GoufCustom (2041) - HONG KONG - AUG 5, 2017
davidezdonz (513) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
330 ml can as "Mosaic IIPA" bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.
Looks: Transluent orange honey colourl; Two finger head with crumpety off-white foam which last for 3 minutes; Beauiful sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant full Ale malt, with strong orange, strong tangerines, citrus, caramel, honey, light candied fruits, strong floral, sugar, spices, biscuits, lemon and grass. Complex and nice!
Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich Ale malt, with strong citrus peels, oranges, tropical fruits, caramel, floral, molasses, resins, spices, herbs, dry biscuits, lime, strong bitter hops and strong fresh grass. Very pleasant!
Body: Close to full body, Thick, slick and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Full Ale maltyness in a viscous background. Fairly dynamic and not too sluggish. Hoppy strong citrus peels to start, with notable oranges and tropical fruits mixed with medium sweetness, so nice! Flowery and resin oozy with spicy herbs and fruity lime to round. Heavenly!
Hoppiness: Strong orange, tangerines, citrus, honey, light candied fruits, strong floral, spices, lemon and grass in nose. Strong citrus peels, oranges, tropical fruits, floral, resins, spices, herbs, lime and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter herbal malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Fruity oozy and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: The massive dose of Mosaic is doing this one real wonder - fragrant orangey aroma, strong citrus fruity grass taste, rounded with strong oozy limey hoppiness. Out of the 4 single-hop Mikkeller IIPA I’ve had (Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic), this is by far the best. Highly Recomended!
A 330ml can with a best before date of 15th November 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller tasting glass. It was a lightly hazy dark golden orange colour with a two finger white head with good retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of nice pineapple, pine, citrusy orange, peach and hints of caramel. Tastes of bittersweet candied pineapple, pine and lemon tea on top of sweet caramel malt. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall tasty and enjoyable. Easily the best out of Cascade, Citra and Simcoe. CacheManyHose (737) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
Can from Brewcraft, drank with three of the other Mikkelle Single Hop IIPA series: Cascade, Citra and Simcoe. Pours a clear copper with a fizzy white head. Smells of toasty earthy hop, light tropical and passion fruit, light pepper. Taste is grassy toasty hop, medium pepper, booze. My favourite of the 4: bitter, complex, smooth. HKdIPA (819) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
Can from Brewcraft at home - along with Cascade, Citra, Simcoe. This one in the middle clarity-wise, very similar to Simcoe. Dull golden. Seems like it could be fresher than the others but who knows. Sudsy white head. Aroma is very similar to Simcoe but danker - more ripe tropical fruit, blueberry in its sweet and tartness, (maybe power of suggestion), very juicy. Best aroma of the bunch I think. Taste follows. Tropical fruit, citrus, bitter pith, juiciness. More juicy where the Simcoe is more zesty. But both have both. Favorite of the bunch. douglas88 (9427) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2017
On tap in Tokyo. Pours a mostly cloudy orange hue with a medium white head. A big citrus resinous nose. Grassy, straw, big sweet citrus, resin, a bit of mild bitterness. Good.
the_beergery (96) - - JUL 12, 2017
Poured out from the new packaging of a 330 ml can into a tulip glass. The appearance of the IIPA is a hazy golden orange tone, topped with a very generous dollop of thick white froth. The aromas released are perfumes of citrus fruit - mainly grapefruit but also a mix of tropical fruits - and florals - pine and grass. In the mouth, there is a lightly sweet taste, overlaid with fruits and pines, and then intense and lingering bitterness all the way into the long finish. The average to soft carbonation gives it good bite and reinforces the medium-bodied mouthfeel. A winner! TEJA (3106) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2017
Can at Betony Kouvola.
Short and fluffy beige head. Opaque orange color. Intense and nice hoppy aroma. Hoppy and big bitter taste. Some malt in the taste but not chrystal sweetness. Good body. TimE (5951) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2017
Big thick malty mouth with tons of tropical fruit and caramel. Modestly sweet. Rounded. Drinks easy for 8.9% nearbeer (5462) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2017
330 ml. bb 18/05/2017. Translucent orange-amber pour with a big spongy foam that slowly settles to a sticky cobweb. Mild nose of toffee, tea with lemon, toast and green onion. Flavors of garlic, caramel, galangal, orange-lemon tea, peppery resin, toasted walnut and wood. Medium body is smooth and chuggable with a bit of a dry slant and low-medium fizz. Would love to try one that’s not beyond the bb date. Marko (5759) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Can at Craft Room. Misty orange/amber body. Lasting small white head. Aroma... Grainy notes mixing with tropical fruity hoppiness. Sweet maltiness up front, mixing with coconut and tropical fruit hops. Just. Too. Sweet. Excellent aromatics but too damn sweet. Come on Mikkel... This would have been world class with better attenuation...