A gift from a friend in New Jersey that also served as my introduction to this brewery.
Beer Name: Mosaic Nerd
Brewer: SØLE Artisan Ales (Old Forge, PA)
Description: I had a tough time tracking down more official information on this, so here’s a nice pic of some cans from the brewery’s Instagram feed with a few details. As you might suspect by the name, this single-hopped Double (or “Extra” as they call it) IPA was brewed to feature the wonders of the Mosaic hop.
Appearance: Cloudy dark yellow and amber body with a slight covering of white foam.
Smell: Huge burst of tropical fruits on the pour that remained pretty consistent throughout.
Taste: Tons more fruit upfront, primarily tangerine and grapefruit in that order of potency. Light, grassy hops on the finish gave this a smooth closing bitterness. Very clean and fresh, the alcohol content surprisingly well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Fluffy body with just a little bit more than moderate carbonation.
Hype: Of the beers I came home with, I was perhaps the most curious about this one as I hadn’t really heard much about this brewery.
Overall: This felt like the kind of beer I could drink all day. It tasted fantastic and drank more like a really good session IPA than something pushing 8%. Delicious and refreshing, check this out if you can. Definitely open to trying out more from SØLE.