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Black Diamond MOESaic Session IPA



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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. Deep amber color, white head. Fruity hop aroma with resin. Herbal hop flavor with caramel, malty background. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Hard to believe the ABV. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1206) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 3, 2016
On tap @Hop hop street food Erba. Aromatic full body fruity, exotic with well balanced bitterness. Very enjoyable at low alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2385) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Clear orange amber colour, off-white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, tangy citrus, hoppy resin. Taste is malt caramel with fruity tangerine citrus, pine, hop resins, and grapefruit bitterness. Light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (231) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
Flesje gekregen van Benzai. Goudgeel tot licht amber kleurig bier met veel schuim. Fruitig en moutig aroma. De smaak is fruitig (citrus) en hoppig. Smaak ebt snel weg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Clear golden beer with a decent head. Hoppy citrus aroma, caramel, pine notes, some peach and tangerines. Hoppy citrus and tangerine aroma, grassy, grapes, some floral notes. Quite ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Dark golden. T: Malt, bitter, fruity, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (479) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 19, 2016
Bottiglia. Il naso si riempie di luppolo appena arrivato al collo delle bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è molto elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è pregevole e considerevole. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine medie e carbonazione media ha una buona tenuta e si conclude con un pizzo sul vetro. L’aspetto del liquido è limpido. Le bollicine sono poche e medie, a carbonazione morbida. Il colore è ambrato carico. Il corpo è strutturato ma duttile. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate. Il finale è amarognolo. Il retrogusto è intenso. Al palato si riportano sentori di miele, resina, fiori, frutta secca, agrumi e pompelmo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (768) - Pula, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from Stella Beer shop in Medulin, Cro. Hazy dark honey color with big pale peachy foam. Medium body, medium carbonation. Fruity smell. Medium bitterness, enough sweetness, some fruitiness. Some herbs in long aftertaste. Well balanced and nice to drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6177) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, deep amber colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Typical, tropical fruity, hoppy Mosaic aroma, notes of mango, passion fruit, grapefruit. Taste is biting bitter hoppy, remnants of passion fruit and mango give way for slightly chalky bitterness, an underlying touch of blackberry survives even throughout the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1916) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 24, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear copper amber beer with no carbonation and medium ivory white foam. Smell: resin domination, fruity and caramel notes. Mango and peach. Taste: light/medium body with resin blast. Caramel and pine hint. Very intensive caramel resin. Good attenuation and drinkable. It’s really nice for a session IPA to have resin and pine taste. I like it. Aftertaste: caramel, resin and watery bitterness.

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