Multiflora | Decadent Ales

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Decadent Ales
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mosaic double IPA. Double dry-hopped. Aromatic, juicy and refreshing.

Added by dar482 on 01-09-2017

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So there are West Coast IPA’s - smooth bitterness, tons of tropical hoppiness... Then we have East Coast IPA’s - lighter on the hops, met by a hella malt backbone... And we can’t forget hazy’s - citrus and tropical fruits, along with yeasty and estery textures... And then there is this: the Trillium/Odd Side effect: juice IPA’s. I’d Buzz Aldrin said, ‘hey partner, let’s get faded!’ I imagine his tang drinking ass would want something like this. Huge orange juice flavors are met by a very pith aftertaste. Now, Raul is still getting used to these ‘juice’ IPA’s, and this one is just ok.

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Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a semi-cloudy golden color with a four finger head into Spiegelau IPA glass.
Good head retention.

Aroma: vanilla, citrus, tropical fruit.

Mouth Feel: very creamy and smooth for the style.

Excellent taste complements the aroma: citrus, pine, tropical fruit, nice balance.

Moderate hoppy finish. Excellent balanced DIPA.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew is a lightly hazy orange-gold ale, from an aluminum can, with a nice white head. The aroma is fruity, malty, complex, spicy, interesting, and wild. Tropical fruit, mixed with spice and alcohol warmth stand out. The mouthfeel is full and luxurious. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of BigMike
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A delicious, very refreshing beer. I really enjoyed every sip of this brew!

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Photo of dafla67
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a big snifter. Looks like it was canned on 03/15/18.

Pours a nice coppery amber with a smallish head and medium carbonation. Smell is booze and straw, reminds me a lot of a barleywine.

Taste is sweet -- super sweet. Honey, flowers, maybe mango of the sweetest variety. I can't decide if it's too sweet, or deliciously sweet. Hops aren't absent, but they're not up front.

Mouthfeel is thickish, flat, sticky. Overall...I like this beer, but if I wanted something bitter or crisp, this isn't it.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very complex DIPA but also very sweet and without enough bitterness to provide balance. The aroma has tropical elements but also a weird funky onion and almost Brettesque aspect to it which while not unpleasant it is very distracting. A nice beer but a hard one to drink.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and dank hops, orange, passion fruit, hints of pineapple an green onion. Flavor is mildly caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, orange, mango, kiwi, light pine, a bit sweet. Finishes with nice mixed fruit and lingering caramel and citrus hops with hints of pine. Nice aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess; good mouth feel. A refreshingly different profile from other East Coast IPAs, with some mild tropical fruit, but not fruit forward. Fine citrus and piney hop profile, which is very much to my taste. I'm often not a fan of Mosaic, but I really dug the hop flavors here, from start to finish. The only negative is it is sweeter than expected, although it does not go over the edge into cloying. A big, sweet, hoppy IPA that is a little different in flavor from anything else I've tasted and quite enjoyable. The mutant bee on the can is very cheery.

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Photo of Riouxs
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mosaic is stamped down with this one. Maybe it needs to warm a bit to let the hop run free in your mouth. At the moment, it's a chilly 35.5 F and just too sweet. The 9.6 % Etoh is well hidden, and the smell is glorious - yet it hits the tongue thick and the sweetness sticks around a bit too long for my taste. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, but I'm not digging it. Nice artwork though on the pint can.

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Photo of Allurex
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwd
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange body with great head and lace. Real strong floral aroma with some spicy citric hop notes as well. Taste follows suit in some manner with a low-key floral spicy hoppiness which is underneath a great tropical and grapefruit sweetness. Medium-bodied beer with a crisp, citric dry finish and is easy to drink with well-hidden ABV.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ichorNet
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hmm... so, the only other beers I've had from these guys have been adjunct-heavy offerings that I don't think really gave me a good idea about what this brewery's really about. Double Tropical Smoothie was alright and I liked Double Toasted Marshmallow way more than I thought I would, but the one on order tonight is a Mosaic-focused DIPA called Multiflora (canned 3/15/18).

Now, for those of you who follow my reviews, I have a storied distaste for Mosaic-focused DIPAs, but I will be giving this the very fairest shake I can give it. Mosaic is a very weird hop that tends to do strange things in bigger pale ale recipes and can either work really well or totally ruin the proceedings depending on how and when it is utilized. Without further ado, let's check this one out...

Pours a deeper-than-expected golden color with a light-amber bent to it. A bit rusty looking with a thick and chunky head that leaves behind some incredibly-consistent tiered lace. Damn, this looks good. A lot of particulate hop matter floating around here too. Not too hazy but also not clear; kinda middle of the road and reminds me of a simpler time of bigger, bronze-bodied DIPAs... hmm...

The nose is... interesting; I feel like this oscillates between wanting to give off a lot of funky green onion/chive/earthy notes vs. a more intense, berry-forward tropical fruit salad with some bubble gum and pine leanings. Yup, must be Mosaic. See, here's my problem with this hop: if you start working crystal malts into your recipe (as this clearly does), you're opening up another potential avenue for Mosaic to go down, and it's not always a good idea. I have had some deeper-colored bigger IPAs that wrangle Mosaic well, such as New Holland's Hoptronix, but this is really all-over-the-place, and it doesn't work well in my opinion.

This is just way too green oniony for my taste; it's like back in the day when Summit hops were a big contributor of this flavor in commercial IPAs and everyone was wondering about what was causing it. The palate is just drenched with this allium flavor that I don't really jive with at all. I can get a little bit of candied citrus, overripe mango and whatnot, but I don't really like the overall profile this has.

The feel is also kind of problematic here. Whereas a lot of bigger IPAs these days hide their alcohol well and don't taste as strong as they apparently are, this one just sits on the tongue in such a way that it distracts from my enjoyment of the beer itself. It's not carbonated the way it should be and it's also not dry enough in the first place... it's like a big, sweet, boozy mess without any semblance of balance. Where the hops should be, I just get the brewery's attempt at being "crazy" with the Mosaic hops. This is a let-down, especially because of the high reviews it's gotten and all the people I've seen drinking it and enjoying it whose tastes I respect. This is not really a good beer, in my opinion. Ah well. Now you know why I have an issue with Mosaic double IPAs.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly foggy orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is okay with a few strands of lacing left behind. Aroma is dank, resin, citrus, and papaya, giving it a sticky, but tropical fruit, citrusy aroma. Flavor profile is resin, dank, and pine followed up by papaya, orange, and mango. It's a pleasant blend of traditionally west and east coast style IPA hops. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a decirnable stickiness to it. It's velvety smooth with a frothy feel. Overall, a nice mix of varying hops to create a DIPA with contrast.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong floral hops, citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, slight earthiness, and pale malt. Fits the style of an American Double/Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong floral hops, slight citrus, resin, citrus hops, alcohol, swwer malt, slight pale malt, and slight earthiness. Overall, great blend and good aroma and body.

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Multiflora from Decadent Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 110 ratings