Skadoosh IX: Mosaic
The Alchemist

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From:
The Alchemist
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
23
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 26, 2018
Added:
Jul 31, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
92
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Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
16oz can, July 2017, poured into a 14oz snifter glass. Enjoyed on 8.17.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a cloudy and hazy golden copper color, nice straw hues with a white head that is fluffy and offers great retention and spots of lace. The aroma is very earthy, pungent mosaic hops that are very grassy, green, weedy and dirty with pale grain and a light fruit character that opens up as it warms. The flavors miss the mark for me, skunky mosaic hops, quite earthy, weedy, grassy, dirty, muddy, with bitter pine and it becomes very herbaceous but more floral and fruity as the beer comes to room temperature with a pale grain backbone that is a bit stale and bitter. The mouthfeel is good, coating medium body that is nice and lively with a crisp and dry finish.

Verdict: An okay IPA from The Alchemist, probably my least favorite IPA of theirs to date. It has none of the qualities that make Focal Banger attractive and is exceedingly green and herbaceous. It improves as it warms up, but still remains unbalanced and out of sync.
Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by pprichar from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by ContentmentDIPA from Vermont

Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can shared by Mike. Thanks man.

Pale yellow body with a half inch of white cap. Aromas of pineapple, bready spice, lemonade. Tangy with light sweetness. Hop forward and light in body. Prickly carbonation. Solid.
Sep 03, 2017
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Rated by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very good but piney and dank.
Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by Bieniek30 from New York

Aug 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by cp45 from New Jersey

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.58 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Aug 24, 2017
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Reviewed by gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can from brewery in Stowe
3 weeks old (my last one)
Hazy golden corn color with foamy white finger of head
Smells of intense tropical fruit and grass
Sweet hoppy flavor with dank/bitter aftertaste
The malt flavor is present, but subdued compared to the hops
Creamy mouthfeel.
Just an intense hop experience in the nose and in the mouth.
Amazingly fresh after a long haul to Pittsburgh after a camping trip.
Alchemist can do no wrong.
Aug 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Aug 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by TangoJuliet from New York

Aug 09, 2017
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Reviewed by PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy bright yellow color with an inch of head. Some lacing. Nose is lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Lime, tangerine, mango, guava, papaya, pineapple and a hint of floral hops. The taste is much like the aroma. Juicy with a good deal of bitterness. Tropical fruits and citrus peel at the end. Dank hop finish. Medium body with a dry mouthfeel. Mild alcohol presence. Worth seeking out while it lasts.
Aug 09, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It pours very bright yellow and hazy with a decent head. The aroma is dank and tropical, with lots of mango and papaya. The flavor is intensely bitter but with a sweet fruity malt backbone. Decent body and very mild carbonation. A true treat!
Aug 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hendry from Vermont

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Samact from Vermont

Aug 05, 2017
Skadoosh IX: Mosaic from The Alchemist
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 28 ratings