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MOEsaic Session IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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3.72
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MOEsaic Session IPAMOEsaic Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mactrail on 08-21-2013

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by wrb357:
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3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Six-pack from Safeway. Bottle label design is awesome, really punchy and memorable. The beer packs the same punch too!

Pours a dark orange color, real nice lacing and a minimal foamy head (standard for IPA I have found).

Smells really strong of citrus hops, some of the bread of the malt, but a really pronounced hop citrus/ lemon smell. Considering the name I can only guess that's from the Mosaic profile. Would've liked a bit more pine notes, or more floral to balance it out.

Tastes similar to the smell. It is a strong punch of citrus mouth feel. The taste is where the pine comes in, especially in the finish. Oily and lingers, but in a good way. Closest comparison would be lemongrass.

Mouth feel is nice. The taste really lingers. Means less sips required to enjoy! You still want to keep sipping, though. Reminds me of the feeling you get by drinking something tart: your tongue begs for the sting after it's gone!

I enjoy this beer. It's not my favorite, and I wouldn't choose a session with it (it's almost too strong of a flavor for me to want to session) but for a low abv IPA that still has a lot of flavor, this is a great option.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'll admit this doesn't taste ur mom a normal session ale. It's a bit more assertive than most, which is good, but it just misses the mark for taste to me.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, clear, with a medium height white head. The smell is overwhelmed by tropical fruit, pineapple, tons of overripe mango, oranges and honey. Smooth mouthfeel, bitter-sweet and balanced with the tropical fruits dominating the taste, as well. Medium bodied, with a sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste. Right up my alley.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is sappy pine with some nice pineapple and mango.
The taste has a strong pine bitterness upfront, then mellows out toward the end.
The texture is crisp.
Nice.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of cdean801
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy coppery amber with an attractive two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, bready malt, stone fruit, nice. Flavor of grassy hops, biscuit malt, light fruit, finishes a bit dry with a slight metallic element. Medium bodied. Not bad at all. Finish is slightly off, but the overall hop and malt bill are nice and well balanced. Expected Mosaic flavor and light bitterness. A worthy session IPA.

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Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of frasergrove
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of errantnight
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Looks beautiful, nice creamy head with solid lacing and retention, and this carries through on the body, medium with nice smooth middle and a crackling, bitter finish.

Unfortunately, the rest of the beer is disposable. Barely a whiff of earthy hoppiness with ester notes playing up just as much. On the palate this is malty and grainy, biscuity finish. Feels warmer than aberr of this abv should be. Minty hop notes are nice.

This would have been passable five years ago as an English/American hybrid pale. These days in the increasingly crowded LA market a merely ok (or slightly worse) stab at a hyped style using a hop-of-the-moment had better be better than this.

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Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sukwonee
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of justinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at California Kebab in Pacific Beach. Dark amber in the tall nonic. Nice foam that leaves rings down the glass as you sip. Flowery aromas. Nicely carbonated. This Mosaic hop seems to instill a lot of flavor without so much pain.

Warm and toasty taste with a restrained fruity hoppiness. Moderate bitterness. Some resiny notes. Thin bodied but tastes plenty malty. Dark grainy notes. Another really good lower alcohol and lower biterness IPA. A great mellow quaff with nothing "lite" about it.

01-17-2013 update: Had this on tap at Toma Sol and liked it even better. This has a nicer foam than most tap beers, seems to me. Sensationally drinkable, quite malty, nice mango and pineapple tangy flavors, and just the right modest bitterness. On my favorites list.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mchinea
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Zippo999
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerney
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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MOEsaic Session IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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