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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Hops climb up twine thatís just loosely tied to the trellis with a half hitch knotó and this Imperial IPA is just loosely tied to tradition. The Mosaic hop imparts surprisingly floral aromas instead of the more expected grapefruit-y notes. On the palate, complex layers of flavors might remind you of guava, mango, stone fruit and lemon, unraveling your idea of what an Imperial IPA should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at troublesís place. Yellow-golden. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, tropical, citric, and slightly oniony. Flavor of juicy fruity hops, with light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (410) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Iím a sucker for Mosaic hops. This bottle was sent to me in a trade, bottled on 11/15 /15. Itís a muted version of its glorious self, Iím sure, so Iíll rate it accordingly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1766) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
375ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Piney and resiny. Thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18011) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Keg at Mikkeller SF. Pours clear deep gold with a frothy white head. Big dank hop nose, with notes of rich cat urine, mango, melon, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with some oily pine, orange, piss, pale bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with more pee and tropical fruits, pale bread, light pine. Solid DIPA. Great mosaic expression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2115) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Lectvay. Slightly cloudy dark orange with decent sized creamy white head, floral/grapefruit aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish taste with mango and guava flavors, full body, medium bitter finish. Very flavorful and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear peachy gold with a light gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of earthy tropical fruit with some grapefruit, a bit of onion and a bit of sweet grains. Flavor has a good amount of earthy tropical fruit supported by onion, sweet grains and a hint of grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at trailer. Clear amber color with ivory foam. Dank, tropical fruit, spicy hop aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice juicy fruit tropical flavors with citrus, spicy hoppage, and dusty pale maltage----tangy sweet ní spicy warming finish___tasty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2393) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Tap at mikkeller bar, san francisco. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma has rich malty notes and fresh hops. Some notes of flowers. Sweet malty body, fruity hops, mango notes, balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2274) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2015
375 ml. Bottle purchased from Trader Joes in Salem OR. $5.49 Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a nice sized bubbly white head. Massive pine and Seville Orange aromas..almost shocking. Earthy caramel malt. Taste similar to aromas..but remarkably balanced..pithy fruit dominate. Great mouth feel smooth for the alcohol strength. A nice mellow smooth DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Flight pour on tap at the brewery tap room (Bend, Or). Pours a nice nearly transparent golden yellow glow, a subtle darker gold orange glow with mellow bubbly cascades. Frothy offwhite head atop with a mellow ringer, subtle filmy layer and frothy mellow layer laces ok. Aromas are bitter and pithy, citric and lively with firmer florals, earth and more tropical gumball, guava. Initial lighter end of the fold, impressive for the style, with firmer florals, citric jabs and tropical wafts clamping down on the palate. A light, well fermented body ends up almost too drinkable. Jabs of Mosaic fruity tropical life, sufficient bitterness and a 10 ABV beer that goes down far too easy. Backend is dry, firmly bitter and light with nice tropical life, Mosaic flavors are there but not overwhelming or dominant. Well integrated and well fermented, this one goes down smooth despite that impressive ABV number. Really nice masterfully made stuff. While the nose lags behind a bit, this beer delivers.

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