Mosaic Session IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mosaic Session IPAMosaic Session IPA

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very good

366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 9
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-16-2013

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Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, floral hops, bready malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Well made brew.

Photo of Onemoresolo
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Y'know, this is actually pretty good! I had my hesitations @ $5.99 for a 4pk of 16oz cans from a brewery owned by AB-InBev, but I was thoroughly impressed. It's obviously not a full-on mosaic bomb, but there's plenty of grapefruit and tropical notes to keep things interesting. Pair that up with a lovely prickly mouthfeel, and you have a great session brew.

It's contract brewed at Two Roads, so I'm not surprised that people are getting bad cans here and there, but since I'm about an hour away from the brewery, these cans were fresh and delicious. Definitely my go-to session IPA now.

TL;DR: Give it a shot! They might be owned by AB-InBev, but this one was brewed by Two Roads.

Photo of DeanWormer
1.32/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is the worst-smelling, worst-tasting substance I've ever encountered (note: I'm an experienced IPA enthusiast). Do people actually drink this? Why?

Photo of SteveB24
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pleasantly surprised by this one, very smooth and easy to drink but not watery, nice grapefruit hop presence, great summer beer for the price.

Photo of MacQ32
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A session ipa should be more than watery

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4/26...pours light gold, white sticky foam. Sharp citrus and pine nose. Smooth mellow taste with a prickly hop. Bitter pops up and subsides. A little peppery. Simple with a nice bitter.

Photo of TopherBreski
2.44/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Great taste and color but one of the worse tasting beers I've ever had.

Photo of kbrown
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Roslyn New York at Hendrick's Tavern.

Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow, left a fizzy white head that receded quickly, left minimal lacing on the glass.

Smells hoppy, tropical fruit notes.

Taste falls a bit short. Grassy grapefruit in the hops yield the most minor of fruity flavors while leaving no stops for the pungent bitters. Not difficult to drink, by any means, but certainly has all the failings of the majority of IPAs I've sampled, which is mainly a balance issue.

Light-medium bodied, wouldn't call it crisp as it does have a bit of an oily feel, but it certainly is refreshing.


For the price point, it is a most decent pick.

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/15/15 notes, on tpa at Pork Slope in Brooklyn.

Clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Smells of citrus, tropical fruits, fruity malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall pretty good, one of BP's better beers.

Photo of slarrage
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crushable session ipa, very little bitterness, real easy drinking. Aroma is faint, little bit of fruitiness, but pleasant.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Easy drinking, lacking a big flavor punch and is slightly better than middle of the road.

Photo of Kieran_Harrison
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

G h h h I j

Photo of tekstr1der
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Underwhelming all around, pours straw color with faintly detectable hop aroma of grass. I feel like they went too far with the ’session’ theme, muting everything IPA in this to the point where it’s not really enjoyable.

Photo of fugazidps
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

One of the best session IPAs out there in my opinion.

Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/05/14, little old but could be good.

Nice foamy soapy 1 finger head fades at a med pace, great soapy lacing, clear golden color.

Nose aged hop, nice grassy floral notes with lots of rind and pith, earthy terrior, fruity peach like, little grainy cracker.

Taste musty hop, mild resin, nice pith and citrus, grassy and earthy terrior, mild fruity citrus, faint tropical notes. Nice dry finish, pretty bitter throughout and even more on the finish, nice mild resin and tropical musty fruit, juicy, fair bitter, smooth.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, esp for how old it is.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light straw yellow in color with a 2-3 finger head. The head retains very well and the lacing is also pretty good. Body is mostly hazy with a few particles floating around.

S- Moderate notes of bitter hops on the nose is the primary scent and is mostly piney in nature. Little to no malt is detectable under the hops, but the hops are only moderate in their strength.

T- Starts with the same mild hops bitterness on the tongue that is in the smell. The taste is more spicy than in the scent, with a mild piney presence that comes after the hops spiciness. Finishes clean with a bit of a lingering bitterness.

M- Light on the tongue with a high level of carbonation. This one drinks easy and fits its session name very well.

Overall, this is a very high quality session IPA. Easy to drink with a decent punch of hops to keep the hop head satisfied.

Photo of slader
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Subpar clone of a west coast IPA

Photo of apants007
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Clear bright yellow.

Decent medium foam head.

Smells like lemon sweet tarts.

Taste, orange/tangerine soda, a little bit of chalk board dust, pine cleaner, cedar

feels spunky, medium carbonation, medium side of light bodied, very little alcohol bite

a little weird thing is the... well... the burps are really sweet... much sweeter than the beer itself...

begs to be enjoyed with some french fries.

recommended

Photo of Naidu91
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Crisp

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/27/2014. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt sweetness; with a crisp bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good session IPA. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dominated by citrus. Taste is grapefruit, mild bitterness, mild and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a pretty good beer, a little more tart and less hop forward than I am used to in an IPA.

Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 9, 2014.

It pours a fairly typical looking pale yellow to light amber with a cloudy hop haze and a tremendous soft white head.

The aroma is in your face with those mosaic floral and citrus hop sensations intermixing beautifully with the roasted breaded malts.

The body is well above medium and more on the heavy, smooth side.

The floral hop bitterness does not back down in the flavor in the least and it mingles with the roasted malt adding its touch of character to the mix. Lingering finish.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A great session IPA. Appearance was light yellow with a fizzy head. The smell was full of grapefruit and a little bit of orange. The taste was all the grapefruit flavor from the hops was fully forward on the taste. The bitterness was very refreshing and I found it quite nice with a crisp and decently clean finish. Overall I liked it a lot.

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Mosaic Session IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.