nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2018 mpersinger (366) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
All this from a cellophane-covered, refrigerated sampler in a wine glass (thanks joet for preserving me a sample, and next time I’ll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. There’s a prominent saline/mineral flavor that is not coarse, nor present in mouthfeel, not much bitterness either- yet huge hop flavors: green onion and tropic....in a complex good way. Medium body, refreshing carbonation. Either really hard water, or it’s the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.
22oz bottle pours a gold with some frothy, white head. Nose has lemon and C hops, oily, mild herbs, grass, mild honey. Flavor is lemon and lime, mild malt, C hops, hop oil Oily finish. You'd never guess this was Mosaic, not a standard Mosaic profile. Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2017
The classicism in the name and label is stunning--I didn't know it but was fascinated to read up on it later. As for a beer, I was not similarly captivated. I'm not a hop-head, though I do like great DIPAs, and in this case, I found the astringency too difficult to overcome on the path to enjoyment. In the future, I would be one of the birds sunning itself on the edge of the bowl rather than the one dove drinking from it. Bottle from Darren. ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Sweet tropical fruit and slight grassy notes. Good bitterness in the finish, but slightly astringent. GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle at the October DC Ratebeer tasting. Thanks David! Slightly hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, floral notes, malt. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, pine, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. 1pintatatime (177) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Pours medium gold with a thick, white head. Powerful aroma of citrus and grapefruit. The trend continues with a strong grapefruit flavor on top of a mild malt backbone. Taste is essentially bitter from start to finish. Good, but not an every day beer.
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle at the October DC Ratebeer tasting. Poured a clear golden yellow color with a large white head. Aroma was tropical fruit notes, citrus notes. Light hop notes, juicy with some light bitterness on the finish. Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From a bottle at the DC RB gathering October 15, 2017.it is ac a clear golden color with a thick head. The Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits. The taste is a strong citrus flavor that lingers on the palate Iphonephan (7475) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2017
From a bottle at the DC RB gathering October 15, 2017. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Aromas of caramel and tropical fruits. Flavors are moderately bitter. Very tasty stuff. commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Bomber style bottle shared by dubtully and consumed in Belgian snifter glass. Aroma is big and assertive citrus and pine resin. Plenty of white head on a golden orange hued ale. Taste leans a little bit more bitter and slightly soapy with plenty of resiny/pine elements. Citrus rind complements a citrus sweetness...grapefruit and tangerine, and a healthy dose of pineapple. Surprisingly more complex than anticipated from a single hopped effort and does it without any sort of malt backbone. This really frames the Mosaic hop in a great light. Once again Toppling Goliath exceeds expectations. Slick75 (28) - - SEP 1, 2017
Very good. Similar to pseudo sue. Not as good as king sue. This is a little more pungent. The citrus flavor is much less than pseudo sue.
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