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 I’ll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. There’s 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 it’s the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.
Itzjerm (1849) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deekyn (1428) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a mostly clear ruddy orange with a half finger of just off-white head. Fair lacing.
S- lots of pine tree malts, passion fruits, mango, guava, lemon grass, marmalade and candied oranges. Grapefruit and a little bit of caramel. Beautiful.
M- medium sticky body with a light burn. Good carb.
T- taste begins with more malts but quickly turns to dry and bitter grasses. The promise of the aroma is a little misleading. What citrus and tropical fruits there are give up quickly after the malts and die out fast. More hops character. Some warm honeysuckle weaves in and out. Grapefruit. Ending is dry with some earth, soda water and assorted mineral quality.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah this is yet another very good TG IPA. Not sure what to say other than "it displays Mosaic rather nicely."
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Jeroen. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is big peachy citrus, yeast. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a dry crispy, fresh, woody hop, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Maakun (2030) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by friends. Hazy dark golden with small white head. Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, honey, orange peel, light herbs, marmalade, pineapple. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Over medium bodied with average carbonation.
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to red beard. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is citrus bread malts caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness nice hop kick tropical fruit pineapple citrus.
StephTamiko (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle brought back from brewery by thebitterendaz - pours a bright orange with vibrant scent of piney hops. Juicy flavors of peach and pineapple rounded out by the earthiness of Mosaic hops. Dank bitterness balanced with a crisp finish. One of my top favorite IPAs!
drfabulous (5222) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle with big thanks to Lakerpolo15. Big mosaic nose - one of my favorite hops - followed by all that Mosaic goodness and freshness. Nice malt balance (light). Some bitterness. Very tasty.
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber via Ian. Vibrant bright orange with a slight off white head that fades to a thin ring around the glass. Huge fresh aroma upon first pour with some mango lassie, light resin, apricot, passion fruit, moderate carbonation and body, slightly bitter, smooth, drops of slightly on the finish with a complexity that just doesn’t live up to the promise of the nose...enjoyable though.
MrHangover (3570) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thnx to trade. Pours a hazy light orange beer with a very small, white head on top. Aroma of pineapple, orange, slight booze, tangerine. Flavor is fairly bitter, some boozy notes, big malty, sweet base. Missing a bit complexity, but still, very, very nice. The bitterness is nice and well balanced, short, bitter aftertaste. Nice, good beer with a good depth and balance.