Mosaic IPA | Community Beer Company

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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
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4.18/5
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703 Ratings
Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Community Beer Company
Texas, United States
communitybeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The deep golden/light amber color of this IPA comes from the use of a blend of English Maris Otter and American pale base malts. Sparing use of English crystal malt lends some caramel sweetness to help balance the hefty bitterness. Heady aromas of blueberry, pine, citrus and tropical fruit are the result of blending Mosaic hops with several other delicious American hop varieties. For being a large, hoppy beer it is quite drinkable, in part due to the balancing act of alcohol, malt complexity, and enormous American hop character.

Added by pastramionrye7 on 07-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,508
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
703
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of taburnet
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StanleysCup
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdmarden
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of minterro
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spiff637
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Totally a surprise. At Banger's in Austin and server recommend it after asking for a strong ipa. Very happy and will be adding it to the regular rotation at home!

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Photo of dvmin98
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrown456
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HipCzech
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Ginger Man (Midtown, Houston), served in a tulip glass. Hazy amber gold with a brief head of near white foam and streaky lace. Resinous pine, grapefruit rind and citrusy rosemary balance out caramel malt notes. Earthy tea and herbal bitterness close the dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A solid IPA, getting big and boozy, but still well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of CodyMyre97
3.51/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is an orange color with a small white head. The aroma is all citrus hops. The taste is malt with citrus and pine hops.

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Photo of _admiral
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crw89
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good ipa, nice amber color, lacing, and creamy head. I highly recommend it

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Photo of IPAQuester
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stewartea
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhilsPils
3.3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK this pours a deep amber, giving the appearance of an English IPA. Aroma is all malt, like an English IPA. Taste is caramelly/toffee-ish with a thick mouthfeel, like an English IPA. Alcoholic nose and taste. But the label says "American IPA". Label it American Strong Ale" or English IPA and I would believe it to be true to style. Plenty of hops bitterness, not much hops aroma. I seldom drain pour a decent beer, but this just wasn't what I was looking for. I like the hops-forward American-style IPAs and this ain't it. I won't rate it low because I don't think it's badly made, just not to my taste.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good ipa, just a little more malt character than I like. The Woodlands, TX April 2018

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Photo of ZachMayer14
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pluviophile
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.11/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This one pours a golden amber color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells unfortunately way too malty, with caramel and too much crystal malt. I get only bitter pine on the nose, and none of the usual fruitiness that is typically attendant with Mosaic hops.

The taste is the same. It's basically a big malty IPA with astringent bitterness, and none of the complexities Mosaic hops can sometimes provide. This doesn't taste like it was made with a careful hand.

This is medium bodied, crisp and with a significant bite. The carbonation level feels normal.

I really was not impressed with this one. It was about 6 weeks old, so it's maybe a little old, but I don't have much faith in it being that much better at an earlier date.

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Mosaic IPA from Community Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 703 ratings