rajendra82 (1047) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of fruits and hops. Fruity notes with a nice grapefruit bitterness in the finish.
pete4999 (1444) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bonnaroo Brooers tent. I am assuming this is the same beer, it was listed as "Mosaic Red" in the advertisement, and the Mosaic Red IPA redirects here. Very nice beer. Has the deep caramel malt vibe of a red yet with the bright floral Mosaic hops.
Christpuncher (2792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is super hoppy. Flavor is spicy, hoppy, and strong citrus. This one is just crushable. Incredible beer by terrapin. Pours copper with a thin tan head. Had at my place in Myrtle beach
commonmac (1042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Jack of the Wood with commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche. Pint glass. Appearance is a little bit amber and golden hued. Minimal head. Nose is mostly pine with some malty caramel, toasted brown sugar notes. Taste has a healthy malty backbone offsetting a pleasant hoppy pine and citrus characteristic. I think the rye plays a pretty significant role. Mouthfeel has a bite to it and a well rounded quality that Iím enjoying. Finish is pretty decent too with a malty sweetness.
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím really diggin Mosaic hops this year, they seem to be in a lot of new IPAs and for good reason...they kick ass. The earthen, fresh hops sit well on a healthy bed of rye malt...crushed a 6 pk. of these in one night and could have had more. Tasty beer.
LF_Evan (4) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
L: Clear, rusty brownish red
S: Caramel-covered pineapple
T: The rye imparts a dry lightness and spicy cleanup. The Mosaic hops (HBC369) bring piny citrus up front and finishes with pleasant lemon zest. The caramel malt doesnít add a lot to the initial impression, but no doubt rounds out the bitterness of the hops and rye.
F: Dry, but not parching. Medium body with expected level of carbonation and lacing that seems to last for days.
O: Iíve had some brutal ryes and this isnít one. It also isnít overcompensating with the crystal malt despite the prominent addition (45, 65, and 85). The palate stays dry without the compartmentalized sweetness that accompanies other heavier beers in the category (Hop Rod Rye).
Pair with hash browns; fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella; spicy Thai noodles
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Cloudy amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, grapefruit, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of herbs, bread, pine, resin.
Larry_Duffman (372) - - MAY 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours reddish brown with a beige head and decent lacing. The aroma is bread, rye, and hops. The taste is floral hops, bread, dank, and some fruit. Itís sticky and filling. Itís very flavorful. I didnít get a ton of rye. It was pretty tasty though.
kevinsenn (1992) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Bruisiní Ales. Nice citrus and pine aroma. Resin, caramalt, spice, bread, tropcial fruits; lots of stuff in the taste. Very good.
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: clear ruddy amber, short light beige head. aroma:spicy, pepper, floral, and citrus notes, over a toasted bread/caramel base . taste: hops up front go piney, slightly catty and dank, a bit grassy and pepper, to juicy tropical fruit (lots going on there); nice solid base of slightly sweet, slightly spicy caramel. finish: lingering hop bitterness, hint of rye heat. notes: Not bad, not bad at all. Would try again. Draught sample at Craft BeerCo in Leesburg, Virginia.