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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

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: joefuzz on 05-13-2013)
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Ratings: 165 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

sunofneurot, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

CoCambria, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Kitten112, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

322wingedfoot, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

sdaly3, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

wcu80, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dpgoblejr, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

OG_Cman, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

alexsergio, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BRRye, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Magog72, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

pjr, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Evan, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

woodychandler, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Mikedhoppy, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lovely85, Jul 06, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -16%
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.

Gmann, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kemkempalace, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bjorn2bWild, Jun 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

BrooklynPanch, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jayluf, Jun 28, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/18/14. Bought last week in a mixed six. Need to bring a magnifier when I buy beer so I can read the frigging bottled-on dates.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.

a: Nearly clear orange with a finger thick white head which receded to even surface foam and some patchy lacing,

s: Grapefruit.

t: Pretty tart grapefruit up front over a light malt base. Bitter finish.

m: Light to medium. Nice body.

o: From the gitgo this lets you know it's an IPA, and for a session brew, it is exceptional! One of my top three session IPAs now, will definitely be looking for a sixpack of this. I'm not big on session drinking, but that could change now. The grapefruit is so strong it gets a bit grating, but it's definitely refreshing, and never boring. At three months of age it's still a relative session monster.

scotorum, Jun 24, 2014
Mosaic IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.