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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy golden- orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, resin, some grass into a bit of orange and grapefruit, slight lemon as well with a hint of biscuit but pretty hop forward. Taste is a mix of grass, pine, resin, touch of orange into a bit of herbal notes, slight biscuit, bread, finishing bitter, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (431) - Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Aroma of citrus and pine, taste is more wheaty, some citrus, hop bitterness, mild alcohol. A decent beer that is easy to enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4266) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Bottled 8/26, but there is still a nice nose here followed by tropical fruit flavors. Slight malt. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9609) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Apricot colored pour, white head. A bit fruity and sweeter than I usually like my DIPAs. Some dank and tropical fruity hops dancing around. Lively carbonation. Certainly not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Champane Cellars. Mosaic hop orange character comes through in this single hop beer. Modestly aromatic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle at home in CT - picked up at New Beer Distributors. Pours perfectly clear gold, effervescent, with a frothy white head. The aroma holds some citrusy hops, mild piss, lean pale malts. Light-medium sweet flavor with pleasant peach notes, some tangerine, orange, light pine needles, straw, pale bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced on the finish, clean and juicy, with moderate pale malt sweetness, slight oily resins, baked hay, more peach and tangerine. A lovely low octane IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Gold pour with a small head. The aroma’s very dank. Bright grassy hops. Citrus and grassy meadow. Taste is sharp, full of citrus fruits. Clean bitter finish. Nicely aggressive. Medium body, active carbonation.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
Hopped out to where you are bored with all the IPAs out there? This beer is for you. The mosaic is a promise, a promise of aggressive, yet delightful earthy bitterness and aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2014
yum, this was great. actually tasted like candy, bubble gum flavored ipa. good bitterness, very light malts, tasty. laura didn’t hate it. (which means she liked it)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (399) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
The aroma is barnyard. Pours a clear orange/yellow with off white head mostly diminishing, some lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture thin/creamy, the carbonation a little fizzy and the finish abrupt. Overall this one stinks but the others I had weren’t too bad, so the rating is mostly for the others.


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