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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Volume 19: Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale. Brewer ďSpikeĒ 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 ďMosaicĒ 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1011) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Deep cooper color, bordering on light brown, and the head was a bit small, being one to two fingers thick. The smell was an aromatic mix of earthy and citric smells with whiff of resinousness. The smell reminded most of ripening mangoes on beds of straw, and transported me back to summers in Mumbai. The taste was very disappointing after that inviting burst of smells. For some reason, there was too little hop flavor, bitter or otherwise, left in the taste. There was a touch of citrus, and a hint of pine,but otherwise the taste was very dull compared to the smell. There was some toasted rye flavors coming through, but I was hoping for a Mosaic hop showcase here, and I didnít get one. The mouthfeel was soft, and medium thick, and the finish was smooth, and clean. I was hoping for more. Edit: I tried another bomber again, and this one seems better than what I remember the beer to be. There is a lot more tropical fruit in the flavor, and the hops donít appear quite as subdued as before. There is also an excellent spicy note characteristic of rye. I am going to up the scores accordingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2381) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours Amber, off white head thatís leaves a thin lacing coat. Slight rye, catty, flowery. Well balanced. This is pretty damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysonf7 (18) - - FEB 4, 2016
12 oz can. Pours a clear amber with a nice creamy head. Mild hop aroma. Tastes fairly sweet, almost like a sweet tea flavoring from the rye. The Mosaic hops aren't as forward as I would have wished. Descent beer. Might go well with a good southern meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (241) - - JAN 25, 2016
Amanda bought me a six pack at earth fare. First time rating it Iím not picking up the hoops so my smell must be of f. Iíll rate it again when I can smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4294) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear, ruby red color with a beige head of foam. Strong retention. The aroma has dry, papery pine needles. Some cat piss type character as well. The taste is predominantly bitter, but there is an underlying sweetness there as well. Medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3450) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle shared at gregwilsonstlís tasting. It poured a hazy copper color with a white head. The aroma was of grains, dough, roast and some nuts. The taste was similar to the aroma with mild hops, roasted grains, nuts, caramel and florals. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. From a can. Amberish with a blotchy almost white head. Lots of hops in here. Rye and grain, too. Not really familiar with Mosiac. Fruit is citrus and pitted. Moderate bitterness. Really nice. Earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 Clear Amber. Quite hoppy Citrus. Hoppy. Floral. Malty. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Thx Jbruner for sending this my way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (645) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Can. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sudsy off-white head. Aroma had some citrus, dank, pepper, caramel. Flavor followed the nose pretty well. I love the mosaic hop and it def stood out here. Light body, thinner texture, lively carbonation, and smooth finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2016
On tap, poured into an IPA glass. The aroma is a very distinct rye grain with undertones of caramel and nuts. It pours a clear, brilliant red brown, topped by an off white, big foamy head that has great retention and good sheet lace. The taste is a medium high sweet supported by a medium bitter. The texture is oily with a gritty fizz for carbonation, and a medium body. The flavor profile is initially caramel malt with some citrus up front and a finish thatís clean and dry, with a resinous and grassy mouth feel, and rye grain flavor. Later a caramel smoothness emerges. Itís mildly astringent with an aftertaste of rye bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Not sure how I feel about rye and Mosaic together - seems like they compete for attention as neither are as potent as they can be. No date on the can, so may not be super fresh either. As it is, pleasant of not elite. Light tropical fruit and spicy malt. Not bad.

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