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

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 99 | Ratings: 654
Reviews by stewart124:
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4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden in color with a huge white head. Beautiful. Loving the lacing as this goes down.

Nose is subtle. Blueberry, pear and light citrus.

Whoa this is delicious. Smooth with a medium body and just a hint of background bitterness initially and the bitterness grows with the aftertaste. Pleasing fruity esters with some notes of alcohol but at 8.1% it has to be hard to hide.

The blueberry pops from the mosaic hops and there is a nice bready/biscuity character from the malt. Subtle hints if vanilla find there way into the aftertaste with a lingering bitterness that begs for another sip. This might be my first single malt single hop beer and it is a pleasure. I could drink this all night.

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Poured from bottle (2014 vintage) into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger of white colored foam and some particulates seen floating within. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a grainy and bready aroma mixed with some lighter tropical fruit smells of a tangerine, pineapple, and mango nature. Along with these smells are some lighter earthy and pine aromas as well, creating a somewhat subtle, but pleasant aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins a rather crisp bready taste mixed with some sweeter fruit flavors of a tangerine and mango nature. The fruit flavors lose ground throughout the taste drying out the flavor profile more toward the end. With the fading of the sweet, so too comes a crisping of the malt flavors with the bready flavors getting more cracker like in nature. From the start of the flavor there is a nice pine and light citrus hop taste present. The grapefruit citrus loses ground as the taste advances with the pine growing slightly stronger at the citrus’s expense. Along with these hop flavor transitions, a light earthy and grassy hop flavor join the tongue at the end of the taste, leaving a nice somewhat drier, but rather easy drinking and crisply hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. While a slightly higher carbonation may have been just a tad bit better for the crisp nature of the beer, the slightly thicker body did do a nice job of accentuating the hop and light fruit flavors of the brew and made for a very nice drinker.

Overall – I am really impressed by the complex flavor/smell profile that Southertier could get from a single hop and a single malt. This was a nice brew with lots of flavor and a real enjoy to drink.

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2XONE - Mosaic (2014) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 654 ratings