Mosaic IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
11-15-2013 21:46:58 | More by metter98
3.96/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
05-20-2014 00:48:24 | More by Slatetank
3.23/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
07-13-2014 02:12:07 | More by woodychandler
3.94/5 rDev +1%
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.
11-26-2013 02:58:33 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
10-08-2013 21:30:49 | More by plaid75
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
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!
05-22-2014 05:22:04 | More by DrDemento456
3.41/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
08-12-2014 11:49:40 | More by tone77
3.26/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
07-04-2014 23:22:40 | More by Gmann
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
02-16-2014 16:17:08 | More by VelvetExtract
4.14/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
06-15-2013 17:48:48 | More by cosmicevan
Mosaic IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
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