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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imperial Pale Ale featuring the Mosaic hop variety.

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3.7
skrip (188) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
*2/17/2014 750ml growler poured into a Alchemist stemless glass. A~ hazy copper orange, not too pretty haha! nice bubbly head with a lot of lacing. S~ starts with lemon, passion fruit,and grapefruit. followed by earthy, hoppy bitterness. T~ the mosaic hops really shine here, tons of fruit! passion fruit is the most prevalent with under tones of grapefruit, lemon, orange and guava. all of that leads into some nice dank grass, and earthy pine. followed by a really nice honey flavor which surprised me. M~ interesting! thicker than most IPA’s almost like they really did add honey. other than that easy drinking and nicely carbonated. O~ half way through this review i was starting to think, wow... all of my HF hoppy reviews are starting to sound the same haha. but i was really inspired once i took a sip, so much going on here. always excited for more of the Society & Solitude series but would it be horrible to say that i’m more excited about the Excursions series, that ones off to a really great start! i had the pleasure of trying Excursions #1 at a tasting last night for the second time and i was blown away once again. must be that "lemon drop" hop. ohhhh this is a S&S#6 review... opps... haha!

3.8
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2017
Growler - pours gold white head - nose and taste of grassy citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and caramel malt - medium body

3.8
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Poured a semi hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma waa big Mosaic, pineapple and underripened melon. Flavor similar, a little sweet and boozy like most of their doubles.

3.9
tapefuzz (523) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Draught. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a large, foamy white head. Aroma is floral, light pine, some grapefruit-y citrus, light honey, and grass. Taste is light peach, dough, grapefruit, vanilla, earth, very light pineapple, a touch of pine, and a hint of onion. Finish is vanilla and onion. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy, fluffy mouthfeel.

4
RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Shared growler. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, mango, melon, pine, and malt. Superb.

4.5
Scoobyluvshub (43) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Huge mosaic bomb! Appearance is hazy, light golden orange with a fingers worth of head. Aroma is huge tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Flavor fallows the aroma, light berry, and huge tropical fruit up front. Medium body, fairly dry, and smooth bitterness. Incredible mosaic IIPA.

4
vyvvy (6460) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2016
It pours cloudy orange with a small white head. The aroma has creamy pineapple, orange, rich malt and a bit of vanilla. It has a fairly full rich body with soft carbonation. The taste starts out like the aroma, but the finish has citrus, grapefruit zest, spice and mango, but pineapple is still very much on there. Very nice. Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this gem.

4
gregwilsonstl (2499) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Very turbid. Light. Dry. Very tasty. Pineapple. Nowhere near as fruity as the other VT beers ive owned.. Thx thepatrickman

4.3
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2016
750ml growler pours cloudy orange with finger of head. Lots of dank orange juice and grapefruit bitterness, big grassy notes with some herbal and tropical bits and light melon. Balanced, soft mouthfeel, citrus zest, grapefruit, dank, delicious.

3.9
ClarkVV (6700) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
750mL growler filled 4/29/16 and drunk 5/4/16.
Heavily hazy/cloudy peach-golden with deeper rust tints and a large, very-well-retained white head.
Big juicy fruit, sweet pine, ruby red grapefruit and marmalade notes are immediately boisterous and fairly intense, especially for Hill Farmstead. Malts behind it show rich honey tending to light caramel. It’s funny, this is probably the 3rd or 4th mosaic IPA/pale ale where it comes off much less what I associate with mosaic. But blending hops can unlock and vastly alter a hop profile, so it’s not too surprising. Anyways, I usually expect tons of dank, leafy, slightly woody notes, with plentiful nectarine and pine. I guess there’s a fair amount of that here, but I’m surprised at all of the ruby red grapefruit and peachy-pine twang. Alcohol is well-concealed with just a moderate amount of resin lingering and no flaws.
Juicy, of course, in the mouth, with rich nectarine, caramel, ruby red grapefruit and pine all blending together to add a powerful flavor. Kind of like Trilliums Scaled Up, but taken another notch past that on both malt, hop flavor and bitterness. Lots of honey-like maltiness with a touch of caramel. Tight carbonation leading to a malty-creamy texture and no flaw or alcohol. There’s a bit more resin than I’d like and some heavy hop twang at points, but it’s still very juicy, intensely flavorful and enjoyable (if tending maybe a touch sweet).


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