Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Founders Mosaic Promise

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20Chad9976 (1605) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: An interesting contrasting combo of orange juice concentrate and herbal/cannabis spice. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Extremely hazy shade of pale yellow. White foam; average head; decent lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Prominent bitterness from beginning to end. Slight orange/grapefruit flavor and accompanying sweetness at first. Intense herbal/grassy spice on the finish. Malt lays a strong backbone, but offers no complexity or sweetness (not that it really should). Trace oxidation present, but easily overlooked. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; crisp but not fizzy. Smooth with a lingering dry/spicy finish. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Solid all around and to-spec. Much more interesting than the average IPA but not quite world class. 8/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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