JStax (6481) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear, ruby red color with a beige head of foam. Strong retention. The aroma has dry, papery pine needles. Some cat piss type character as well. The taste is predominantly bitter, but there is an underlying sweetness there as well. Medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. jandd1983 (4318) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle shared at gregwilsonstl’s tasting. It poured a hazy copper color with a white head. The aroma was of grains, dough, roast and some nuts. The taste was similar to the aroma with mild hops, roasted grains, nuts, caramel and florals. Tasty. Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. From a can. Amberish with a blotchy almost white head. Lots of hops in here. Rye and grain, too. Not really familiar with Mosiac. Fruit is citrus and pitted. Moderate bitterness. Really nice. Earthy. gregwilsonstl (2499) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 Clear Amber. Quite hoppy Citrus. Hoppy. Floral. Malty. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Thx Jbruner for sending this my way. bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Can. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sudsy off-white head. Aroma had some citrus, dank, pepper, caramel. Flavor followed the nose pretty well. I love the mosaic hop and it def stood out here. Light body, thinner texture, lively carbonation, and smooth finish. Solid.
ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2016
On tap, poured into an IPA glass. The aroma is a very distinct rye grain with undertones of caramel and nuts. It pours a clear, brilliant red brown, topped by an off white, big foamy head that has great retention and good sheet lace. The taste is a medium high sweet supported by a medium bitter. The texture is oily with a gritty fizz for carbonation, and a medium body. The flavor profile is initially caramel malt with some citrus up front and a finish that’s clean and dry, with a resinous and grassy mouth feel, and rye grain flavor. Later a caramel smoothness emerges. It’s mildly astringent with an aftertaste of rye bread. slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Not sure how I feel about rye and Mosaic together - seems like they compete for attention as neither are as potent as they can be. No date on the can, so may not be super fresh either. As it is, pleasant of not elite. Light tropical fruit and spicy malt. Not bad. weihenweizen (3825) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
On tap at P&P. Clear Amber with medium beige head. Aroma is nice citrus hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter finish. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours a very dark hazy copper color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention leaving sporadic streaks of lacing behind.
Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with spicy rye and a prominent sweet malt backbone. The peppery rye sweet malt presence unfortunately overpower the hops. Strong rye character along with caramel, toffee hazelnut and dark fruit sweetness. Subtle earthy pine character but there is also some citrus/topical fruit sweetness as it opens with hints of melon and grapefruit. Smells decent enough for a hoppy beer that focuses on a particular variety, but it’s too malty overshadowing the more interesting characteristics.
Chewy full body with a blast of dry, earthy hop bitterness that compliments the strong peppery rye flavors. The bitterness and peppery spice linger over the sweet malt backbone into a dry finish. Again, the rye and malts are prominent but they don’t overwhelm the hop profile like in the nose. Plenty of dank resins, earthy pine and spruce tip along with subtle tropical fruit sweetness. A bit more grapefruit than in the arom as well as some tart citrus peel. Peppery rye is most prominent flavor lingering over a sweet caramel backbone with hints of toffee, toasted bread and hazelnut. Easy to drink with more hop character than expected but it’s still a bit one dimensional and overpowered by the rye and dark malt sweetness. jjgmd (2161) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
With Z, a bomber, pours a mahogany brown, with a small beige head. Nose is sweet with caramel, toffee and malt. Taste is rich in malt, and caramel as well, with the rye ’ easily " tasted. A mild hoppiness in the ending ! Decent !
Quaff Score 6 / 10