Beer Name: Mosaic IPA
Brewery: Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. (Tacoma, WA)
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $4.99 for 22 oz. bottle
Date Purchased: June 11, 2017
Date Drank: July 12, 2017
When brewed? Probably a rotating or limited-time beer.
What's on the Bottle: "You are about to enjoy a very special Mosaic IPA. This juicy, gold-colored IPA is bursting with flavors of melon, tangerine, papaya, and dank earthiness from an abundance of Mosaic hops. A touch of biscuit malt rounds out the bitterness, resulting in a balanced, flavorful, and aromatic India Pale Ale."
Commercial Description: "A Total Wine exclusive! This juicy, gold-colored IPA is bursting with flavors of melon, tangerine, papaya and dank earthiness from an abundance of Mosaic hops. A touch of biscuit malt rounds out the bitterness, resulting in a balanced, flavorful, and aromatic India Pale Ale."
Where distributed: Pacific Brewing once distributed to the West Coast and Hawaii. They may still be in the process of distributing to other states for now.
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head. Trace lacing. 4.25/5
Smell (25%): Tropical citrus and stone fruit, with some floral notes. 4/5
Taste (40%): Tropical citrus from start to finish. Typical faint citrus like how it has generally been in the series, yet clean all the way through. Tropical experience intensified just a bit for me going into the aftertaste. 4/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Slight dryness on the tongue. 4.25/5
Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. Pacific Brewing has an interesting history. It was founded in 1897, then closed in 1916 due to prohibition. Pacific Brewing returned in 2014. This is a fairly straightforward IPA with good tropical, some dank, and some biscuity notes. Solid choice at a reasonable price. 4/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5