Mosaic Session IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Mosaic Session IPAMosaic Session IPA
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 217 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:
#2,163
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
217
Liked:
197
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.92%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of jjboesen
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sirwootalot
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as part of a Christmas bundle from a friend in Los Angeles.

Pours a bright, slightly cloudy orange with an almost gauzy head. It smells exactly like fruit snacks, which should be weird but is instead quite inviting. It's toasty, wheaty, and has a thick body of apricot and grapefruit zest - yum! Unlike most other hoppy beers (and it is QUITE hoppy), this stuff doesn't zap the inside of your mouth and is quite refreshing. The name is quite accurate, I would gladly knock back several of these puppies.

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Photo of PierceTheElder
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IpeeA
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JavierGC
4.91/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mytu420
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Slightly hazy orange color with white head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrus fruits. Taste is also nice and fruity with a bit of dankness but mostly fresh and fruity. Body is crisp and slightly mineral. For a session IPA it's quite tasty.

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Photo of Jmandrews35
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSS
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Yellow with a haze, white thick head
S-Belgium yeasty smell, some banana
M-Light mouthfeel with high end carbonation
T-Bitter front end sweet after taste
O-A nice beer with Mosaic hops

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Photo of dwagner003
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jnila93
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DemoniChris
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chief99
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden hued with somewhat murky quality that doesn't let much light through. A half inch of off white rests on top. The aroma is amazing mosaic floral hops. I taste a blend of the mosaic floral hops and tropical hops that are reminiscent of overripe pineapple. The mouth is slightly stick and chewy.

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Photo of rack0flamb
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mosaic Session IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 217 ratings
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