BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Hans for sharing!, complex bitter brew, fruity/woody and slightly floral, easy to drink, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, very original label!
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy, but not milky yellow with a well retained small head that leaves a decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is dank but at the same time very bright. It’s got some nice orange and lightly melony fruit character. It’s aromatic, appetizing and stinky in all the right ways.
The flavor is a very wonderful expression of the Mosaic hop, it’s beautifully fruity and lightly floral with a nice light bitterness. It’s got a low booziness and is moderately dry. Something so simple, yet so well executed, so tasty... so able to hit the right notes for a hoppy beer with that one hop, it’s a very cool beer for sure.
Truly I can say that this is a fantastic beer, but for what it’s worth I’d rather drink pint after pint of Pompeii instead of the occasional chance to split a bomber of this a few ways because it flew off shelves so quickly.
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Nova split into two glasses. Unfiltered cloudiness. Interesting play of the hops with the malt. Citrusy and bitter. Great stuff as always from TG.
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Tasted blind, thanks to Ryan for sharing this! Slightly hazy gold pour. Citrus and pine, much like the night’s other offering, but this one has a little more caramel. I want to say "candied orange," actually. Taste: Toast, biscuit, a little grassy. Caramel is there - maybe a bit sweeter and less bitter in the finish than the other. A little bit fruitier, but also a bit of weedy dankness. Light-medium body, some noticeable alcohol in the finish, and pretty dry. Overall: the two blind beers tonight (this and La Cumbre Project Dank) both ran pretty darn close to each other. I’d probably give PD a slight nod, but when I look at the scores it’s only by 0.05.
drpimento (2498) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pow! This beer is pow. Pours w/ a lg fluffy head that lasts & a nice slightly hazy amber color. Aroma is a heady blend of grapefruit, resin, & weed, in that order. Flavor is is actually pleasantly ( & I would say masterfully) understated. Perfect body. Finish is very easy for a beer of this power. I want more!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired by ReeceG! Trade with this guy...crazy generous! Hazy honey pour with a tightly packed white cloud-like head. Lots of Del Monte Fruit Cocktail with peach, pear, grape, and cherry soaked in simple syrup. Perhaps more appropriately, tropical fruit, citrus, and a touch of honey. Love the Mosaic hops. Really solid but other beers from this brewery are its fiercest competition.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5594) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the April 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy yellow-gold color with a small soapy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bitter, somewhat tart and had notes of herbal hops, pine and pineapple. The flavor was bitter and tart pine, herbal hops, pineapple, a brief sweet spike and then more bitterness. Long bitter herbal, pine and pineapple finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
ClarkVV (4348) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at EBF, 3/22/14
Pale amber gold, moderate white head. High clarity.
Strong hop acids give off lots of white grapefruit and pine. Medium sweet malts combine with the citrus to produce a pretty typical candied orange nose. Leafy, fresh and almost earthy-like, though there is some sappy pine on the end that the sugars arent able to mop up. Alcohol dryness is felt on the end as well and mixes with some baked brown bread and sourdough notes.
Lots of c-hop notes here. Marmalade seems the most dominant of them, as the citrus mixes with lightly dry pine resins and sourdough-like maltiness. Much less sweet/malty than the King Sue, so in that regard it goes down a bit easier, but conversely, the dryness really allows the heavy citric/pine hop assault to flag at the palate and some perfumey alcohol notes keep it pretty harsh. Well brewed beer, just too aggressive for me.
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Le nez de mosaic est exceptionnellement tranchant et sucré, vraiment impressionnant. En bouche c’est plus nectar sucré que souple liquide pour moi, buvabilité modérée. J’aurais préféré une corpulence plus élégante mais ça reste un régal.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Chase! Pours cloudy golden orange with nice head. Aroma is big juicy citrus fruits and melons. Taste is very nice fruity hops with a smooth full body and bitter finish, not sweet!