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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (960) - 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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Mix of citrus and vans house growing up, lol, taste isn’t too hoppy, fairly smooth...grapefruit finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark, clear and brilliantly copper with a small, creamy, white head. The nose presents caramel mingling with both spicy and earthy grains and hops. Medium to full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The well-balanced flavor offers sweet, caramelized rye malt with a healthy ration of earthy, Mosaic hop bitterness as well. Finishes moderately bitter and dry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arcadia (27) - DeLand, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Pours cloudy with a thin, frothy head. Body is on the thicker side. A somewhat heavy and nutty aroma with hints of caramel, bread, and toffee. Flavor is vaguely bitter throughout, with a short and unmemorable finish. A bit too oily for me. Definitely not one of the better ryes I’ve had. Avoid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, coppery amber color, with a modest layer of off white/light tan head foam, and light spots & strands of lacing. The nose was not altogether expressive, as it offered some light grain, fair malt, a hint of artificial raspberry, and just touches of citrus & tropical fruit. Light to medium bodied, the taste presented a low hop bitterness with some lingering ability. Low carbonation, and some thinning & watery texture were not helpful in promoting the flavor, which washed out a bit, but finished pleasantly dry. A Mosaic fan, but not thrilled, and expected more.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Crisp ruby and crimson tinted deep copper coloured body with a very thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rye, grain, wood, oak, caramel, toffee, raisins, nuts and a touch of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Deep rye flavour with a lot of grain and dry alcohol notes following and not much hops at all - very minimal. Aftertaste shows some caramelised sugars, a bit of grain, some oak and dry herbal flavours and a subdued hop character that only shows floral and perfumey notes. Overall, a rye beer for sure, but no hops to speak of and a rather simple taste. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$2,99 sampled at home here on the ’last day of summer’ on 01-September-2014.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2457) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours hazy copper with a fizzy bubbly off white head. Tastes like mild hops, bitter roasted grains, nutty, caramel. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like nutty, dry grains, sweet dough, roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3756) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear reddish amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is bready and cookie malts, fig, dates, raisins, spicy and floral hops, and faint toast. Flavor is medium hop bitterness, dry malt base, faint toast, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper, tan head, some retention/lace. Aroma of spicy rye, citrus, pine, earth, caramel. Taste is moderately bitter, spicy rye, earthy, some sweetness. Palate is average carbonation, slick, light bitter finish. I’m guessing an older bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Part of an IPA tasting, full pour (snuck into the panel as we needed to round out the tasting board). Red/brown with tan head, head does not linger. Some brown sugar, wet hay, yeasty/doughy aromas here. Taste has plenty of sweetness but not that rye kick I was looking for to balance. Light/medium body with caramel, burned sugar, grassy traits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Reddish/amber pour. Off white head. Malty up front, followed by some light spice and some fruity hops. A nice brew.


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