I snagged this off the shelf at Whole Foods, almost without looking, after waiting in a short line to enter the store. I knew others were waiting for me to leave, so I played the good neighbor and forfeited my treasured ten minutes scanning the beer cooler. I grabbed a colorful label, so sue me.
Mosaic is made with 100% Mosaic hops, which are complex enough to generate many descriptors from tasters. They definitely give this India Pale Ale a different angle than most IPAs. Alcohol tips in at 8.8% abv.
The nose on this brew is hoppy, for sure. It is more floral/herbal than citrus, though. On the palate, the hops turn in some grapefruit flavors and there's a bit more maltiness than I usually find in an India Pale Ale. It's a complex enough package that it could be considered a "sipper" rather than a "gulper." You will want to savor this one, not merely quench your thirst with it.