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

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Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale AleHop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
320 Ratings
Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale AleHop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by twelveinches on 12-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,834
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
320
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by MadCat:
Photo of MadCat
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: A clear golden color with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Pine and resin hops

Taste:Pine, resin, tropical hops, caramel malt, light bitterness

Feel: Light body, full, crisp carbonation

Overall: A good brew, nice to see more lower abv options that are good

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Photo of Beaver13
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours clear light gold with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruity hops with some resin. Onion and garlic notes come out as it sits.

The flavor is sweet malts with tropical fruit and some onion/garlicky hops. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied for a session.

Overall, a decent session IPA with nice body and bitterness. The hops are a bit too onion/garlicky for me.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dimitrov
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant gold, ½” white foam cap, very fine bubbles, reduces to a thick, lacy film.
S: Medium high hop aromas with herbal, fruity, spice, melon, tropical fruit.
T: A big fruit bomb palate with rich melon flavors followed up by a balancing, grainy astringency on the finish. Stuffed with hop flavor and just the right amount of balancing hop bitterness. Malt character and hop bitterness are moderate.
F: Big creamy body, medium body, medium carbonation.
O: This is a beer with moderate alcohol that really features hop flavors.

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Photo of moundbz
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
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.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, nice to see the big Yankee craft producers grasping at this current beer trend.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly chalky white head, which leaves some bleeding paint swath lace around the glass as it slowly fades away.

It smells of dank pine resin, bitter white grapefruit and orange rind, grainy pale and caramel malt, a flinty edginess, and further earthy, herbal, and grassy hops. The taste is more bitter and musty (ok, dank) pine needles, muddled citrus peel, hard water metal and mineral essences, a gritty pale graininess, some ethereal caramel sweetness, and a growing herbal and leafy bitterness, one not at all surprising in its lack of associated tincture heat.

The bubbles are rather pleasant in their duly supportive and kind of playfully frothy manner, the body a solid middleweight for this particular sub-style, and generally smooth, with a tiny airy creaminess poking out its nose after a spell. It finishes off-dry, the malt doing well to keep its ducks in a row, while that heady (it is Green Flash, so take your own meaning from that) hoppiness stays true and fair.

One of the better, nay, probably the best ISA that I've yet come across. The thing is, if you weren't familiar with Green Flash's 'standard' IPAs, then this would seem like a pretty decent regular IPA. That's just it - relativity is a bitch, man, but it's my bitch right now, as I enjoy the rest of this slope-shouldered bomber.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansenme
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Green flash mosaic 8oz pour on tap

A: big soapy head great clarity light yellow and golden straw in color

S: nice fruity tropical papaya smell a little pineapple

T: very juicy lots of that tropical nose comes through in the taste

M: thin almost a touch watery

O: nice light beer with some nice fruit flavors but it isn't super exciting either lot of crackery malts on the finish and I'm not crazy about the thin mouthfeel

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Photo of rossracing
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulWaters
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tarheel219
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is dank pine and grapefruit with a little mango and pineapple at the end.
The taste is metallic bitterness throughout with a touch of honey sweetness in the middle.
The texture is crisp.
Great aroma and a good flavor.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The internet ate my original review, so here's a quick one: Catty, some leafy & citrus hops, pretty dry

Drinks okay, but won't buy again

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Hop Odyssey: Mosaic Session India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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