MOEsaic Session IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

MOEsaic Session IPAMOEsaic Session IPA
BA SCORE
54.1%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 74 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#30,498
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
74
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of DamienI
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giangio
3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by December, had it in on August 11th. Clear amber color, beige head. Aroma had some old hop notes at first but after it sat a few minutes in the glass, it opened up to nice a white grapes bouquet and some fresh cut grass. Taste starts with grassy hops, white grapes, almonds, guava and finishes with medium hop bitterness with a somehow tea-like/medicinal flavor but not necessarily in a bad way. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. It's a bit weird. It has some old hop notes but also fresh flavors. Not bad, but not great either.

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Photo of TheDogHouse
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
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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Photo of kaseydad
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zippo999
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb_hagen
2.09/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Too old

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'll admit this doesn't taste ur mom a normal session ale. It's a bit more assertive than most, which is good, but it just misses the mark for taste to me.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
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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Photo of BradExtreme
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is sappy pine with some nice pineapple and mango.
The taste has a strong pine bitterness upfront, then mellows out toward the end.
The texture is crisp.
Nice.

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Photo of shelby415
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBuddy89
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mxchap
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black Diamond Mosaic Session IPA (about 4 months old, so I have given it the benefit of the doubt across the board)

Appearance: Beautiful light amber-orange color, slight haze. Great lacing. White, medium sustained head [5].

Aroma: Same as flavor for the most part. The aromatics have clearly died down. Difficult to render a rating. [3.75]

Taste: Overly malty, but there is a nice herbal and citrusy hop presence. The blueberry is particularly noticeable. The malt flavor is light and biscuity. Probably also wheat present. [3.75]

Feel: Overall a little thin, starts out a little acidic but finished creamy. Bitterness is only noticeable at the start, doesn't last. [3.5]

Overall: Likely too old, but there is a pretty good beer in there. I did enjoy the biscuity and wheat malt flavors [3.5]

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Photo of bcaputo99
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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MOEsaic Session IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 54.1% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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