Mosaic Session IPA | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Mosaic Session IPAMosaic Session IPA

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 467
Photo of jadpsu
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just checked and of the over 50 American IPA's that I have rated there are a only 2 with a lower IPA than the listed 4.8% in this Blue Point IPA.
Pours a clear pale straw yellow. Shows some great all white head that stays on and on.
Aroma: Fruity, grapefruit. Does have some bread malts to provide some balance.
Taste: About the same.
This beer was OK, but not in my wheelhouse.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nabbed a sixer in Brooklyn for a wallet-blasting $13.00 USD (with tax). Ouch.

A beer billed as an IPA which is 4.80% ABV. Okay, I'm already skeptical...

Has a subtle hint of blueberry, playing to what Mosaic hops are known for. Pale malts keep it balanced, and it does have the medium body of an IPA.

Drinkable, approachable, and better than most. I'd wager it's worth a try.


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Photo of Act25
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've grown tired of session IPAs, a bit watery, let beer be beer.

A: The beer is clear piss yellow in color w light bubbles and little head or lace.
S: Mild aromas of mango and orange hops, a little tiresome scat.
T: Follows the smell, the taste has additional fruity and flowery flowers, and glides into a thin bitterness.
M: Thin, aspirin like, with a decent, clean bitter finish.

O: So-so.

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Photo of zshaft
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

looks very clean straw color with minimal head. nose is faint bready notes with some nice berry. mouthfeel is adequate for the style but not as thin as other sessions ive had. flavor is nice crisp cracket followed by mosaic hop profile of berries and some earthy notes play in the background. as the mid palate comes the flavors really become pronounced and finishes clean leaving you wanting another sip. great session ipa and great mosaic showcase. I prefer mosaic promise by founders but this a great beer and a must try if you like mosaic hops.

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Photo of jranson82
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Poured clear on the lighter side for an IPA with appropriate but quickly fading head and aroma is excellent (the best feature of the beer IMO) with a diverse hop forward bouquet. Taste is all hops (grapefruit pith) with low viscosity. A slightly unpleasant hop bitterness lingers on the tongue. I prefer more balanced IPAs than this offering, but it is a good vehicle for isolating what mosaic hops bring to a beer. Will definitely look into dry hopping with them for my IPAs but i'll pass on this beer in the future.

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Photo of CHickman
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear yellow gold color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head that was full of bubbles and faded on the fast side, leaving minimal spotty lacing. No legs on the lace retention, but this is a session IPA.

Smells of lemon zest, clementine, orange peel, lightly toasted grains, biscuit, dry grass, fresh citrus hops and light grapefruit. It's like a mix of citrus hops and lemon meringue pie.

Tastes very much like it smells with lemon, grapefruit, clementine, orange peel, citrus hops, yuzu, lightly toasted grains, biscuit, dry grass, piney hops, light caramel, bread crust, mild peppery spices and a dash of cinnamon or coriander. Very fresh and zesty, it's got pretty good balance considering how the hops trick you into thinking they dominate the palate.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and thin, with very mild carbonation, a light feel and body, and a slight citrus bitterness that gives off a slight pucker before trailing off on the dry side. A solid session IPA.

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Photo of bobv
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a one inch head which dissipates rather quickly. Nice enough nose of Mosaic hops. Tastes OK but with a rather thin mouthfeel. Overall I don't go for "session" beers and this is one of the reasons why.

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Photo of Plasmafunk
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of bottle into pint glass at Zinburger at Lenox Square.
Color is medium yellow orange with notable lwcing.
Faint citrus and pine on the nose.
Taste is nondescript, a jumble of light pine, citrus that is out of balance.
I love session IPAS, but not this one.

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Photo of HankSingle
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is one of the most uniquely flavorless beers I've ever had - it suggests something citrusy, like faint pith, or rind, but never commits to any full taste. Has an Adjunct sort of body, thin. The finish is a little acrid - about the best thing I can say is that there isn't anything *wrong* with it, exactly, just nothing right. Hard to spit at the price, but am reminded that a lot of the time, you get what you pay for.

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

On tap at Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT.

A clear light orange with a dense, off white head that falls off to a thin disk, this looks solid. The nose is solid. Nice fruity hops with minimal malt character though there is a touch of cheese present. Nice citrus and a little pine along with some tropical fruit. The palate opens light in body with moderate carbonation with a blend of fruity hop flavors. Citrus dominates along with a little pine and some peach. Bitterness is mild, and the flavour is fairly clean. A touch cheesy as well. Solid, refreshing.

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Photo of irrevjim
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look;pale yellow with a slight orangy hue, thin head that disappears quickly, leaves a little lacing, minimal carbonation
smell; fruity floral citrus mosaic medium malt, well balanced
taste; follows smell, malt a little more pronounced and some pine in finish
feel; has a dry tasting finish but feels somehow wet, mild to moderate carbonation in the feel, i like it
overall; nice well balanced beer, noticed most of you reported nice head and lacing, don't know what was up with mine, poured from a 16oz can into a clean tulip pint glass

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to almost nothing after a minute

S: Some floral and fruity hoppiness up front along with a solid maltiness. Balanced

T: Follows the nose. Very floral up front with some fruitiness in back. Malt is a bit restrained. Finishes with the usual "hop water" taste most session IPAs have as well as a light bitterness

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid session IPA that is straight forward and easy to drink. Can't beat the $5 for a 4-pack of tall boys either, as long as you don't mind supporting the big guys

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Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold with a white hue. Decent head that leaves a temporary ring of lace after each sip.

