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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20261) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Growler courtesy of t0rin0, thanks! Clear pale yellow color, white head. Aroma has tons of fruit. Taste is bitter fruit. Decent stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Keg at the Whip In - Austin. Pours hazy gold with a thick, creamy white head. Clean citrusy hops in the nose, some tangerine, a little pale malt, melon. Light to medium sweet flavour with low bitterness, ripening citrus, more tangerine, a little meringue, dough, melon, peach. Medium bodied with delicate carbonation. Finishes with further juicy citrus character, pale bread, light pine, more peach, grapefruit, tangerine. Great stuff. Really smooth, fresh and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Original Rating (6/16/2013): Pale golden pour with a white head. Floral and grassy hops up front. Cracker malt, hints of tropical fruit, pineapple, and light pine. Sort of dry and bitter on the palate. Lightly fruity with some tropical notes. Grass, flowers, and mild citrus. Some pine flavor and bitterness. Cracker and a hint of bread. 6/4/6/4/15

New Rating (4/6/2015): Bottle @ home, thanks Adam. Hazed bright golden pour with white foam. Juicy lime, grapefruit, slight onion, and some pineapple. A little coconut as well. The flavor is pretty green and intense. Lots of citrus zest and tropical fruit. Nice coconut, some garlic, watermelon, and green onion. Crazy fragrant and dank. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13487) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of citrus, pine, cracker malt, lemon, toast biscuit, orange peel - med body

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2015
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, chalk, lemon zest and light grassiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, grassiness, light grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, weed, herbs, and grass. Flavor of pine, dank, herbal, grapefruit, and florals with a moderately dry, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Capped 750 mL bottle thanks to Secret Santa Summer 2015! Hazy straw yellow, large foamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of mango, pineapple, tangerine, pale malt. The taste is mango, papaya, pineapple, citrus, mild pine and resin, pale malt. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness, well balanced. This is a very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Golden. Hoppy aroma, overripe fruits. Slightly sweetish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11034) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11021) - 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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