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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The shadow warrior’s skills to stun the senses are the result of an intense, focused meditation on the essence of stone fruit and citrus notes. This merciless mercenary is also known for attacking stealthily with unexpected pine aroma, which the mythical, magical, unicorn always expects, but can almost never deflect. Pipeworks Mosaic beckons from the epic battle ground. "Come at me bro."

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4.2
Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Fresh bottle. Pour is a cloudy bright amber with a decent off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is exploding with mango and pineapple up front. Orange zest, sweet caramel, and hints of pine follow. A touch of mustiness is there as well. Taste is tropical fruit and caramel malts right up front. It’s like someone took mango, pineapple, oranges, and caramel and blended it together. Lots of dank pine and some grapefruit follows with sweeter malts to round it out. The beer is thick and sticky, with a sweet finish that has some dryness. A little alcohol is visible as well. Outstanding beer.

2
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Maybe I just don’t like Mosaic hops? Not sure, odd harsh flavor, weird after taste. Serving: Bottle

4
Niko100 (2998) - Chicago, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, floral hops, pine, & tropical fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, tropical fruit, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very nice.

4.3
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is huge on this with a big pineapple notes. Deep rich golden hue that almost starts hinting copper. Very healthy white head that leaves behind good lacing. Honey sweetness is balanced by some subtle dryness and nice aggressive bitterness. This is one of the better needs I have from Pipeworks. Very good.

4.5
tillmac62 (760) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Pours a somewhat hazy medium amber (light brown). Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Almost world class nose rich in citrus (orange, pineapple), tropical (mango, stone fruit) and a hint of spicy spruce over a solid malt backbone with ample caramel notes. As it warms, a surprising dank aspect emerges.

Medium body that is quite smooth and has oily and creamy aspects. World class carbonation that is perfectly matched to body - an effervescent surge in the middle and a finely bubbled rollicking prickly finish.

The flavor profile is world class. Intensity is at just the right level to allow the complexity to shine in this brewers masterpiece of balance. The hop flavors of the nose all appear. Orange rind leads, flows into the mango and stone fruit and takes on a slightly sweet middle. The middle has a soft moderate bitterness that is more rind like than pine, although spruce is subtly present. The middle also lets a very small amount of alcohol to become uncovered with just a hint of astringency. As the finish approaches and sweetness fades, a subtle pineapple note arrives. The finish is semi-dry and leaves you with a laid back rind note. Like the nose, as it warms a dank aspect emerges and reveals itself in the finish and lingers. Like the stealth of a Ninja, this beer shifts shape and surprises you. Start with it cold, but allow it come reach room temperature as well. The transformation is amazing.

3
RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bomber into a glass. Pours a deep gold with a persistent half-inch of white head. Aroma of onions and hot, hot booze. Hints of tropical fruit hidden in there. Taste is sweet, sugary, hot booze, hints of lemon and papaya. Definitely doesn’t try and hide that it’s a DIPA. Could be a bit more balanced. But gets u fucken drunk, right?

3.2
nuplastikk (6471) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2015
22oz bomber. Glowing copper-amber body. Thick, creamy, steady head off-white head. Juicy, but a little buttery too. Dextrose too, this doesn’t enough malt character really for a ten percent beer. On the cusp of niceness, was probably awesome when it was super fresh and the hops just bombed, but this is pretty sub par and disappointing now, kind of showing the weak underbelly of the modern hop bomb. Pretty mediocre overall.

4.1
Terminus (3721) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle-purchased at Binny’s in Downers Grove
Pours bright orange hue with a nice soapy white head and great lacing from the start. Nose is amazing-juicy citrus, floral, pine, grapefruit, slight green apple and not in an infected way. a pinch of alcohol as it warms. Flavors of huge oranges, tangerines, pineapple, green apple, slight woody notes, cheese. This is a fantastic IIPA in my book. THis brewery is blowing me away lately, a new brewery (to me) that im excited about, great stuff!

3.8
Tmoney99 (15030) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex tropical citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer and met my expectations.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
22 oz bottle from Binny’s South Loop shared with Tmoney99, DrSilverworm and wihorock. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet pale toasted malts, caramel, citrus, light tropical, earthy hops, hints of onions, mild to moderate bitterness, another solid brew in this line.


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