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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When we first got our noses in and hands on the experimental hop, then known only as HBC 369 CV, we knew it was something special. We wanted to make a lower alcohol IPA that didnt drink like many others we tried. There was good hoppiness to most of them, but the body seemed lacking. We went to work on solving this, and it took a bit of time. When we were finally convinced our session IPA was ready for prime time, HBC 369 had been named: Mosaic.

We employ this chameleon cone -with its exceptional palette of flavors- at each stage in the hopping process. Paul has actually created a lower alcohol session ale with the flavor and body of an American IPA. This beer has developed a following in the active lifestyle crowd, especially with cyclists, but its also a great beer when you just want a little more hang-time with your IPA. Dedicated to our hop-loving friend, David Moes, we brew this beer for true hop heads.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottled. Orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is resin, some pine, mild toffee, herbs and grass. Flavour is some toffee, mild grass, fruits, nectar, herbs and some bready notes as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2017
from the Barrel - light hazy amber-orange beer with a poor head retention; solid hoppy aroma of blueberries and rose, bubblegum; assertive and with a moderate malt body; short dry and very bitter fruity and bubblegum-like finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MBlessing (1072) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2017
Schnes klares Bernstein, schaum ok, schn fruchtig hopfiger duft ein Hauch Harz blumig wrzig, im Geschmack trockenfrchte tropenfrchte harzig herb sehr lecker

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on Nov/15. Thanks Timo A!
Slightly cloudy amber color with a small gray head. Dry papery hops in the aroma. Old hops, moderate bitterness and dry maltiness in the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9743) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2016
355 ml bottle.
Pours dark copper color with a large head. Aroma is strong with resin and piney notes, hops, caramel, orange and grapefruits. Flavor is citric fruity, resinous hoppy, slick, some caramel sweetness, finish is bitter. Not very fresh anymore, decent anyway.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (797) - FRANCE - DEC 5, 2016
Robe orange / ambre claire, limpide, belle mousse blanche qui tient pas mal. Nez agrume et pin, une touche de caramel. Bouche principalement sur le pin. Corps assez rond et lourd pour le faible titrage, bonne amertume et bonne carbo. Assez bonne petite IPA, bien que pas trs subtile ni orginale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nutjes (582) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
35,5cl gekregen als staal van Alpha Sales. U: Helder oranje met dunne gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Citrus, karamel, pruimen en licht floraal. S: Tropisch fruitig in de aanzet, karamel en pruimen. Licht citrusbittere afdronk. De pruimen vloeken wat met de rest van het bier, maar al bij al drinkbaar. M: Doordrinker met medium carbonatie.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (1498) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2016
On tap @ Zeitgeist. Pours clear dark amber with thin white head. Aroma is lightly toasty caramel malt, herbal and slightly earthy hops. Taste is light, sweet caramel malt; dry and faintly floral hops. Richer than a typical session IPA, but not much worthwhile flavor happening here.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (4242) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma is light on the hoppy side, some light citrus, hints of cardboard and hints of caramel malts. Also hints of toffee in there as well. Flavor is very mildy bitter, light hoppy, hint of grapefruit in the backend. Very soft, easy drinkable, one-dimensional and rather boring brew, could be a tad old, but still nothing new under the sun here. Just a low abv, mediocre session IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (2272) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle Aroma-fruits, orange, pineapple Appearance-amber, clear, white foam Taste-medium bitter, light sour, light sweetness, Palate-light body, sticky, lively carbonation, abrupt finish Overall-very drinkable


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