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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

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2.8
MarcoDL (5100) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma and taste of malt mostly, with some caramel, bitter grassyness and pine. No mosaic around. Bit old and should not have been served anymore by the bar.

3.3
jake65 (3978) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle to pint glass, pours a clear golden color with a thick finger of creamy beige head. Lots of sticky lacing throughout. Ripe aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, piney and dank. Sweet taste with minimal bitters. Citrus and sweet malt flavors, a little grassy.

3.3
MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2017
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, amber to copper colour with a beige and short foamy head. Mildly toasted malty aroma with hints of caramel and cough syrup, backed by piney, spicy and mildly fruity hops. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, rather light bodied but far away from being watery, modest carbonation. Leafy and slightly toasted malty base with caramel, almonds/marzipan and balanced hoppy notes of pine, herbal-spice, grass and delicately fruity hints; quite lingering sweet-bitter finish. Rather uncommon session IPA but nevertheless an interesting one. 17.VII.17

4.3
androman (2632) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
12fl oz bottle at home from Slijterij/wijnhandel Van Diemen, Laren. Nose is citrus, pine. Body is hazy copper, head is medium, beige, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is pine resin, honey, tropical fruits, milk chocolate. Medium sweet, medium bitter, hint of citric sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, very tasty, perfectly balanced, great one.

3.6
corkyrory66 (2123) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2017
Session ipa de 4,6 % et 40 ebu, étudiée à l’époque où le mosaïc était encore au stade expérimental... Mon exemplaire avait 18 mois de bouteille. Couleur ambre moyen, un peu rouquin, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, par centaines, partout et très vives. Mousse beige clair, très épaisse, avec des cratères en haut, stable à 8 mm. Très joli. Arômes de fruits exotiques, résine de pin, malt cara. 1ère bouche un peu "croustillante", à l’entame malt/houblon, mais sans équilibre. Arrière-bouche nettement sur la résine, astringente. 2ème avec des notes mêlées de porto blanc et fruits exotiques. Arrière-bouche assez étrange résine/zeste/porto blanc. 3ème au corps plus dense que les sessions habituelles. Arrière-bouche à l’harmonie faible entre résine et écorce de pin. Longueur qui ne parvient pas à dégommer (sans jeu de mots) la résine, mais l’ensemble est plus satisfaisant et moins astringent. Jambes fines, serrées, collantes en haut. Levure épicée, ligne correcte. Alcool qui tient compagnie, plus qu’il n’organise … il est dominé par l’expérimental de la chose. Finale sans vrai développement. CONCLUSION : il est très bien d’expérimenter, mais sans notre objectif d’équilibre et harmonie, on est bien triste .. même si cette session a beaucoup plus de corps que ses consœurs !!

3.8
emdejes (81) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
355 ml bottle - bbd = july 2015 Almost two years passed best before date, this ipa tastes still very fresh. Rather low in alcohol, but very complex and full of taste. Nice body

4
drmet (994) - GERMANY - FEB 26, 2017
L: -pours a hazy amber-orange with a small,frothy,offwhite head S: -orange,Blood orange,Peach,resin,grapefruit,tangerines,honey,bla 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.

3
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottled. Orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is resin, some pine, mild toffee, herbs and grass. Flavour is some toffee, mild grass, fruits, nectar, herbs and some bready notes as well.

3.3
Bov (13005) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2017
from the Barrel - light hazy amber-orange beer with a poor head retention; solid hoppy aroma of blueberries and rose, bubblegum; assertive and with a moderate malt body; short dry and very bitter fruity and bubblegum-like finish

4
MBlessing (1389) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2017
Schönes klares Bernstein, schaum ok, schön fruchtig hopfiger duft ein Hauch Harz blumig würzig, im Geschmack trockenfrüchte tropenfrüchte harzig herb sehr lecker


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