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Mosaicism

December, 2016

Mosaicism

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This single hop Mosaic session IPA measures in at 4.6% abv and 52 IBU.  The aroma is very prominently Mosaic hops with aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, mango, and a bit of dankness.  The hop flavor is slightly cleaner with citrus, peaches, mangoes, and  herbs with a background of nutty malt.  The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering nutty malt and citrusy and mango hop character.  The hop prominence is definitely IPA strength yet the light malt character manages to cut through the hops to provide a backbone despite being a smaller beer.  Many session IPAs tend to come off as thin and watery or overly bitter and astringent; this session IPA works on all accords.

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