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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Not sure I understand the cult following of this beer. It’s just your run of the mill good Pale/IPA, but anyway... Smell is clean and hoppy and nice. Taste is light bitterness and more hops in the flavor. Fair amount of sweetness. Light carbonation. Very sessionable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (220) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Straight white head, nice lacing. Orange, grapefruit, sweet mango, pineapple, biscuit, bready malt notes. Nice coating of bitterness in the mouth. Super bittersweet. Dry finish. This is really good IPA. I’m a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2033) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit and grain. Taste is sweet malt bitter grapefruit. Very cool play between the sweetness of the malt and the bitter citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit and pine. Cloudy yellow gold with a thin white head. Light lemon grass and tropical fruit. Light bitterness and very easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
such a solid pale ale .. . yellow gold .. medium head, sticky lacing .. . mosiac hops all the way .. . solid mouth, sweet bold finish .. . .
Marijuana’s no joke man. My friend Larry smoke weed once, then 5 years later, BOOM, hit by a train.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3462) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Hay Merchant, Houston tap: Pours golden with a wwhite head. Aroma is a combination of citrus, resin, flowers, and overall very wet. Other people say dank, and I would not disagree. The bitterness hits you well without having the beer lose any of its nice flavorful hop characteristics. Better than the other APA of theirs I had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft. Aroma is hoppy and almost berry. Appearance is a clear gold with a foamy, white top. Taste is a hop dank that starts sweet. Very interesting. Palate is a light hop bitter. Overall, a great beer. Would buy again fo sho. This beer makes me wonder how they can make a beer this good when their ipa is so bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with sweet malt. Medium bodied. Summer fruit and grapefruit linger with sweet malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Can’t believe I forgot to rate this one the past several months. It has become my favorite session IPA in the Houston area and I seek it out intentionally. The single-hopped approach with Mosaic is what this IPA lover has sought in an almost perfect blend. It’s a citrus bomb with a whole lotta dank, and a clean, balanced merging of the malt. All grapefruit and berry to me, with a lot of resin. The closest thing in flavor, to me, is Founders All Day IPA, except that I prefer Yellow Rose for the 6.5%! Damn near perfect for my tastes. What will these folks be doing once they quit their day jobs and go full-time?? I can’t wait to see.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8332) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On draught at Anvil Bar & Refuge. This beer pours a clear bright gold color with a medium fluffy white head that diminishes gradually. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and pine. The finish is mildly bitter with a short herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.


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