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Volume 19: Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale. Brewer “Spike” has an affinity towards rye malt, so this comes a no surprise. Freshly harvested from Hop Breeding Company, LLC in Yakima Valley, the hops used in Side Project 19 “Mosaic” came freshly picked from the fields of Perrault Farms, to our brewery, and into your glass. Known as hop HBC 369 before official naming in 2011, Mosaic is the daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14) and a Nugget-derived male. To get the best of all worlds from this new Humulus lupus, we used 100% Mosaic throughout the brewing process to utilize all the flavor and aroma that this world-class hop has to offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Very nice indeed. Pours a dark amber with red highlights bathe head is very foamy lacing the glass. The aroma is quite hoppy with some grass. The flavor has a nice malt sweetness up front with a good deal of hops at the back. Well done, very crisp and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lupulucid (187) - - JUN 26, 2013
Mosaic Side Project #19: Some malt aroma. Hops aren’t particularly prominent. Malt is a bit more evident. There is subtle complexity that is appealing but overall, I’d like more flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Dark reddish-brownish-amber with a cream colored head. Moderate lacing. Aroma of rye bread, caramel, pine, and biscuit. Taste is rye and slightly sweet malt with a mild bitterness. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear coppery-amber with a short, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted fruits, rye, and pineapple over soft biscuity malts.. juicy and very interesting. The flavor found caramel and biscuity malts at the core with spicy rye, fruit skins, pineapple, and more spice around.. finished spicy and warm, with fresh, tasty hops. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. nice carbonation..great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, thanks homer321! Pours clear reddish amber, small off white head that dissipates quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is caramel, rye, pine, woody. Flavor is about the same, resinous, almost a bit smoky, light sweet, light bitter, bit of spice. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Liking this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Smell of hops and red berries. Red amber colour, tiny beige head. Aroma of IPA with some salmiac flavour. Aromas of hops, rye, red berries, oak, herbs. Bitter. Sharp palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is moderately hoppy with citrusy and resiny notes and a toasted malt base. There’s a nice light earthy rye undertone throughout along with a touch of caramel sweetness. The flavor shows a nice balance between the main components, the rye and hops are both prominent, but neither dominates. I like that it’s on the drier side, it lets the rye shine a bit more than the average attempt. There is a bit of sweetness on the back end, mixing with some lightly bitter hops. Light to medium bodied with fine fizzy carbonation. Nice beer, not among the best of the rye beers, but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Shared from a big brown bottle into a nonic half-pint glass, thanks John! It poured a mostly clear deep reddish amber colour with thick off-white foam, long-lasting with lace. Crisp grainy malt impression with noticeable sharpness and spice from the rye, although almost completely overwhelmed by the extreme hoppiness. Mosaic traits which I’m beginning to recognize: some of that dark Simcoe mystery plus mango and other tropical fruits, lemon peel, green grapes, grapefruit, maybe some melons. Reminded me of a New Belgium Red Hoptober on steroids. Medium-heavy body, low-medium carbonation, full mouthfeel, some sticky residual sweetness, warming alcohol, with lingering bitter, fruity, resiny American hops aftertaste. Like most single hop double IPAs, it was educational which is fun, but just too hops-forward to consider a nice drinkable balance, in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3032) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Nice rye toast malt. Slight plum fruitiness. There’s not a lot of significant hop character, but there is a mild bitterness lingering in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of rye, caramel malt, grassy hops, resin, toasted malt and toasted blueberry. Lighter than medium bodied.

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