Mosaic Session Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Mosaic Session AleMosaic Session Ale

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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)

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(Beer added by: alyssapowers on 04-22-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SoCalSuds
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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!

Photo of volcom858
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Mosaic Hops definitely come through in the aroma with bright tropical fruit and citrus notes. The color is straw, with a nice white head. This is an extremely drinkable and flavorful session IPA. You can definitely drink 2-3 without feeling it too much. Overall, this is a solid session IPA. Perfect for the warm summer months. If you live in California, it's definitely worth picking up.

Photo of sderenne
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.

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!

Photo of murphy1ryan
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly cloudy. Great aroma with tropical notes of pineapple, guava and citrus. Lots of stone fruit going on from the Mosaic hop. Great taste. All that tropical aroma comes through in the flavor. Nice full clean body but with out the malty-ness in too many big IPA's that weigh your tongue down. Makes me want to drink more, especially on a hot day. Love the session style of an IPA that has hit the market lately and this one holds up on the top of my list. I can drink this and not feel it in my head when I've had a few as well. Overall, a great beer that Karl Strauss put out. One of my new favorites.

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.

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!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of rawfish
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber picked up at the Karl Strauss tasting room. Pours pale gold, a touch towards straw colored. Big fluffy head reaches two and a half finger with excellent retention. Pour carefully. Thick ring of chunky lace but little else after.

Pungent and floral aroma. Wild flowers with a underlying pine and generic melon and berry kick. Very balanced and not too hop forward, malt provides sweetness that is not the least bit grainy.

Pale malt provides some nice balance for the Mosaic hop festival that exudes pungent floral characteristics. Passion fruit and berries dominate the palate with some late pungent but bright herbs and pine. Bitterness is subdued as is the alcohol.

Easy to drink body with high carbonation. Alcohol is a non factor, doesn't dry terribly well either.

A nice surprise by Karl Strauss and one of the better session beers out there. Full use of the Mosaic hops really carries through with the berry and melon fruitiness aso is quite pungent and herbal as well. Better when cold.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Mosaic Session Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.