Mikkeller Session Mosaic – Session IPA at 4.5% ABV

Mikkeller Session Mosaic Session IPA at 4.5% ABV (C$5.20 at Sherbrooke Liquor, 330 ml, best before 18-May-2018, acquired 25-Apr-2018, reviewed 25-Apr-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of fluffy white head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, pine, crackery and pale malts, citrus, grass. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short finish. (4/5)

Well, it’s sessionable, that’s for sure: I banged that off like a glass of lemonade on a hot day. Not that there’s a lot of lemony citrus there – if anything, it’s more tropical and crackery, with hints of an almost herbal grassiness. It’s not NOT Mosaic, but it’s not the typical character I’d associate with that hop. Good, if a little forgettable – but I guess that’s almost a core characteristic for a Session IPA, isn’t it? (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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