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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Volume 19: Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale. Brewer Spike has an affinity towards rye malt, so this comes a no surprise. Freshly harvested from Hop Breeding Company, LLC in Yakima Valley, the hops used in Side Project 19 Mosaic came freshly picked from the fields of Perrault Farms, to our brewery, and into your glass. Known as hop HBC 369 before official naming in 2011, Mosaic is the daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14) and a Nugget-derived male. To get the best of all worlds from this new Humulus lupus, we used 100% Mosaic throughout the brewing process to utilize all the flavor and aroma that this world-class hop has to offer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1078) - MOROCCO - MAY 5, 2015
Can - Pours a clear, deep amber with a typical head. Nice aromas of bitter grapefruit, mango, and orange. Good balance of flavors with a slight tart finish. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Total Wine Orlando can in the Shades of Green hallway. Dark amber pour with a nice off-white head. The aroma is wet hops, rye spice and almost a sweet, syrupy note. Bold flavor that is seriously hard to place. Light bitterness that lingers. Finishes with almost a nuttiness. Unique but maybe not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (8178) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2015
16oz pour at RFD DC pours a hazy orange red with some frothy, lacing white head. Nose is solid, lots of tropical fruit, guava and mango mostly, some dankness, some chive, a little red pear. Flavor has more of that tropical fruit, some tangerine too, guava, a clear malt presence, almost a fresh cream thing that I get with Mosaic beers. Crisp, bitter, and quite tasty.
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2014 Total Score: 3.7
12oz bottle pours a dark, ruddy amber with some thick, foamy, slightly beige head. Nose is kind of cool, very fruity, ripe apple, mango, prickly pear, a little bit of candy, some JuicyFruit gum. Flavor is heavy with ripe tropical fruit, mango, starfruit, a little ripened jackfruit, guava, tropical fruit bubble gum, a bit of malt, some candy, some ripe orange, a little bit of key lime. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (949) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
Dark copper/red color with tan head. Mango, pear apricot aroma. Medium body fruity malt flavor. Showcased the flavor and aroma of the Mosaic hop. Extra points for producing and canning single hop beers, thanks for educating my palate Terrapin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
This is a red rye IPA and is full of hops. This beer is red and has a decent palate. The aroma is not noticable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (907) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Can at home, thanks Brad! Pours dark reddish Amber, nice light head with good retention. Aroma is pine, citrus, roasted malts. Taste is pine, earthy, lightly floral, faint caramel hops. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5738) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
On tap at bocktown. Oh my, smells alarmingly like bad BO. Looks like pale lager. First taste is surprisingly a little fruity with just a medium hit of bitter. Rubbery evolution. Finishes with the typical ipa effects. Overall not as bad as expected.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2014 Total Score: 1.9
On tap at mad mex. A darker looking IPA. Has an almost fruity smell. Yes, quite bitter initially. Wew, but fortunately it does have a decent amount of co2 that makes it somewhat palatable. Big bitter hops on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (720) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
BBD 6/15/15. Pours a clear lovely dark garnet. Above average head volume, world class lacing and outstanding retention. Very nice nose of tropical fruit (passion fruit, orange), orange rind and rye over a slight malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture with a creamy aspect. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish. The flavor profile is intense, not complex and poorly balanced. The rye overpowers all other components. It begins with a few seconds of tropical hop flavor over a subtle sweetness that succumbs to a wave of rye. The rye wave continues through the lingering finish. The middle has a slight bitterness with rind notes.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2014 Total Score: 3.8
Pours a beautiful clear amber with a very dark ruby background. However, the final pour from the bomber is almost opaque with flocculants. Full head and lacing that has very good retention. The nose is a bit subdued, but is toffee, caramel and biscuit over slight alcohol and dark fruit notes. The body is medium and somewhat slick with a normal level of carbonation. The flavor profile is complex, balanced and laid back - its there, but doesnt hit you in the face. This quite drinkable ale begins with the flavors of the nose then flows to the spice characteristics of the rye and mosaic hops. Bitterness is almost imperceptible, but of a citric nature. The finish is clean, not quite crisp, but leaves no aftertaste beyond a few seconds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cougfan95 (25) - - APR 4, 2015
Poured from 12 oz can - pours nice dark copper color with great hops and grass notes on nose. Well balanced taste of malts and hops with great overtones of rye and mosaic hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
(can) Pours a deep red amber complexion with persistent head and glass lacing. The flavor is well balanced with mild hops balanced with rye malt. Easy to session.

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