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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (969) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Can at the RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Clear dark golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors are floral, piney and grapefruit
Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (960) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shared at RBWG. Rye, pine, orange , citrus in nose and taste. Not as juicy and melon-y as some mosaic beers I’ve had. Good bitter balance Still good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Underdogs88 (204) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pine and citrus on the aroma with notes of caramel. Appearance is a clear light brown with a reddish hue and an off white head. In the flavor the hops clash with caramel malts and lead to an odd flavor in the taste of nuts, citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, I dumped the beer. Mosaic hops don't work in a red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4561) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz can at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a copper Amber with an off white head. Nose is some caramel, some mild rye, pine, and hints of citrus. Flavor is little caramel, mild citrus, mild pine, and some mild tropical fruit. Light to medium with mild mosaic character for the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2725) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
From the 12oz can. Pours a deep red with a thick off white head. Huge nose of citrus pine melon. Taste is smooth malt with some spiciness, caramel and citrus melon notes. Really unique and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1298) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Nice extra from westmeister. Thanks, West! Deep copper color. Great nose of spicy rye and hops, light garlic, citrus fruit. Full bodied, incredibly smooth, nice rustic quality, spice, orange citrus, light dank finish. Satisfying, smooth, and complex at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkweek (109) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Excellent Rye IPA! I was really pleasantly surprised on this one. Perfect hop bitterness balance, goes down easy and smells and looks perfecto!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Great brew. This one is quite balanced and very enjoyable. The mosaic hops give it the character and the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1536) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Ruddy orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine and caramel. Bitter citrus and grassy hop taste with a sturdy sweet rye backbone. Moderate bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours dark amber-copper with a one finer tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (a lot of citrus), tropical fruits, dank hops, pine,rye, and some light toasted malts. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, spicy rye, pine, grassy/herbal hops, light bready malts, and some light caramel. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a very rye IPA that feature one my favorite hops nicely.

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