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Hopcraft Mosaic Pale Ale

 (RETIRED)
overall
76
69
style
Formerly brewed at Hopcraft
Style: American Pale Ale
Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
Note: There was only one batch of this beer brewed - the brewery’s second ever brew in June 2013. All subsequent batches of Mosaic have been Mosaic Plus, which is a different beer with a different recipe.

Brewed with the fruity, piney and characterful new Mosaic from the west coast of america.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bammers54 (58) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
On draft at Shakespeares Sheffield, looked very good, light gold, nice fruity aroma, good balance between the malt and hops, however, just missing something, slightly one dimensional

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask @ Port St Beer House, Manchester. Golden with a thin frothy head. Hoppy with some citric fruits evident.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7698) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at Euston Tap, Friday 25th October 2013 Condition wise this is superb, couldn’t look better, sparkling gold with a tiny white rim of bubbles. Initially I detected a little cheese but after a little while the fruit floods through. In the mouth this is tangy sweet orange, clacky furry bitterness. In fact it is also showing a rather lemony touch. Quick dry finish, juicy, this is a really great beer. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 4.0

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
Cask at the Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear light amber with a thin white head and lots of broken lace. The aroma is of malt and citrus fruit. The flavour is weak bitter with a malty,liqourice, zesty, weak grassy hop, but slightly watery palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Cask at Lyric Soho as Mosaic Plus. It pours clear golden yellow with a small white head. The nose is pissy hops, tangerine, sweaty, grapefruit and orange blossom. The taste is pine needles, bold bitterness, resin, grainy, citrus, urine, pepper and floral notes with a dry, very bitter finish. Bitterness keeps on coming! Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Labeled as ’Hopcraft Mosaic Plus’. Pours clear gold with a light, bubbly white head. Lots of pissy hops in the aroma, a bit of grapefruit. Light to medium sweet flavor with mellow earth, some flowers, urine, pine needles, simple pale malt base. Light bodied with soft carbonation; condition could be better. Finishes with tasty oranges and tangerines, light pee, soft dirty pine bitterness. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3993) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Cask at the cock tavern. Straw aroma grassy. Hay yellow colour. Thinnish palate. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Cask air pressure at Euston Tap. Clear pale gold lasting white head. Strong mosaic flavour. Some sweaty sox flavour like Nelson Sauvin. Yes big and aroma flavour hoppy but virtually no bitterness no yeast and malt Decent

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Cask at Craven Arms, Birmingham. Supped prior to Birmingham Beer Bash. Best APA ever? It’s gotta be close. The amount of hops was sickenly good. The flavour of the hops was brilliant. The feeling I has when I was drinked it was brilliant. Chiming. Dong! Dong! Bell.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at Southampton Arms. Light golden, not much head. Aroma and taste are grapefruit, not so much else. Taste has a bit of yeastiness about it too. Alright though.


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