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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mrthekidd (55) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
A conundrum on this one. I think it probably a great beer but Mosaic hips are my nemesis. Love the aroma but the aftertaste I do not love. I think I am in minority here as they are in more and more beers. Like mosaic- you'll love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wavers1 (913) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
One of the best ipas ive had in years, love that it comes unfiltered in a 750 ml, proper. Didnt realize it was a single hop masaic until i read the description here. Had it on tap several times and recently traded for bottles, solid 5 for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (814) - Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with white head and lots of lacing. Nose and taste is lots of pineapple and grapefruit. Great.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
i really loved this ipa. strong notes of lemon and pineapple dominate the flavors. nice hoppy backbone with a hint of pale malt. pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. had out of a bottle at kasers. awesome ipa!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Citrus lemon and delicious. Bottle at home. White head. Bottle from trade. Pineapple and grapefruit happiness

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Tropical fruity nose. Citrus, grapefruit peel almost no bitterness. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle shared at Dark Lord Day 2015 (Munster, IN). Pours a well hazed amber orange color, a bit darker overall with gentle glow onto the edges. Cakey off white head atop is sizable, good retention and stick around as a soapy film laces the glass well. Aromas are lovely and hop driven, fruity and bitter as biting florals and earth cut through jabs of tropical fruit, pithy grapefruit and juice, jabs of grass. Dry bready malts and cleaner malt body donít interfere as jabs of mango and pineapple fruit dance in and out. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firmly bitter as it offers some potent fruity life to cut through. Tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus meet dank bitter hops. A bit weedy, earthy and bready as we move on. Citrus rind oils, earth, as a potent bitter backend steps back up to the plate. Some gentle fruity life, sweetness hit gently in the middle as a firmer bitter finish returns. A nice complex and well suited hop profile here, fresh and punchy hops that are addicting. Nice stuff. While the pour isnít the prettiest, the beer delivers the goods.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 11, 2015
This was a very good beer, it was light and very crisp that had the good hop notes and the malts really coming forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr (451) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at BRC in Houston TX. Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma is floral, citrus. Taste is phenomenal. Slightly hoppy but refreshing. Good balance of malt and hops. I'm very impressed with this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Dark hazy orange body, medium to large off-white head, soapy lacing. Nose is amazing with dank mango, papaya, pineapple, grass, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor is similar, if not just a hair less pungent. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, lively bitterness, juicy, and semi-dry throughout. One of the better IPAs Iíve had recently. The real deal.


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