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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In April 2013 we inked a deal with ArtPrize that made us the official brewery of the competition for the next five years. The premier leadership sponsorship deal included offering our beer at all official ArtPrize events, signage, promotion, merchandise, specialized glassware and other items. It also included permission for us to use the ArtPrize identity marks (logo and graphics) on any co-packaged items, including beer. We plan to release a new beer for each year of our five-year partnership with ArtPrize under the name “Artist Series”. This is year two. Last year’s release was Inspired Artist Black IPA. “Making a unique beer in honor of ArtPrize has become a fun challenge for our brewers,” said Dave Engbers, our co-founder and vice president of brand and education. “This year’s release just fell into place. Ninkasi—a stained glass ArtPrize submission that showed in our taproom last year—became a permanent part of our taproom when we purchased it last year. We knew right away that it would make a perfect label for Mosaic Promise, a beautifully simple beer that we had been experimenting with for some time.” Mosaic Promise showcases a single malt—Golden Promise—and a single hop—Mosaic. The traditional barley’s depth of flavor and the versatility of the hops’ bittering, flavor and aroma characteristics are the strong pillars that comprise the structure of this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there’s also beauty in simplicity. Proceeds from the sale of Mosaic Promise will support the future programming of the ArtPrize organization. ArtPrize is an international art competition, open to any artist and decided by public vote. Its mission is to promote critical dialogue and collaboration through new, creative ideas among a large and diverse population of people. As an innovator in redefining what beer can be, we believe that experimentation is central to the human experience—whether one experiments with grains and hops or colored glass and light—and that sharing one’s creation with the public is a brave act worth celebrating.

2014 vintage: 5.5% abv


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Growler from JC’s. Nose orange/tangerine peel with some grapefruit, big paper, and some really dank sweaty armpit - about as nice as Mosaic/Simcoe can get! Lovely dry/attenuated character to match the papery hops, end with a just slightly sweeter-than-normal finish, which I attribute to the GP. Ultra-clear brilliant golden with avg carbonation and a short, soapy, bright white head. Taste is strongly bitter [though acclimatization is quick] with a nice grainy-bready malt that stands up in the finish after supplying a nice backbone in the middle. Very light pine, leans much more tropical. Clean, smooth, and lager-crisp full body, really juicy and refreshing [but not oily], semi-quenching but really gets the salivary glands going, could drink a lot of this, and quickly! I’d say the alcohol shows too much -- drinks more like a 7% beer with a bit of heat -- but that’s an easy flaw to forgive. Tremendous hop juice and a good example of how single malt grists can bring out a lot of complementary character; doubtless one of my favorites of the year. [2015.07.28: 4.3]

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2380) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2015
beautiful hop frarance. nice flowery fruity and pine flavor slightly sweet and chalky with a finish just a bit dry. grapefruit pith. fuller mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (178) - - JUL 13, 2015
Served on tap at Founders. Clear golden color with a light white head. Hops and grapefruit aroma. Pine hops grapefruit flavor. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 10, 2015
Pours a nearly clear light orange color. Aroma and taste are citrus and a nice malty back.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, mosaic, and toast. Taste of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4601) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Lilly and dandelion nose. Cloudy amber, thin head. Lillies. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Refreshing, light and crisp, probably should be classed as a session IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap. Hazy light yellow golden pour with a thin white head. Citrus, pine, grapefruit. Nice carbonation. Medium to light body with nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Really nice IPA

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2921) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours deeper straw golden with a white head, no lacing at all. Aroma and flavor showcase the divine mosaic hop with grassy and sweet balanced flavors, a bit of lime citrus as well, on a smooth body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with no head. Aroma is grapefruit rind flavor follows. Clean. Sry. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint for the Founders/Fremont SAVOR event. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, light pine and grassy notes. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, grassy notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice.


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