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Mosaic Session IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mosaic Session IPAMosaic Session IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-16-2013

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Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 33
Photo of kbrown
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Roslyn New York at Hendrick's Tavern.

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -1.6%
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 Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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 tekstr1der
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
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 +20%

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

Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -7.5%
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 apants007
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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 0%

Crisp

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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 puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
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 ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A = Light golden amber, similar to a heavy lager. Frothy head with very little lacing.

S = Fresh, Hoppy, Light Flowers.

T = Lovely hoppiness, lightly malted. Very crisp and finishes dry on the palate.

M = Fresh, light-medium bodied. Just enough carbonation.

O = Mine was bottle on 6/4/14 and tasted on 8/3/14. Delicious and fresh and extremely "session worthy."" A great summer IPA. Lucky YOU, who live on Long Island! Cheers!

Photo of fscottkey
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy pale orange. Sports 1 finger of dense white head. The head has staying power after poured.

S: Very pleasant tropical fruits and grass smell.

T: Follows the nose with some grapefruit and pine. Slight bitter finish but good overall flavor. No real sweetness present.

M: Nice mouthfeel - correct body and carbonation for this type.

O: This one was about 120 days old. I'd like to try one a little fresher. That being said this is really nice. I guessed the ABV at about 5.8% (it is actually 4.8%). There is no alcohol taste present. At 4.8 and given the low bitterness and low ABV these are very sessionable.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was one of the better sessions that I've had to date even though the B/D date was February.
Has a nice color, orange amber with a medium size head. Very clear.
Aroma was floral and piney hops.
A good drinking beer thats well balanced with some hoppy notes and bready malts.
It is a session so they also lean. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. It's a good beer.

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of mango and orange hops are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of citrusy and tropical fruit hops, which also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed this IPA as it had bright aromas and flavors of orange and citrus. It is quite easy to drink due to its relatively light body and lack of any strong bitterness.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sunshine blonde with fast fading loose with froth.
White peach skin, apricot compote, and a bit of must - interesting nose.
Cream crackers, then lime curd, gooseberries, spicy white grape skin, and musk melon hops.
Lemon balm end and pith linger.
Light, crisp, slightly oily.

Watery, but interesting hops. Plays a bit like Nelson Sauvin. A bit too lean, though, which doesn't help the thinness. Thirst inducing more than thirst quenching.

Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The clear goldenstraw liquid is capped by a couple of inches of foam; more than a few strands of lacing appear

Smell: Fresh fruit (hints of strawberry and watermelon) join a hint of grapefruit

Taste: More bitterness on the tastebuds than I was expecting in the aroma, the grapefruit pith arrives early and the fresh fruit elements are only hinted at, after the swallow; dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: To be honest, I have had better session IPAs, but this is quite enjoyable on its own merits

Thanks, sj3324, for the opportunity

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dispensed a gold body, nearly clear, with a standard-sized, white head.

Smell: A top note of just-sliced tropical melon, slight floral hints, a bit of citrus. Very modest malts beneath the hop aromas.

Taste: A little, light taste of cereal malts introducing a fast, brief sweetness. Tropical fruit component supported by fresh floral accents and some citrus. Pop of bitterness. The flavors gently recede until the finish with the bitterness lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Well, it is what it said it was!

Photo of PicoPapa
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a translucent straw color with an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. The aroma is some sweet citrus, grapefruit, and some lightly toasted malts. The taste is the malts upfront followed by some of the grapefruit. Some floral notes as well as the citrus at the finish. Light and very drinkable with a good amount of hops. This is another pretty decent Session IPA. The Mosaic hops stand out nicely. Overall, worth grabbing again. Hoping this one finds it way into cans.

Photo of dougfur
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, light yellowish color, with a modest, bubbly head. Has a wonderful, unique aroma of hops, citrus, fruit, not really skunky at all. Great smelling beer, but not at DIPA levels. The taste follows suit. It's light, crisp and with a solid chunk of hops in every sip (not literally). Mouthfeel is good. It's light and a little watery if you're used to higher abv beers, but that's to be expected. Overall, one of the better hopped up session ales I've had. Fantastic beer for summer and as I expected, it's getting little love on here, not because it isn't really good, but because it's a lighter, more subtle beer; the kiss of death for BA ratings. Nice job Blue Point!

Photo of Amalak
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As you'd expect with a session, it's very easy to drink and soft of the palette. It's light and easy even for a session. A nice hoppy note, some honey. There's a bit of a watermelon taste. Light and smooth. The color is straw gold and it is opaque but quite bright. There's a good foamy head with a bit of lacing. There are lines of bubbles rising up throughout. It has a solid hoppy and wheaty scent.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow gold with an off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Great nose on this one, though it fades as time goes on. Flavor is vibrant. Nice bright citric tone with a mild salty edge that is a good accent and nowhere near overdone. I like the vibrant tone on this one and the balance it exhudes. This is, by far, the best session IPA I have had to date. Brings the punch I want, with no detracting features. This could be a regular go-to; if only I wasn't a ticker!

Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Pale amber color with a very durable off-white head.

Mildly pungent aroma of Mosaic hops with a hint of honey.
These also dominate the flavor. {Note that Mosaic is not among my favorite hop varieties}

Feel: near medium body and medium carbonation.

O: a very flavorful version of a low ABV IPA. A winner if you want a session IPA built on Mosaic hops.

Photo of Scrapss
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Turbinator.

A: Big soapy white head with two fingers height which dissipated to a compact 1 finger head slowly. Medium yellow in appearance. Fairly clear.

S: That big Mosaic hit we all know and love. some toasty malt supplants the hop. Yeast is mild and bready. Wow. This lives up to IPA billing on the nose.

T: surprisingly smooth for this much rough hop scents. big mosaic presence, as billed. that big earthy mosaic dirty scent and taste. some light funkiness peeks around the edges from the complex mosaic hop.

M: creamy and semi-full. Very pleasant on the carbonation, lively.

O: Solid and very light on the ABV with big flavor. BMC could learn a thing or two from this brew.

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Mosaic Session IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.