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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (998) - 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 didn’t 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 don’t 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
With Z, a bomber, pours a mahogany brown, with a small beige head. Nose is sweet with caramel, toffee and malt. Taste is rich in malt, and caramel as well, with the rye ’ easily " tasted. A mild hoppiness in the ending ! Decent ! Quaff Score 6 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1751) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Bomber. Pours a brown red with a beige head and aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste is of malt, toffee, caramel, and rye bread notes with a malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Great big rye flavor which i really enjoy. Lower alcohol really brings out the fresh hop flavors and a really good profile. Very enjoyable but a little slow drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2740) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Dark amber. Small off white head. No lacing. Strong peppery mosaic nose. Taste is the same. A little off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours a nice amber red color with decent lacing, but no real head retention. Smells like rye and malt with a taste that pretty much matches it. Has a taste similar to a sweet tea and dark roasted malt. A nice beer, but not a great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Can shared at Leighton’s pad. Many thanks for this one. Reddy / amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is big rye bread, spicy rye, a little sweet berry, lemon. Flavour is composed of semi-sweet toffee, wye bread, light toasted grains, pine and citrus fruits. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation, little sticky. Decent malt / hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Can shared at Leighton Heights, 27/05/15. Clear golden amber with a big old egg shell white head. Nose is caramel malt, pine, rye bread, citric pith. Taste comprises toasted bread, caramel malt, bitter red grapefruit, orange pith, light spice, pine needle, biscuit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
This IPA poured a beautiful dark amber colour with a quick living, frothy, tan coloured head. Scents include a sharp, grassy hop, malt and citrus. First swig was very flavourful with strong citrus/grass hop flavour. Medium to light mouthfeel and a grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Can thanks to Colin. It pours clear deep amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is fresh, piney, juicy, resin, brown bread and stewed orange. The taste is bitter, earthy, pine, resin, varnish, grapefruit, mild toffee, green hops, light soap and some grassy notes with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Can shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear copper with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has some piney hops, ripe orange, grainy bread. Medium sweet flavor with toasty grains, some spicy rye, pine, cracker. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Resinous finish with more oily pine, slight grassy bitterness, alcohol, grain. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Winter Gathering 2014 - Ashville. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Really nice beer, lots of rich, tropical fruits. Nice balance. Solid effort overall.

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