Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale AleHop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale
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From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 8.64%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
275
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2020
Added:
Dec 09, 2014
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  59
SCORE
86
Very Good
Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale AleHop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale
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Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from the coop. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma, orange gold body with slight wispy head. Citrus hops also dominate the taste, not much of a finish, but all around great session ale.
Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Has a good golden appearance with plenty of clarity and a 1/2" white head on the top, small bubbles. Mosaics aren't super pungent, they're existent for sure. Citrus funk, oranges left in a trunk.

Light pale malts, more hops, on the strong end of session stuff, the malt seems heavier than a session malt bill. But not overly, just on the strong side of average. Fractional amount of caramel, the hops do impart bitterness but not too much. Like I said, its a stronger than you'd think beer for the words session from the color, hopping and malt alone.
Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Squire from Mississippi

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Mar 24, 2016
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy straw gold color with a medium size white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing on the glass. Moderate aroma of citrus hops. Aroma and flavor pick up as the beer warms. Flavor is pretty robust for a 4.5 abv beer. Nice amount of bitterness and a bit of piney flavor as well as citrus hops. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a good amount of bitterness. A very tasty session beer.
Feb 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Feb 07, 2016
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Reviewed by TheStoutLord from Oklahoma

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L: Golden and opaque with some great looking head. Fairly bubbly.

S: Light smelling with delightful hops. Doesn't smell overly bitter or hoppy. A bit floral and citric too.

T: Smooth up front with some floral tones. The tail end is where the hops jump out at you, but its not crazy bitter. They're very citric hops, but its very good. The aftertaste is something special too, again the floral taste. Kind of unusual for an IPA, but I'm not familiar with session IPAs.

F: Very light body and smooth for an IPA. Great drinkability. Not often you find an IPA you can swig, but if you want one this is it.

O: Not too shabby. Working on my IPA game and this one was very good. Stands out for its low ABV and good drinkability.
Jan 26, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by ChrisKayler from Virginia

Jan 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by emquilxy from Pennsylvania

Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by coopdog1000 from Florida

Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by thatche2 from Georgia

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The Mosaic Session is decEnt....not nearly as good as revolution mosaic hero. The beer poured a clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is floral. The taste is clean with potpourri. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.
Oct 25, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Bubble show and all, the beer makes a pretty nice entrance, pouring clear and amber beneath a buoyant head of foam; excellent stickage with clumps of lacing clinging

Smell: Juicy Mosaic hops bring tropical fruit and berry tones

Taste: All about the hops, with the malt providing a blank canvas; juicy, at first, with mango, pineapple, tangerine, strawberry and cantaloupe flavors; the bitterness builds through the finish and is a bit too assertive in the aftertaste relative to the fruit flavors

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Just outside of the "Best By" date, the hops on this beer still bring bright and juicy flavors; pretty darn tasty
Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by Redgoatman from California

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by alexworsnip from North Carolina

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.55 by BeerMeCJS from California

Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.12 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Shippy from Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Aromas are not huge, pear and some more subtle tropical notes. Pretty light body with noticeable carbonation. Taste starts a little malty with apple and grapefruit flavors and finishes very bitter. The bitterness accompanies the flavors and is a little too overpowering. The bitterness also hangs around for quite a while.
Oct 01, 2015
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Reviewed by SINKTIPS_N_SUDS from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
another solid low abv session ale from green flash. along with citra session, they are showing a lot of promise in this subsection of the American ipa. this has almost a fruit punch quality to the hop profile. very tasty.
Sep 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Aug 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Aug 28, 2015
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Reviewed by YalovaIA from Iowa

3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Just not feeling this one. I love mosaic hops but I do not get any of the mosaic fruitiness in this beer. No tropical smell. I would say a bit of onion smell instead. There is a decent bitterness and bite especially for a session.
Aug 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.47 by olafphysics from Minnesota

Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Walrus + Carpenter in Black Rock, CT. Really awesome beer here and a great display of the Mosaic hop varietal. Not overly hopped and getting more balanced, but the malt backbone lends its sweetness to the beer, which brings out the juicy mosaic flavors even more. Finishes nice and has a medium body. Tasty overall and worth trying when fresh to get an idea of how these hops can work.
Aug 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.57 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by da_beers from Florida

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee

Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Navalartichoke from Virginia

Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.26 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Aug 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by Derek from Canada (BC)

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by InfernoBoss from California

Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by buckyp from South Carolina

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by mikerieder from South Dakota

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by jdwilliamson79 from Texas

Jul 27, 2015
Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 321 ratings