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Brewed by Arbor
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dusty hoppy, peachy and grapefruity.smooth fruity, mango and peachy. Bitter and libgering fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap, 24/07/13. Clear golden with a minimalistic head. Nose is juicy hops, light pine, bitter orange, grass. Taste comprises juicy hops, grapefruit, orange pith, pine resin, light mineral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness present. Really nice cask IPA ... Mmmmmmosaic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
11th July 2013
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Could smell the fruits on this as soon as the gravicask tap was released. Palate is slightly soft and very slightly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Fresh skunk which fades quickly. Big juicy passion fruit with tropical fruits underneath. Touch of hop spice and a little lemon in the semi dry finish. Fab! An easy choice for beer of the festival.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Keg in The Draft House, Goodge Street. Colour is rustic amber, white medium foam head. Nose is big tropical fruit hop, pineapple, tangerine citrous, little bit of muskiness. Taste is different. Earthy, stale sweaty, musky, husky, minerally, stoney with some tropical fruits. Curious fusty sweaty taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Beer was listed as íArbor Mosaic IPA 5.9%í, which seems like a fairly large difference from the 6.8% listed for this entry. If somebody can confirm these two examples are the same beer, please let me know. Anyway, it pours clear gold with a creamy white cap. Lovely pissy hop nose with delicate citrus accents. Medium sweet flavor with loads of fresh urine - perhaps a manís, perhaps a catís - with a bit of tangerine and balancing pale malt sweetness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light hoppy resins to finish with tons more pee, faint lemon, hints of grass, tangerine, touches of alcohol. Mostly, though, itís just glorious piss.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbgg (33) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Dark golden with herbal and spicy aroma. Pine, mango, citrus and tropical fruits in the flavour over a solid, sweetish malt base, dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Guest92330 (16) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Cask at the Old Fountain. Piney, spicy aroma. Noses like a standard hoppy ipa of this sort of strength. Somewhere between golden and amber, slightly viscous More spicy, piney hops in the mouth and an indescribable ísomethingí thatís not pleasant to my palate. Modest carbonation, malt comes through later and clashes with the herbal stuff going on. Not easy to drink and lacking in the citrussy, refreshing character you get with some hop bombs.. Iím generally a fan of big IPAs, but just canít get on with the Mosaic hop at all. Too herbal and doesnít work with the malt and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Excellent. Best Arbor so far. Citrussy, gently spicy nose with grapefruit, mango, papaya. Flavour follows - lemonadey notes with cardamom, orange zest, lime juice and pine needles. Finishes dry, and achingly, thirst-quenchingly moreish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 26/06/2013. Copper in colour with a slight, off-white head. Massive, herbal aroma with some passion fruit and a hint of berries. Flavour had a solid, almost bready malt base, more tropical fruits and greenery, a hint of toast and dry finish. Brutal stuff, but in a good way.


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