VastActiv (7131) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Trappezze Pub, Athens. Colour is clear reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, fruits, spices, dryness and malts. TH28 (451) - - FEB 10, 2017
12oz can. 5/17/17 code date. Appearance: Deep ruby reddish Amber, brilliantly clear, with a thick light khaki head and nice lacing
Aroma: Light toasted malt, some fresh cut grass, and finishes with a strong mango. Really nice.
Taste: Rich toasted and peppery rye maltiness dominates the flavor profile, leading into a strong but balanced resinous and citrus bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body for the style, with a moderate carbonation.
Finish: Strong bitterness lingers, with a touch of dry roast
Overall: A really well balanced IPA. Brilliant appearance and a complex aroma blends the malt backbone with a fresh grass and mango aroma. Rye and toasted maltiness balances the aggressive bitterness perfectly. Well done oobawa (1405) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bitter, resinous rye IPA, relying more on the piney and floral notes of the Mosaic to power the dry back end. Nice citric middle, though, one that balances out the IBUs and leads to a deliciously spicy rye fade. Caramel malt sweetness adds a nice padding, but the finish is pure hop vengeance. Solid. ronaldtheriot (1935) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Terrapin Mosaic has a medium, ivory head, a clear, brick red appearance, bubble streams, and lots of lacing left behind, on the glass. The aroma is of tannins, red malts, some very faint rye spice, and bread crust. The flavor is of sweet, red malts, rye spice, bread crust, and substantial, but, in no way harsh, bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Terrapin Mosaic finishes crisp and easy going. RJT oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Pours a light golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of fruits and hops. Fruity notes with a nice grapefruit bitterness in the finish.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2016
On tap at the Bonnaroo Brooers tent. I am assuming this is the same beer, it was listed as "Mosaic Red" in the advertisement, and the Mosaic Red IPA redirects here. Very nice beer. Has the deep caramel malt vibe of a red yet with the bright floral Mosaic hops. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Aroma is super hoppy. Flavor is spicy, hoppy, and strong citrus. This one is just crushable. Incredible beer by terrapin. Pours copper with a thin tan head. Had at my place in Myrtle beach commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Tap at Jack of the Wood with commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche. Pint glass. Appearance is a little bit amber and golden hued. Minimal head. Nose is mostly pine with some malty caramel, toasted brown sugar notes. Taste has a healthy malty backbone offsetting a pleasant hoppy pine and citrus characteristic. I think the rye plays a pretty significant role. Mouthfeel has a bite to it and a well rounded quality that I’m enjoying. Finish is pretty decent too with a malty sweetness. WVHouseofBeer (1067) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
I’m really diggin Mosaic hops this year, they seem to be in a lot of new IPAs and for good reason...they kick ass. The earthen, fresh hops sit well on a healthy bed of rye malt...crushed a 6 pk. of these in one night and could have had more. Tasty beer. LF_Evan (4) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2016 does not count
L: Clear, rusty brownish red
S: Caramel-covered pineapple
T: The rye imparts a dry lightness and spicy cleanup. The Mosaic hops (HBC369) bring piny citrus up front and finishes with pleasant lemon zest. The caramel malt doesn’t add a lot to the initial impression, but no doubt rounds out the bitterness of the hops and rye.
F: Dry, but not parching. Medium body with expected level of carbonation and lacing that seems to last for days.
O: I’ve had some brutal ryes and this isn’t one. It also isn’t overcompensating with the crystal malt despite the prominent addition (45, 65, and 85). The palate stays dry without the compartmentalized sweetness that accompanies other heavier beers in the category (Hop Rod Rye).
Pair with hash browns; fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella; spicy Thai noodles