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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our new 2013 release features Mosaic hops, a new hop from the Pacific Northwest. They add a burst of citrus notes to the distinctive layers of German, English and other American hops, all from growing regions near the "hop belt" of the 48th Latitude. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1436) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Poured from bottle into a schooner glass, part of the 2013 Fall season mix-pack. It poured a mostly clear orange-ish amber colour, slight chill haze, with short-lived white foam. Great American IPA hoppy notes, presumably coming mainly from the Mosaic: citrusy, grapefruity, juicy fruit gum, pine resin, tomato plant and some classic noble earthy, peppery, flowery aspects too. Solid grainbill underneath: crisp, malty, faint caramel, tasty but nothing too notable which might get in the way of the hops. Light body, strong carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, long-lasting fruity and bittersweet aftertaste. Really tasty, canít believe this came in cheap mix-pack from the grocery store. The Boston Beer Company does a great job of keeping the widely distributed beers from tasting mass-produced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
I might not be the most partial when it comes to rating IPAs, even when it is a Sam Adams, but I was not a big fan of this beer. The pros: very hoppy flavor. The Cons: bad aftertaste, less-than-good taste overall. Again, Iím just not a fan of IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottles. Bright amber color with ivory head. Nice citrusy, spicy hop, pale malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Crisp, spicy , citrusy hop flavors with a solid toasted malt base---very tasty IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bookseeb (116) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Appearance has a golden amber color supporting a fairly thin but steady head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice balanced aroma between the caramel malt and citric floral hops present. Taste is geared more toward the bittering making it obviously an IPA, but leaving an unbalanced after bittering over the malt. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2168) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2013
Dark amber color, clear, minimal white head, spicy and bitte, lot of hoos notes, medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a medium clear copper orange with a decent lasting head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and a tropical note. Flavor matches, with a caramel accented malt backbone to go with it. A very solid IPA. Liked this quite a bit. Well played Sam, well played. Have to give them credit, they can crank out some really nice brews on occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle, 07/22/2013. Pours burnt amber, medium fluffy head, great retention. Aroma is caramel, floral hops with tangerine and cantaloupe, tropical pine spiciness. Taste is softly fruity, grapefruit and herbal grassy bitterness, good toasted caramel backing. Medium body, quite drinkable. Really, tasty and not too bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2013
I must admit that I did not want tobrate this so high but being honest it is an extremely solid ipa. Better than expected the flavors are great the smell and feel very good too excellent. Sam Adams I wish you made more beer luke this a pat on the back is well deserved. Solid safe choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, citrus, and earthy notes. It pours a transparent amber with a two finger off-white head that eventually settles to a thin film. Thereís a good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and light fruit. The finish has moderate grapefruit with just a touch of spice. Itís light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, Iíd say itís in the middle of the pack as far the other hopped versions. I preferred the Zeus and Simcoe versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3935) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 5/10/13

Aroma: The nose has herbal, pine, and citrus hops, caramel, and toasted bread
Appearance: It pours reddish-orange color with a beige head and heavy, coating lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet, with a bit of fruity flavors, a nice malty presence, and a clean hop finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has average carbonation, and a clean, dry finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: This is a really solid IPA for sure. Itís not an absolutely standout, but it absolutely hit my expectations (and then some). Personally, I enjoyed this one more than the previous recipe.

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