MOEsaic Session IPA | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

MOEsaic Session IPAMOEsaic Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.66/5
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
74
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at California Kebab in Pacific Beach. Dark amber in the tall nonic. Nice foam that leaves rings down the glass as you sip. Flowery aromas. Nicely carbonated. This Mosaic hop seems to instill a lot of flavor without so much pain.

Warm and toasty taste with a restrained fruity hoppiness. Moderate bitterness. Some resiny notes. Thin bodied but tastes plenty malty. Dark grainy notes. Another really good lower alcohol and lower biterness IPA. A great mellow quaff with nothing "lite" about it.

01-17-2013 update: Had this on tap at Toma Sol and liked it even better. This has a nicer foam than most tap beers, seems to me. Sensationally drinkable, quite malty, nice mango and pineapple tangy flavors, and just the right modest bitterness. On my favorites list.

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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 billab914
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | 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 LiquidAmber
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy coppery amber with an attractive two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, bready malt, stone fruit, nice. Flavor of grassy hops, biscuit malt, light fruit, finishes a bit dry with a slight metallic element. Medium bodied. Not bad at all. Finish is slightly off, but the overall hop and malt bill are nice and well balanced. Expected Mosaic flavor and light bitterness. A worthy session IPA.

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Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

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 GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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 M_chav
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of arizcards
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from BevMo in late May for $1.79. Bottled in January 2014.

Beer poured orange with a beautiful white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of tropical and citrus.

Taste is mango and grapefruit with some pine. Malts intitially had a biscuity grainy taste but in the end the tropical lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel is light to medium and decently carbonated for a refreshing feel.

Overall this is a pretty nice session IPA. Would not mind trying a fresher version in the future.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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MOEsaic Session IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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