Pirate Life Brewing
Pirate Life Mosaic IPA
Brewery: Pirate Life
Style: IPA - India Pale Ale
Format: 500ml Can
The genesis of the Mosaic IPA can be traced back to late 2014, before Pirate Life had even brewed its first batch of beer. After a day of jack hammering drains in the warehouse that eventually became our brewery, Red dropped into the Wheatsheaf Hotel for a sneaky pint before heading home. On tap that day was a single hop Mosaic Pale Ale; Chasing Freshies, brewed by Deschutes. The initial recipe for the Pirate Life Pale Ale had us using Cascade and Simcoe in equal parts, but after pondering Chasing Freshies, Red called Jack and told him that we had to sub Simcoe out for her daughter - Mosaic.
The Pirate Life Pale Ale turned out to be a hit with punters, and its trademark tropical punch is all thanks to the Mosaic. Early this year for our second birthday, we decided to brew a homage to the most delicious of hops. The plan was pretty straight forward: use a simple malt bill and let the Mosaic do the talking. The resulting beer is as the name implies; a kaleidoscopic journey through tropical flavours. Somehow, Mosaic finds a way to impart every delicious flavour you ask of hops, all on its own. Backed by a clean, light malt bill it's the beer equivalent of a fruit punch juice box.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Great example of classic IPA with a hoppy twist
I love a good IPA and this is a great example. Singular use of the Mosaic hops is a great choice.
This particular ipa has made mosaic hops by far my favourite kind. I’m not one to associate ipa’s with the summer heat but drinking this in summer is the first thing that comes to mind. This is definitely a beer I will have as my “indulgent” brew in my house for a very very long time.