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Mosaic Session Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Mosaic Session AleMosaic Session Ale

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BA SCORE
92
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alyssapowers on 04-22-2014)
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Reviews by crvcac:
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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great session beer, aka, highly hoped pale ale. Huge flavors and aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit and lemon dominate. The beer is balanced by a mellow malt backbone - just enough to provide balance while letting the hops dominate. A good addition to their lineup and a beer that's worth seeking out.

crvcac, May 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Beerswag, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: lightly hazy golden color with a fine white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Aroma: fruity Mosaic hops with faint baked bread.

Flavor: moderately strong Mosaic hops with a faint, light malt background.

Feel: light body wih crisp, medium carbonation.

O: strongly flavored, well-crafted session IPA

chinchill, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

spark3148857, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

craft_is_king, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

largadeer, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of DennisD
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. Poured from 22oz bomber, purchased at their tasting room. It poured nicely out of the bottle with a thick head and golden hue. The aroma of the Mosaic hops are amazing. The flavor is just hoppy enough with hints of grapefruit and tropical notes. The mouthfeel is delightful and lingers perfectly. A true session ale without discounting good aroma or flavor. Nice job brewers... I can't wait to get more!

DennisD, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of KNoe07
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

KNoe07, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of jjh19
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Bright golden color with with a beautiful, tight bubble head. It just looks good.

Smell: I get a lot of sweet citrus and a touch of sharp hops in the nose.

Taste: This beer hits my tongue with refreshing orange and grapefruit-ish notes and finishes with some hop crispness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Drinkability: Smooth. Easiest drinking beer I’ve had this year. And tastiest too. Make Mine Mosaic.

jjh19, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BeerGreg, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

rand, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Pizzle
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Pizzle, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

mre4b, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Obsidian, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Nugganooch
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bruski Burgers in Mira Mesa
Full pint – 05/23/2014

A: Straw gold with some nice clarity and a slightly burnished look. My pint arrived with a smallish finger high layer of ivory cream. Good retention on it with some light streaky swaths of lace left behind.

S: Brilliant hop medley of peach and mango sherbet on the nose. All flowery and tropical with some lesser notes of pine and melon. No malt coming through here. Just really fragrant and expressive with a nice tropical fruit character.

T: Tastes much the same only not quite as tropical. Albeit still very solid. I get mango and peach mixed with green melon, tangerine citrus, and pine saplings. There is a high amount of hop bitterness there too with a small bready malt tug towards the finish. Has a good amount of dry cracker bits to it. Flavors start to fall off a touch without the excess sticky sugars to carry them through but this is still a great sessions. Nicely done.

M: Super light body and mostly creamy with a dry crisp finish. Moderate to upper amount of perceived bitterness and slightly resinous. A touch watered down feel at times.

D: It is 2014, year of the Sessions IPA and of all the breweries out there Karl Strauss shows up with this gem. Mosaics were a great choice for a sessions IPA. That hop really delivers in all arenas. Definitely worth seeking this one out and getting your crush on!

Nugganooch, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

WCW, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

yspiff, Friday at 04:24 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

ThePaleRider, Jul 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

christoph28, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of sjzeeb
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite beer this year: very pale and golden in color, tropical aroma with subtle piney smell: the taste is phenomenal: a big punch of flavor: pineapple, little grapefruit, extremely citrus and I want to pound the beer! Very crisp on the palate and clean finish that suits a perfect afternoon drinking session. I am loading up on these bombers!

sjzeeb, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just came back from the Rocklin brewfest. This beer stood out from all the rest. A 100 degree afternoon this beer is perfect. I love hop bombs but at times you need something a little less bold. This beer is unique and delicious. looking foreward to see this in a bottle in Nor Cal.

sderenne, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 23, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

Csparks33, Aug 17, 2014
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Mosaic Session Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.