Mosaic IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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: joefuzz on 05-13-2013

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Ratings: 188 | Reviews: 30
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Photo of ExtraStout
2.89/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I had this beer on tap at David Burke Prime Steakhouse in Foxwoods Casino. I found it drinkable and the quality was fine but nowhere near my favorite IPA.

This ale came light gold in color with a thin white head. The smell and flavor go hand-in-hand. There’s a large amount herbal and pine with no great bitterness at all. There’s a big lack of malt which makes the mouth feel a bit watery.

Nothing turns me off more than a watery mouth feel, hence my score. It's the reason I drink craft beer in the first place. Others may like this version of IPA but its not for me.

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Yorktown Beer and soda in Yorktown, NY

Pours near clear lighter amber, with a medium honey hue. Nice and tiny eggshell bubbles make up the moderate head. Leaves quality looking fine fields of sheeting.

Grapefruit and apricots on the nose.

Quite enjoyable AIPA, wth grainy hops, grapefruit and pinapple fruity notes balancing out the honey malts. Delicious creation from Blue Point, well done. Glad to get to try a fresh and tasty growler of this one.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome

Photo of Gmann
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden straw color with a short dense pure white head. Not much lacing settles into a light cap.

The aroma is of musty hops with an apricot note. Meh.

The taste is light. Light malt not much there which is ok for a session IPA. The hops are weak. A bit grassy and leafy with hints of apricot. Tastes like English hops.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Lightly sweet on the palate with a hoppy bitter offset. Drinks easy.

A rather boring session IPA. Not a big fan of the hop profile but it does drink quite well.

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
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 OatmattStout
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i haven't been this blown away by a beer in years.

The beer was on cask and had just came in so it was as fresh as could be.

The first thing was it looked awesome with a big pillowy white head.

Then the nose. This is where this beer made me say holy *#%$. I stopped and smelled for 2 minutes before i even sipped. It was floral and red grapefruit and tropical fruits. just so complex and amazing.

The taste didn't disappoint and followed suit. with passion fruit. sweet grapefruit citrus. there was really no discernible hop bitterness. just oily and floral. maybe the cask subdued the bitterness but this is why it was really unique and great

mouthfeel was excellent and the cask may have had something to do with the experience. it was perfect just barely cool temp so it really opened up all the flavors and mouth feel.

this is an outstanding beer super fresh on cask and I cant wait to try it on standard tap. Cask will be hard to beat though.

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
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 metter98
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of tropical fruit are present in the nose along with some notes of citrus. Hints of pine also become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of fresh hop flavors such as grapefruit, gooseberries, oranges and mangoes with bits of pine towards the finish. The hops also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness, which is most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a single hop IPA, this beer offers a lot of complexities in the smell and taste. It's quite drinkable because it's not too bitter.

Photo of Growlerguzzler
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm pretty stoked about this 'session' IPA. It has a great, hoppy, citrus flavor that belies it's low alcohol content. The nose and taste are fantastic, and thus will be my summer backyard party beer. This is one of my favorite Blue Point beers and I hope they make it one of their year round products.

Well done, Blue Point!

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a light clean copper hue with a one finger foamy white head cthere was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured elements of pineapple and apricot.

The taste offered tropical fruit and a bit of pine stop a clean grainy malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a clean dry finish.

Overall a tasty, fruity IPA.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this listing to review I am not sure why their is another one listed as 5.2% as far as I know its only been brewed once at 4.8%

A - The lightest of the session IPA's I have had tonight just a bright yellow mild orange hue with a hazy color. Head is decent just a 1/4 inch that settles to a very attractive lace ring.
S - Ah good hop aroma very dank and herbal. Kind of faded at this point but still very piney and sweet.
T - Mild honey like body with sweet malts meets semi bitter earthy hop taste. Pretty nice.
M - Light bodied not as watery as I expected. Decent!

Overall a pretty nice tasting session IPA worth picking up!

Photo of slader
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Subpar clone of a west coast IPA

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/7/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong, earthy and floral hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent sessionable IPA to drink for while.

Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev -10%
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 DavidBart
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Isn't life surprising. I live in NY. Once for over a year near Blue Point Brewery. Never particularly cared for them...to put it mildly. They would surprise you from time to time, but to me, it appeared as a micro/macro brewery. Blue Point is huge in NY.

This one is a slam dunk or grand slam, or better yet 2in1. Absolutely phenomenal. I want to get more, but I hear it's a limited/one time release? WTF? Does it cost too much to brew. Why would you not flood the market with this gem? I am not the best with describing particular qualities of beer, but this one's got them all. It's just a real quality brew. Pumpkin Ale is nice but let's get this out there and see how the brand evolves.

Photo of woodychandler
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this bottle as both an homage to my friend, @Scoats, a great publican, excellent host and masterful creator of mosaics as well as the J. P. McCaskey High School Art Department, who has adopted an ongoing mosaic project as a massive student undertaking.

From the bottle: "Craft Brewed [-] Extremely Fresh"; "Inspired by the original Blue Point Brewery bar top created in 1997."; "Sidle up to a piece of Long Island history in the tasting room in Patchogue, NY or visit us at ... Cheers! [undersigned] Mark & Peter".

