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Black Diamond MOESaic Session IPA



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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2576) - 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 (451) - 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 (749) - 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 (6056) - 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 (1859) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5326) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at beer temple, was told this "just came in" do I’m guessing it’s a few weeks old. Pours brownish orange with medium off white head. Smell is sweat, mosaic, bitter toffee, pine sap, and grapefruit skin. Finishes with a tangerine hopiness. Well done overall, but tastes bigger than the 4.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1872) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 11, 2016
Botella, @The Beer Garden Store, Madrid. 09/04/2016. Bottled on:11/15 Color amarillo, sabor frutal, caramelo, final amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3148) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is biscuity malt, tropical fruits, piney hops, resinous, grapefruit, hint of caramel. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is about medium. Not very crisp or fresh, but has a nice resinous hoppy character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of grainy malts, rye, some citrus fruits. Flavor is malty, bitter and slightly sweet. A bit boring and not very hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (703) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2016
Beautiful luminous copper colour, weak head. Smell is resin and grapefruit, passionfruit, lychee. Hint of caramel. Watery crisp taste with a watery finish with peels. Subtle bitterness, well balanced. Nice proper ipa, subtle and elegant.

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