Mosaic Session IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
209
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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21
Gots:
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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
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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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. Body, bittermess and fruityness at perfect levels, in both mouth and nose. What envy give me those yankies that can have easy access to it!

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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled on this in a dive/hipster bar in San Diego while traveling. Drank with some fish tacos. I knew it had to be hyper-local, but am a bit stunned it only has one other rating on here!
In any case, this is a great beer. The mosaic pale/ipa has become a popular sub-style these days and I'm a big fan of mosaic hops with all their citrusy goodness. These beers can go too far, though, becoming like IPA soda in their fruitiness. This beer, however, avoids that entirely. It has all the good of the Mosaic, but it stays within bounds. Smooth, tasty, and refreshing, as a session should be.

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Mosaic Session IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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