I just love watching beer pour into my glass! It is not just the pseudo-cascade, but the slow creation of head and its eventual (literal) downfall. In this instance, I had two fingers of rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a bright sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). This sort of thing always makes me smile, and especially on a dreary Winter's day here in PA, but tonight, it was a hot, humid Summer evening, but I was still smiling. Nose had a wildly mosaic-like scent, combining pine, grapefruit and mango. Yum! Mouthfeel was kind of thin and the taste, while fruity, seemed like someone had dialed down the volume on it. That is my great fear with these so-called "session beers" - we are sacrificing taste in favor of lower alcohol. Finish was semi-dry and while hoppy, I just felt like it was not living up to its potential. Aroma vs. Bittering? In this case, Aroma won, but it was a Pyrrhic victory.

Photo of KornWallace
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date: 3/30/14
Location: City Swiggers
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Pours gold to orange with a slightly larger then thumb size pour. It's slightly hazy but almost possible to see through. There is a load of carbonation running up to the head.
Aromatics: There is a lot of fruit in there- grapefruit, melon. I'm hit by a lot of honey as well. It moves into the bitterness of hops.
Flavor: The first thing that strikes me about her beer is the creaminess that brings about the hoppiness of the beer. On the back of my tongue I get the fruits. The honey is throughout.
Finish: The finish is carried by the creaminess and bitterness of the mosaic hops. There are hints of resin and a touch of the honey.

Photo of Kieran_Harrison
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

G h h h I j

Photo of dar482
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer comes in a clear gold color.

The aroma is just huge of pineapple, tropical fruit, papaya, mango, tons of blood orange. I really had a hard time trying to pick out the fruit that I was getting, but I think in the end, it’s kumquat. It’s got that citrusy tropical combination, but it’s so distinct.

This beer has one of the best aromas from an IPA that I’ve ever smelled. Most IPAs, even if single hopped, are just a combination of all kinds of aromas. A meld of hops, fruit, malt. This was different. It literally could’ve been a fresh cut fruit in a jar and I couldn’t have told you the difference. So big and fresh smelling.

The flavor is a bit shallow with that aroma in mind. There’s a good amount of tropical fruit and then a huge herbal, pine bitterness. There’s a huge lack of malt character, which makes the beer a bit watery.

I’ve yet to have the Hoptical Illusion, but maybe that it’s that beer with a huge amount of Mosaic dry hopping. If Mosaic beers are generally this good, then I’m 100% sold on that hop.

I would love to see Blue Point do more beers like this. The flavor wasn’t quite there for me, but it still was a great beer.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Stopped by the brewery with the family to enjoy some local brew and beautiful weather. Few ounce sample in a plastic cup. pours as a semi transparent golden yellow with visible carbonation. Smells awesome. Dank grapefruit and sticky hops. Taste is nice again sticky dank hop but a bit watery. Really nice ipa wish this was avail on the regular. Easy drinker.

Photo of SteveB24
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
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 WhiteHillsStore
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of joefuzz
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One off single hop ipa brewed for long island craft beer week.

Pours straw gold with a white 2 finger head. Smells like pure grapefruit juice...tons of hops in this bad boy. Hop taste hits you in the face like a ton of bricks and gives way to a slightly sweet and dry clean tasting finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation are right on par with the normal west coast ipa. Overall this beer really blew my mind, its so nice to see these guys getting some of their amazing one off brews out of the tap room and around town.

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at wegmans -enjoyed chilled in a tulip from the 12oz brown bottle without freshness date.

The color is honey golden with moderate haze and thick white head that settles to a film with fine bead -retention is good and lace sticks well in rings. The smell is very herbal and citrus with a mild hint of hay and pepper with some light floral aspects. The feel is good but a little on the thin side with moderately high bitterness with low astringency and slight sweetness with mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good -lots of citrus which is more in the grapefruit realm with slight grassy element and hints of pine and herbs alongside mild malt backing with light earthy hop balanced by a mostly clean yeast and subtle hint of spice in the background. The Mosaic is showcased with with lemon-lime and the slight orange rind yet it gets a little astringent as it finishes without much in the way of malt to balance. Overall this is very tasty and really doesn't scrimp on hop flavor so it lives up to the style pretty well - I would drink this when I am in the mood for a dry hoppy session.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, orange color. Head is pretty minimal. It's a small slice of white bubbles. It doesn't leave much lacing.

S-Aroma is great. It's just a blast of Mosaic hops. The hops are decently intense here. The mosaic hops impart aromas of many different tropical fruits and some pine. The medley of delectable fruits are complemented by some crisp grain and a softer Brady malt.

T-Flavor is also very nice but I did enjoy the nose a bit more. The mosaic hops are a bit less intense here. Citrus and mango hops that turn piney. A noticeably cereal/grainy note and some mild caramel and bread crust malt.

M-Moderate bitterness. Medium bodied, too. Almost no alcohol. Quite easy to put down.

O/D-One of Blue Point's better beers in my opinion. Mosaic hops are really a great new breed that have the ability to floor you with excellent flavors and aromas. This beer is a great display piece for these hops.

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