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Black Diamond MOESaic Session IPA



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RATINGS: 81   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (1975) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle Aroma-fruits, orange, pineapple Appearance-amber, clear, white foam Taste-medium bitter, light sour, light sweetness, Palate-light body, sticky, lively carbonation, abrupt finish Overall-very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (3176) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Bottle. Orange color with white head. Aroma is piney, resinous, slight toffee, tea grassy. Taste is the same, quite earthy. Oily mouthfeel. Maybe not the freshest anymore, but it’s good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1002) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, hops and citrus.

Turbid/opaque orange/dark orange beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Smells and looks great. The flavour starts great, but ends rather flat and watery. Did not have the pleasure to drink it fresh however, so that might explain it. Great and refreshing nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (308) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
33cl bottle from Mitra Vismarkt, Groningen. Appearance: amber golden with medium yellowish head. Aroma: very hoppy, orange, coriander, lemon, green tea, caramel. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of citrus, caramel and yeast. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation. Easy to drink but with lots of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 11, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (305) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange/copper colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of hops, flowers, resin, honey, orange, peach. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a hoppy dry finish. Notes of honey, peach, citrus, caramel, herbs. Texture is sticky, light bodied woth soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17704) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 6, 2016
Grasig hopfiger Antrunk, frisch, deutlich bitter. Der Hopfen steigt an, trocken, moderate Herbe. Wenig würzig, die Hopfigkeit bleibt angenehm. Gut. 11/10/10/11/9/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1603) - 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 (1300) - 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 (2602) - 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.

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