Beer Review: SAINT ARCHER MOSAIC IPA

Beer Review: SAINT ARCHER MOSAIC IPA

Here at Saint Archer, the brewers express their enthusiasm for the Mosaic hop, aiming to unveil its distinctive qualities in this Double India Pale Ale. Promising complex aromatic profiles of citrus, berry, tropical fruit, and pine, the Saint Archer Mosaic IPA is further enhanced with layers of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Chinook hops.

Appearance: A Glimpse of Gold and Amber

The pour reveals an amber-tinted gold liquid, presenting a clear body crowned with a bright white, fluffy head.

Aroma: An Olfactory Explosion of Hops

The olfactory experience is intense, reminiscent of sticking one’s nose into a packet of the latest American hop pellets. Citrus pith and pine resin dominate, with subtle undertones of berry yogurt and green tea.

Taste: A Symphony of Flavors

In the realm of taste, the beer unfolds with notes of orange pith, a peculiar orange tootsie roll sweetness, accompanied by an earthy bitterness. The dry, clean malt presence is unintrusive, leading to a finish marked by lingering fruitiness and earthy bitterness. Remarkably, the 9% ABV does not manifest in the beer’s drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: Dryness and Liveliness Unleashed

The beer’s mouthfeel is characterized by an extreme dryness, pushing the boundaries of what a double IPA can achieve in this regard. Lively carbonation dances on the palate, contributing to a medium-bodied texture.

Overall: Saint Archer’s Triumph in a Bottle

In the realm of double IPAs, the Saint Archer Mosaic IPA stands out as a remarkable creation. Undoubtedly one of Saint Archer’s finest offerings, this brew marries hop complexity with a surprisingly smooth drinkability, defying the expectations associated with its robust 9% ABV. Cheers to a stellar addition to the brewery’s repertoire.