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MOEsaic Session IPA - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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MOEsaic Session IPAMOEsaic Session IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 08-21-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of arizcards
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from BevMo in late May for $1.79. Bottled in January 2014.

Beer poured orange with a beautiful white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of tropical and citrus.

Taste is mango and grapefruit with some pine. Malts intitially had a biscuity grainy taste but in the end the tropical lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel is light to medium and decently carbonated for a refreshing feel.

Overall this is a pretty nice session IPA. Would not mind trying a fresher version in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of errantnight
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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MOEsaic Session IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.