mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
All this from a cellophane-covered, refrigerated sampler in a wine glass (thanks joet for preserving me a sample, and next time Iíll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. Thereís a prominent saline/mineral flavor that is not coarse, nor present in mouthfeel, not much bitterness either- yet huge hop flavors: green onion and tropic....in a complex good way. Medium body, refreshing carbonation. Either really hard water, or itís the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.
RobertDale (5073) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical. Taste is pineapple, melons, grapefruit, floral, and malt. Delicious.
AWISLguy (2270) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Discount Liquor in Waukesha, brought by and shared with bananabi11. Thanks E! Wow! If this is a solid mosaic example, really loving that hop! Tropical fruits. Pineapple. Citrus. Great bittersweetness. Body is medium. Blend is excellent. Little alcohol presence. Very enjoyable! 16
beernbourbon (1488) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Michael at Winestyles,, thanks! Pour is cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor sticky and citrusy with sweet mango and light peach notes. Also light resin with a balancing sweet malt. Sticky yet delicate.
BrewHaMeister (405) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured orange amber with a thick off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of juicy citrus, dankness, mango, mellon, and caramel hints. Flavor is medium bitter. Delicious!
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is good and a couple different looking waves of lacing are left.
4.5 S: Booming floral and citrus hops. Mango and papaya dominate. Next the aroma becomes resiny and floral. Then a big hit of orange, then pineapple. It finishes with a touch of earth.
4.5 T: Heavier moderate bitterness. Heavy citrus dominate again. Mango, orange, and papaya are the most potent. Flowery and dankly resiny. On the sweeter side, but the malts are mainly neutral.
4.25 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Viscous without being sticky and good creaminess present.
4.5 D: Itís really freaking good, but itís still not as good as fresh draft pseudoSue.
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aleigator (675) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange-amber color with a smaller, bubbly head on top.
Smells or blood orange, peach, zingy lemon rind and a pleasant dankness, coated up by toffee malts. Herbal qualities turn more present among flowery biscuits, well balanced by juicy, ripe exotic fruits.
Has a medium carbonation with a medium body to it, revealing an intense clash between hops an malts on the tongue. Its mouthfeel remains pleasantly creamy though, leaving all nuances of the beer detectable, due to soothing yeast.
Tastes of an initial aqueous softness, establishing the beers great mouthfeel from the kickoff, together with comforting toffee malts. In a split second malts turn absurdly sweet, while the hops try to establish a working balance by introducing garden herbs and dry lime. Finds its peak right after the swallow by producing a dough coated, piercing toffee sweetness, while overloading the palate with bitter hops at the same time. Finishes surprisingly clean, leaving behind its staggering sweetness, now focussing on lemon, prickly kiwi and juicy blood orange.
Almost overpowers my tastebuds, once the beers piercing sweetness gets established from out of nowhere, while hops accept the challenge by creating an equally powerful bitterness. This misses certainly some balance to me, to form a pleasant drinking experience. Usually I would assume a dipa being ruled by its hops, in this particular bottle its been vice versa.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Golden color with a frothy white head. Nose is big citrus hops, tropical fruit, and piney. Sweet and bitter hops taste, lots of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Light malt presence, mostly big flavorful hops. Delicious.
simont1 (529) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big aroma of currants, mango, flowery, orange marmalade, typical Mosaic. Taste more so toward the balanced IPAs, a bit malt character with a big mango, passionfruit, guava and currants. A bit thin. Quite close to Trilliumís Artaic, but doesnít pop as much.
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super dank and herbal hop character, showing a juicy body of melon and nectarine fruit that is a nice contrast to the hop elements. Finishes with force and balance.
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is woody with burnt Carmel nose. Taste is very complex. Carmel toasted old wood. Thin fading head. Wow. Did I say wow
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