Vault Mosaic Imperial IPA

Posted: December 5, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, Vault Brewing Company

Val and I headed out to Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA for an early dinner one night. It’s about 15 minutes from the house and normally the wait to eat there is pretty long. Since we went early, we got a table right away and I ordered this beer.


ABV: 8.2%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Tropical fruit, blueberry, and tangerine aromas leap out of the glass, followed by flavors of apricot and fresh pine needles. Juicy and complex with a hidden alcohol warmth.”

Random: Everything we have left on the DVR are shows that I have to watch with Val, so I’ve moved on to Netflix.

This beer poured with a one finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright orange color with very little carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of tropical fruit, specifically pineapple, mango and grapefruit. Some star fruit came through as well. There was a significant berry note too. The taste had notes of honeydew, pineapple, star fruit and blueberries. There were notes of grapefruit segments in the background as well. I didn’t pick up much malt and the alcohol was well-integrated. The body was light for an imperial IPA with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with blueberries and grapefruit flesh. I enjoyed this beer quite a lot. Mosaic hops are in almost every IPA these days and this beer is a good example of the flavors of the individual hop. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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