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Mosaic IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: joefuzz on 05-13-2013)
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Photo of OatmattStout
4.54/5  rDev +17%
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.

OatmattStout, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

frosted33, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

vfgccp, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

metter98, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Bieniek30
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Bieniek30, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of DavidBart
4.19/5  rDev +8%
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.

DavidBart, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of clfrost
3/5  rDev -22.7%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of mcphish22
4.5/5  rDev +16%

mcphish22, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +28.9%

cestlavie, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

plaid75, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of dcguitar
4.5/5  rDev +16%

dcguitar, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Hophead21
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Hophead21, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of BltByKrmn
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BltByKrmn, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of TheCuriograph
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TheCuriograph, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of ncelauro
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ncelauro, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of dmhurdle
4.5/5  rDev +16%

dmhurdle, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of TCTrout
4.5/5  rDev +16%

TCTrout, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of nkeckhar
4/5  rDev +3.1%

nkeckhar, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jlwells5
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jlwells5, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Curloftheburl
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Curloftheburl, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

SadMachine, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ctwybeerguy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ctwybeerguy, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of gshackles
4/5  rDev +3.1%

gshackles, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of ExtraStout
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

ExtraStout, Jul 04, 2013
Mosaic IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.