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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Initially Pioneer I: Yellow Rose, later on became a regular.

A SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount of malt) of malt and a new hop released in 2012 called Mosaic (HBC 369). It is a daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14), one of our favorite hops. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine.

Tasting notes: chalk-white head with a very clean malt backbone. The hops impart strong grapefruit, pineapple, and blueberry flavor and aroma. A strong beer that is extremely quaffable.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2163) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Growler thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Cloudy gold pour with a small foamy head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma is interesting and unique. Lots of blueberry with some grapefruit and herbal hops. Tastes moderately bitter. Big blueberry, herbal, and floral hops. Medium body. Surprised this is a single hop Mosaic because it tastes very different than others Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks to Nick. Pours slightly hazy gold with frothy white head, leaving behind foamy lacing. Aroma is really interesting: floral, pineapple and grapefruit juice -- tropical fruits and pleasant sweetness. Nick says "that tastes exactly like cat urine," but I havenít gotten that yet. Moderately sweet, bitterness is very muted -- hops mostly present in the aroma moreso than the bitterness. Palate: medium body, flabby carbonation, goes down almost like water. Overall: the palate is the biggest weakness to this, but I think the aroma / taste is pretty unique and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2297) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Growler: Thanks, Scot! Cloudy, radiant deep yellow body with a soft, thin white collar that groups at the edges. Super dank aroma, just like a dirty as weed nugget. Grass, light tropical notes, mild cat urine notes with a big earthy & oily pine presence. Taste is also quite dank. Lots of dripping resinous notes, hop oils, mild white pepper, some bitter citrus zest, pine needles, grass, & a touch of earthiness. Smooth body, nice dry finish. Pretty good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Surprisingly impressed. Nice bold spicy hop aroma. Lighter colored copper and gold. Average weight and strong carbonation. Full mouthfeel with bitterness balanced with a malt sweetness and peppery sense on the finish. Some citrus notes as well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Deep golden colored pour. Big white head and tons of lacing. Huge aroma of tropical fruit. Taste is citrusy - oranges, mango, a hint of blueberry. Man. But there is a strange aftertaste that isnít pleasant and I canít put my finger on it. Otherwise a decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldschool_Mike (71) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pint at world of beers Houston. Pours a hazy yellow colour. Aroma is big fruity hops. Think tropical fruit. Taste is pretty much the same big tropical fruit notes. All in all a fantastic beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Growler from Lakewod Growler. I really like the hazy appearance of this beer. Smells crisp and clean. Love these mosaic hops. This one has a slight piney bite too. Wonder if there's some simcoe too?? Easy drinker. Great IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours hazy gold with nearly two fingers of white head. Fruity -- citrus and something more exotic. Finishes bittersweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft at Flying Saucer in Ft Worth The IPA poured a cloudy-to clear amber with an off white fluffy head and lacing. The head dissipates slowly. There is a nice aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. The ale had a medium body with average carbonation. The finish was smooth with a mildly bitter aftertaste in the upper mouth. This a nice IPA .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2266) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a lacy head. Nice, expressive nose. In the mouth it is very hop forward. Very nice.


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