MOEsaic Session IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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MOEsaic Session IPAMOEsaic Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States
bdbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When we first got our noses in and hands on the experimental hop, then known only as HBC 369 CV, we knew it was something special. We wanted to make a lower alcohol IPA that didn’t drink like many others we tried. There was good hoppiness to most of them, but the body seemed lacking. We went to work on solving this, and it took a bit of time. When we were finally convinced our session IPA was ready for prime time, HBC 369 had been named: Mosaic. We employ this chameleon cone -with its exceptional palette of flavors- at each stage in the hopping process. Paul has actually created a lower alcohol session ale with the flavor and body of an American IPA. This beer has developed a following in the active lifestyle crowd, especially with cyclists, but it’s also a great beer when you just want a little more hang-time with your IPA. Dedicated to our hop-loving friend, David Moes, we brew this beer for true hop heads.

Added by mactrail on 08-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, clear, with a medium height white head. The smell is overwhelmed by tropical fruit, pineapple, tons of overripe mango, oranges and honey. Smooth mouthfeel, bitter-sweet and balanced with the tropical fruits dominating the taste, as well. Medium bodied, with a sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste. Right up my alley.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

As expected, pours a mostly clear amber body, wearing its carbonation level on its sleeve. Well-retaining head is light tan, fine, and chunky. Decent lacing, as well. First aroma to hit you is strong, sweet (sweeter than usual) grapefruit. A whiff later, after it's had a chance to sit, it is resinous, herbal, and spicy, but after letting the old olfactory senses renew, there's that grapefruit again. Flavor profile is more complex (mosaic?) than those of many other session IPAs out there. Caramel and cracker or pasta make an effort, but hops steal the show with mild grapefruit, a touch of rind, spice and herbs, and notes of black pepper as you let it linger and then finish (this always combines well with crackery malt in my opinion). Pasta-like aftertaste, one of my favorite sensations in certain Pale Ales, occasionally found in IPAs. Medium-bodied with medium to high (but gentle) carbonation, very smooth, but could stand to be a lot more crisp and dry.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Six-pack from Safeway. Bottle label design is awesome, really punchy and memorable. The beer packs the same punch too!

Pours a dark orange color, real nice lacing and a minimal foamy head (standard for IPA I have found).

Smells really strong of citrus hops, some of the bread of the malt, but a really pronounced hop citrus/ lemon smell. Considering the name I can only guess that's from the Mosaic profile. Would've liked a bit more pine notes, or more floral to balance it out.

Tastes similar to the smell. It is a strong punch of citrus mouth feel. The taste is where the pine comes in, especially in the finish. Oily and lingers, but in a good way. Closest comparison would be lemongrass.

Mouth feel is nice. The taste really lingers. Means less sips required to enjoy! You still want to keep sipping, though. Reminds me of the feeling you get by drinking something tart: your tongue begs for the sting after it's gone!

I enjoy this beer. It's not my favorite, and I wouldn't choose a session with it (it's almost too strong of a flavor for me to want to session) but for a low abv IPA that still has a lot of flavor, this is a great option.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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L:
-pours a hazy amber-orange with a small,frothy,offwhite head
S:
-orange,Blood orange,Peach,resin,grapefruit,tangerines,honey,blackberries
T:
-caramel,honey,grapefruit,pine,syrup,blackberries
-finishes dry
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Surprisingly good Session IPA from a lesser hyped American Craft Brewery.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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MOEsaic Session IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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