Postmark Brewing Mosaic IPA – American IPA at 5.9% ABV | 54 IBU

Postmark Brewing Mosaic IPA American IPA at 5.9% ABV | 54 IBU (C$7.19 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 1-Apr-2017, reviewed 1-Apr-2017)

Appearance: clear deep gold with two fingers of rocky eggshell head, excellent retention and chunky soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dank resiny pine, tropical fruit, caramel malt, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (3/5)

A little on the boring side for Mosaic hops, if I’m honest. Yes, there’s some West Coast weed-like character on the nose, but I’d be happier if it were brighter. This feels just slightly prosaic, not helped by the way the body falls off a little watery. I don’t mean to damn it with faint praise, but it feels like it wouldn’t take much to make this a really special IPA, but as it stands, it’s not. (In fact, it feels a lot more like an APA.) Enjoyable, sure – but it falls just a little short of remarkable. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze