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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2442) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 29, 2015
Aroma: Citrus Rind, Mildly Grainy Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Citrus Rind, Bittering Hops, Grainy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Drying, Mildly Bitter

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RobertLiley1 (40) - - APR 26, 2015
Pours a nice golden yellow with a great head. Very skunky aroma of a fruity nature nice subtle bitterness and malty finish. Very pleased with this Texas IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1171) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle, pours yellow, floral, citrus aroma. Taste is pale malt, citrus and a dry bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (493) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft. Light Amber / yellowish pour with medium head. Fruity and floral hop aroma, faint sweetness. Taste is tropical fruit, floral and earthy, moderately bitter, semi sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good beer. Wow.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (543) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
Tap (cask) at Meddlesome Monk in Dallas with commonshawn. Bumped pint glass. Appears more vibrant than expected from a cask pour. Bright yellow/golden with bubbly/frothy head. Aroma is vibrant fruit and hops with strong grapefruit and pineapple. Taste follows suit although with an almost blueberry essence. Hops definitely present with the lingering cloying aftertaste expected from a hop centric ale. Freshness to this one that I really enjoy. Interesting fruity IPA. Worth a try if in Texas.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3985) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Enjoyed at BTBF 2015. Cloudy yellow appearance. Fat hop he knows, sharp hops. A bit catty. Happy flavor, might be Simcoe hops, Catty and resin. Dank!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (744) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle to glass. Thanks BJ! Pours a mostly clear golden yellow with a small amount of sediment. Big foamy off white head. Aroma is a delicious citrusy, fleshy fruit hops. Flavor seems like itís more focused on the malt base, with definite pilsner character. Light in body and easily drinkable. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1301) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours an incandescently deep colored gold with a high, lacy, sticky, mashed-potato white head. Nose is spruce, lemon, ruby-red grapefruit, stone fruit, and turbinado sugar -- amazing. On the tongue, itís a wild, magnificent variety of flavors; pine, apricot, hard cheese, nuts, herbs. One of the most food-like IPAs Iíve ever had, this is substantial and giving. Finish is long and herbal, with more nut and cheese elements. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
The pour is dark golden with an off-white head. The aroma is green and fruity, dominated by mangoey hops, followed by pineapple, earth, grapefruit peel, very subtle funk, mineraly barley, and a floral background. The mouthfeel is crisp, with a medium body and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter, with fruity and floral sweetness rounding it out. Outstanding.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
this is a numeric rating only. i no longer do tasting notes on any beer anymore.


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