Mosaic Session IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Mosaic Session IPAMosaic Session IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
218 Ratings
Mosaic Session IPAMosaic Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Mosaic Session Ale

Before the Mosaic hop even had a name (back when it was just known as “HBC 369”), our brewers couldn’t wait to get their hands on some. Mosaic Session IPA is bursting with vibrant grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Our signature dry-hopping technique delivers an incredibly drinkable lower ABV beer without sacrificing hop appeal. From a small test batch to the bottle you now hold in your hands, this isn’t a one-and-done beer. Sit back, have a few, and enjoy your session.

Added by alyssapowers on 04-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,168
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
218
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ironmanbg
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good flavor and taste

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Photo of elNopalero
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tan gold color. There's a nice almost melony note to it with a crisp finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable. I wouldn't mind drinking another one of these.

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Photo of Nrod
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned on July 10th 2017.

L: Pours a clear, light gold, with a big fluffy off white head that retains quite well.

S: Aroma is mainly the Mosaic, giving off very fruity and herbal notes, seems as if there is a nice malt backbone for this too.

T: Again, there is a lot of Mosaic present here, nice clean and refreshing flavors, of grapefruit, light herbal grass flavors, and a nice light biscuity like malt. Very nice.

F: Light, crisp and semi-dry.

O: Definitely sessionable, the hops don't hit you in the face like many IPAs today, they are nice and light flavors. I have always loved Mosaic hops and Karl Strauss used them very well in this brew.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keeling
3.19/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brother_rebus
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Estria
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreDay
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Moderately high hop aromas of tropical fruit, berries, and slight earthiness.

A: Light golden color, totally clear with a thick white uniform head. There is light lacing in the glass.

T: Moderate hop flavors of tropical fruit, berries and earthiness, there is a light malt presence, coupled with a moderately light bitterness. The beer finishes semi-dry.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty solid; the beer has a light clean malt presence and really lets the mosaic hop shine.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piggypoo
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucBasil
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at CoCheese in Shanghai, China.

A: the beer is a clear golden color with an off-white head that last a minute or so.

S: Citrus hops, honey, light grass, bread. Very fresh!

T: Very balanced. Floral hops, fresh taste with some light bread and a little sweetness

Overall: I usually don't like lighter beers like this but this beer has a great balance and a refreshing lightness while still retaining a lot of flavor.

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Photo of JCarson410
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsanmarco
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fdefulvio
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mosaic Session IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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