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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1064) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Deep cooper color, bordering on light brown, and the head was a bit small, being one to two fingers thick. The smell was an aromatic mix of earthy and citric smells with whiff of resinousness. The smell reminded most of ripening mangoes on beds of straw, and transported me back to summers in Mumbai. The taste was very disappointing after that inviting burst of smells. For some reason, there was too little hop flavor, bitter or otherwise, left in the taste. There was a touch of citrus, and a hint of pine,but otherwise the taste was very dull compared to the smell. There was some toasted rye flavors coming through, but I was hoping for a Mosaic hop showcase here, and I didnt get one. The mouthfeel was soft, and medium thick, and the finish was smooth, and clean. I was hoping for more. Edit: I tried another bomber again, and this one seems better than what I remember the beer to be. There is a lot more tropical fruit in the flavor, and the hops dont appear quite as subdued as before. There is also an excellent spicy note characteristic of rye. I am going to up the scores accordingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2942) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (1111) - 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 Im enjoying. Finish is pretty decent too with a malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1038) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Im 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 doesnt 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: Ive had some brutal ryes and this isnt one. It also isnt 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2627) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Can. Cloudy amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, grapefruit, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of herbs, bread, pine, resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (449) - - MAY 5, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours reddish brown with a beige head and decent lacing. The aroma is bread, rye, and hops. The taste is floral hops, bread, dank, and some fruit. Its sticky and filling. Its very flavorful. I didnt get a ton of rye. It was pretty tasty though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (2070) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Can from Bruisin Ales. Nice citrus and pine aroma. Resin, caramalt, spice, bread, tropcial fruits; lots of stuff in the taste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (2008) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2016
appearance: clear ruddy amber, short light beige head. aroma:spicy, pepper, floral, and citrus notes, over a toasted bread/caramel base . taste: hops up front go piney, slightly catty and dank, a bit grassy and pepper, to juicy tropical fruit (lots going on there); nice solid base of slightly sweet, slightly spicy caramel. finish: lingering hop bitterness, hint of rye heat. notes: Not bad, not bad at all. Would try again. Draught sample at Craft BeerCo in Leesburg, Virginia.

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