Pleasant barely toasted barley malt with floral, but lightly piney, hop nose. Faint grapefruit hop in the third sniff.

The start is a bit grassy with a malt/raw grain touch. The grapefruit hop flavor is dominant on the swallow. Moderate and balanced aftertaste. Thinnish body with ample carbonation. Overall, an easy to drink beer that really deserves to be called a regular APA.

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at Carolina Ale House in Columbia, SC. This beer has a nice hoppy aroma. The color is a clear amber with a nice white head. The taste is full of mild hops with a floral presence. This is a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: great mosaic/grapefruit aroma;

T: grapefruit rind all the way; moderate bitterness on the finish; aftertaste is a little metallic;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish;

O: as with most session IPAs, the flavor is unbalanced;

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

really tasty session ipa, I think the pint cans are the perfect format for it, and that aside from tasting like quite a few of its peers, its really well put together. golden yellow to orange in color, hazy but still sunny and very inviting, with a very tall white head, looks great in my globe. the nose is great too, mosaic without a doubt, light tropical and vegetal notes, dosed very late I would imagine. the malt base is a little hard to figure, some wheat maybe, that's where the haze probably comes from, and maybe some slightly darker barley too, its got that bigness of feel to it without being heavy or sweet. the hops are realy lively and fresh in the taste, but maybe there is more here than just mosaic. lemony and fresh cut grapefruit is there, maybe from another varietal, maybe from the late kettle addition, tough to say but makes it really refreshing. clean in the finish with only mild bitterness and wonderful carbonation. great with raw oysters and as a flavorful beer that wont fill you up or put you over the edge when you are already buzzed up. better than many other blue point beers ive had.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, floral hops, bready malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Well made brew.

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Photo of Onemoresolo
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Y'know, this is actually pretty good! I had my hesitations @ $5.99 for a 4pk of 16oz cans from a brewery owned by AB-InBev, but I was thoroughly impressed. It's obviously not a full-on mosaic bomb, but there's plenty of grapefruit and tropical notes to keep things interesting. Pair that up with a lovely prickly mouthfeel, and you have a great session brew.

It's contract brewed at Two Roads, so I'm not surprised that people are getting bad cans here and there, but since I'm about an hour away from the brewery, these cans were fresh and delicious. Definitely my go-to session IPA now.

TL;DR: Give it a shot! They might be owned by AB-InBev, but this one was brewed by Two Roads.

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Photo of DeanWormer
1.32/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is the worst-smelling, worst-tasting substance I've ever encountered (note: I'm an experienced IPA enthusiast). Do people actually drink this? Why?

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Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4/26...pours light gold, white sticky foam. Sharp citrus and pine nose. Smooth mellow taste with a prickly hop. Bitter pops up and subsides. A little peppery. Simple with a nice bitter.

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Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow, left a fizzy white head that receded quickly, left minimal lacing on the glass.

Smells hoppy, tropical fruit notes.

Taste falls a bit short. Grassy grapefruit in the hops yield the most minor of fruity flavors while leaving no stops for the pungent bitters. Not difficult to drink, by any means, but certainly has all the failings of the majority of IPAs I've sampled, which is mainly a balance issue.

Light-medium bodied, wouldn't call it crisp as it does have a bit of an oily feel, but it certainly is refreshing.

For the price point, it is a most decent pick.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/15/15 notes, on tpa at Pork Slope in Brooklyn.

Clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Smells of citrus, tropical fruits, fruity malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall pretty good, one of BP's better beers.

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Photo of tekstr1der
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Underwhelming all around, pours straw color with faintly detectable hop aroma of grass. I feel like they went too far with the ’session’ theme, muting everything IPA in this to the point where it’s not really enjoyable.

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Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/05/14, little old but could be good.

Nice foamy soapy 1 finger head fades at a med pace, great soapy lacing, clear golden color.

Nose aged hop, nice grassy floral notes with lots of rind and pith, earthy terrior, fruity peach like, little grainy cracker.

Taste musty hop, mild resin, nice pith and citrus, grassy and earthy terrior, mild fruity citrus, faint tropical notes. Nice dry finish, pretty bitter throughout and even more on the finish, nice mild resin and tropical musty fruit, juicy, fair bitter, smooth.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, esp for how old it is.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light straw yellow in color with a 2-3 finger head. The head retains very well and the lacing is also pretty good. Body is mostly hazy with a few particles floating around.

S- Moderate notes of bitter hops on the nose is the primary scent and is mostly piney in nature. Little to no malt is detectable under the hops, but the hops are only moderate in their strength.

T- Starts with the same mild hops bitterness on the tongue that is in the smell. The taste is more spicy than in the scent, with a mild piney presence that comes after the hops spiciness. Finishes clean with a bit of a lingering bitterness.

M- Light on the tongue with a high level of carbonation. This one drinks easy and fits its session name very well.

Overall, this is a very high quality session IPA. Easy to drink with a decent punch of hops to keep the hop head satisfied.

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