Belching Beaver Brewery Mosaic Double IPA – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.8% ABV | 60 IBU

Belching Beaver Brewery Mosaic Double IPA American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.8% ABV | 60 IBU (C$4.63 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 31-Jan-2019, reviewed 2-Feb-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of rocky white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy orange, tropical fruit, clean cereal malt, resiny dank pine. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter mildly warming finish. (4/5)

Dam! That’s some beer! At first, the front end is utterly dominated by sweet and juicy citrus and tropical fruits (hello Mosaic!) which is pleasantly contrasted by a resiny dank pine bitterness on the tongue. Eventually that rainy pine makes itself known on the nose (retro nasally, perhaps?) but the balance remains even-handed and pleasant. Drinks much more easily than the big ABV would imply, with only a mild warming accompanying. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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