle, as to not fill my glass with sediment.
Overall the beer was quite enjoyable all things considered. Im a fan of the mosiac hop its a $10 6-pack, 8%abv and very easy on the palate. I say this being not a huge fan of most Southern Tier brews as well. Well executed but has room for definite improvement.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of generallee
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: It has a cloudy pale gold cold color with some visible carbonation leading up to an average just off white head. It’s head slowly fades to wispy thin film layer which makes some light and slick lacing. Smell: The aroma is full orange rind and orange marmalade jelly on sweet bread. Taste / Palate: The flavor is full of all the same orange rind and sweet bready notes I picked up in the aroma. It finishes with nice hop bitterness and it’s palate is right on for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, Born on dating of 1-19-14

Pours near clear, glowing medium amber with a dull orange hue, medium khaki head, stays pretty well and leaves fine ringed and scattered lace.

Mostly malt on the nose. Tasty brew with a moderate hop snap with some pine, lime and lite gin notes shining through. Well done STBC, this is one you can enjoy all night and come back to over and over again.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Nfiorini513
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 1/16/2014 (~1 1/2 months old)

Pours a somewhat light glowing orange color, very clear other than a little bit of some fine sediment. Forms decent layer of white head, not the best retention, head nearly gone halfway through the glass. Some pretty good lacing is left however.

Initially aroma is metallic and missing some of the bigger hop aromas I got smelling from the bottle. As it warms there is a nice hop aroma that comes in, juicy fresh peach, definatly tropical fruit, some tangerine and grapefruit citrus as well with hints of lemon. Very green smelling. A slight hint of booze on the backend. Really no malt detectable.

The taste is much lighter than you would guess when considering the ABV. Similar to other hoppy southern tier beers I've had if not a touch above. Again very green, almost grassy, juicy peach, this nice sweet hopiness, lots of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, some tropical fruits as well. Malt again is really nearly undetectable and absolutely zero alcohol. Finishes a bit on the dry end.

Its hard to believe this is 8.1% on the light side. Very refreshing and crisp. I was a bit confused why they would call this a pale ale, but now I can kind of see why, but this can definatly pass as an IPA as well.

A very well made beer. Don't know many breweries that are making SMASH beers so kudos to ST. This ones a winner. Hope to see different versions of this.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 01/14/14.

Appearance: Pours an unfiltered and bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A ripe and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, apricot, and melon. Earthy and floral hop hints of grass and pine. Sweet malt backing with hints of caramel, grains, and cracker. Also some light hints of pepper. A very juicy tropical aroma. Pretty nice.

Taste: As good as the smell, a very juicy and tropical hop forward taste with lots of citrus. Upfront taste of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, apricot, lemon, pineapple, tangerine, and melon. Earthy and floral hop notes as well. Some grass and spicy pine resin. Slight pepper like taste. Solid malt background with notes of sweet caramel, cracker, and grains. A very good tropical taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish. Alcohol is masked nicely.

Overall: A really impressive new brew here. Has the tropical fruit taste of a good double IPA. One of the best new beers this year so far.

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2XONE - Mosaic (2014) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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