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%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
81
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0
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of mytu420
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSS
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jnila93
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DemoniChris
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikaveli
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chief99
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First, 5.5% is a session ale now, eh? Hmmm. Also, no bottle dates? C'mon, Karl! This one tasted a touch dated, some honeyed malt coming through, not super unpleasant or anything but not adding to the beer either. Nose hints at something good, some light pineapple goodness. Body is a bit thin/hollow, especially for the ABV. I dunno. Heard good stuff about this, and I feel like lurking beneath the surface there's something going on (there's the faintest hint of an interesting herbal/savory malt finish), but this particular bottle, whether from age or whatever, just never quite got the motor revving.

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a really good session ipa that is stellar showcasing the hop. Lots of citrus grapefruit comes thru. Body is fuller than most session ipas and at 5.5%, it isn't simply hop water. By far the best I've had from Karl Strauss and top 5 in session category, and probably the best

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Photo of phizzle
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSchoolBrewer
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drinking this one from a 22oz. bottle. Pours a thick tight head and a bright hue similar to Budweiser. Lots of grapefruit smell but there's something in the aftertaste (kind of a cardboard flavor) that keeps me from wanting to take another sip. This beer is not for me.

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

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good stuff, a very light and highly refreshing ale.

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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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