Mosaic IPA | Community Beer Company

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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA

Brewed by:
Community Beer Company
Texas, United States

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.

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Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 740
Photo of hydrate
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint glass in Dallas on draft. Dark amber. Very hoppy but not overly bitter. Caramel and kind of oaky. The ABV is well hidden and it doesn't have the sweetness that so many higher ABV beers have. Makes me wonder if this is the Oaked Mosaic IPA instead of the regular Mosaic IPA but the bartender didn't know. So hopefully I'm reviewing the right beer. Either way, I really like this.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely well-crafted IPA, bordering on the DIPA side at 8.6%abv, although very drinkable. Hoppy, piney, smooth mouthfeei, there isn't a single negative here!! Well-done Community!!!

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good looking orange-amber IPA, clean with a slight chill haze to begin...1" dense off-white head. Good retention. Hanging at 1/4" after several minutes. Thick lace clinging as it recedes.
Blueberry, citrus, lemon peel over a hefty caramel malt backbone.
Leafy hops, berry flavor and citrus oil. Full malt backing.
Bright entry and mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Pleasant lingering bitterness with a mild, weedy, and dank finish.
Comes on like a Sierra Nevada IPA in some aspects of the color, aroma, mouthfeel...all good.
This one is right on....will keep it on my radar.

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Photo of mjurney
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper, clear. Medium-fast rising bubbles. Thick rocky head. Good head retention. Leaves a pretty good lacing behind.

Tropical, mango, passion fruit, some citrus, sweet caramel malts, bready, hint of alcohol.

Hop bitterness up front, but not too overpowering, tropical, mango, passion fruit, some grapefruity. Solid malt backbone, candy like caramel, bready. Finish is bitter-sweet, lingers fairly long. Medium towards full bodied, semi-juicy, smooth, slight alcohol burn, low-medium carbonation.

Very enjoyable!

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Photo of snaotheus
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a snifter. Bottled on 12/12/18, so a bit beyond what I would consider kosher for an IPA. If I thought it was stale, I wouldn't have posted the review...

Pours a ruby amber with a medium head, moderate to low carbonation. Smell is darkly fruity, but overall fairly mild.

Taste is dark fruit, strong bitterness, but also fairly mild.

Mouthfeel is medium, and nicely effervescent. Overall, it's good -- I think it would be better fresher. I just think the flavors would pop a bit more. I don't think it's stale, or bad...just a bit faded, maybe.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a pine and caramel smell along with some light tropical fruits smell mixed. Along with these aromas comes some notes of orange and a little bit of hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather doughy and bready taste that has a good deal of caramel and some grapefruit hop. As the taste advances the grapefruit gets a bit stronger in taste and is joined by some pine hop and light tropical fruit flavors. At the end a hint of warmth from the alcohol hits the tongue, leaving one with a decently hoppy and somewhat more malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average to a tad bit on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is average as well. Rather fitting for the mix of bready/doughy/sweet and hoppy and it makes for a rather easy sipping brew.
Overall – A pretty good IPA overall. It’s a little more malty and moderately hopped, but yet still maintains a a rather easy drinking feel even at 8.6 % abv.

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Photo of scoobford
4.91/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is without a doubt, my favorite single IPA.

The aroma is just nothing but pure, unadulterated mosaic hops. I love it.

Flavor wise, the mosaic hops are extremely juicy, with a strong fruit flavor. There is also a nice floral backing, that isn't overpowering or too forward. It is mildly bitter, but extremely flavorful, and has a nice malt backbone to keep it drinkable.

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Photo of Spiff637
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
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 HipCzech
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
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 ordybill
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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 PhilsPils
3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.11/5  rDev -25.4%
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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Photo of WoodBrew
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trying this at 54th street restaurant and drafthouse outside of Frisco. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is tropical fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an excellent beer .

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This gun is just a small notch blow hopslam in my book. I traded for this from Texas, if it was available locally it would always be in my fridge! A solid 4.0 or above in every category.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark for an IPA compared to the norm. Color is similar to tea. Head is also a little darker than normal. The nose is THICK of hops as is the taste. The follow up taste is bitter but also finishes quickly like white pepper. I like the liberal carbonation.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mosaic IPA (ABV 8.60%, IBU 85) is a locally brewed IPA I've had many times including yesterday. It might be the best IPA out of Dallas.

Look: amber hue with a half-inch off-white head

Aroma: it has a nice citrusy and piney aroma

Taste: It's a bit sweet and fruity, mango a tad of grapefruit, and then pine resin, well balanced.

Feel: it's light and crisp yet flavorful.

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Photo of abethegreat
3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Darker color than most IPAs. More of a amber color and almost opaque. 1 finger head that dissipated pretty fast.
Smell: The smell is great, the mosaic hops really come out to play in the aroma. A lot of citrus and citrus rind. Great smell.
Taste: Unfortunately, the taste does not follow the nose. I guess they used other hops other than mosaic. I was expecting a lot of mosaic hops in the flavor, but was disappointed on that front.
Feel: It has the dry feel that I look for in an IPA, but it was a little salty. The mouthfeel threw me off.
Overall: 3.56 or 71.25/100. Not a bad beer, a little different in a way that I didn't really like. I am willing to try it again, but I was let down.

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Photo of Chasegator
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- Hazy Dark golden with a white head
Smell- citrus and hops. Not too overpowering
Taste- primarily hops with hints of citrus in the aftertaste. Nice crisp flavor
Feel- Light bodied and very drinkable
Overall- Very good IPA. Very drinkable but still pumped with flavor. Great summer beer.

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Photo of Premo88
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(5/23/17 born-on date)

L: golden amber/copper, clear, pushes up thick offwhite/beige head of foam over an inch tall and super sticky; lots of activity maintains a thick collar and full skin, and the beer laces on the way; a work of art

S: grapefruit pops out of the bottle as soon as you open it; the malt adds a candied/sweet aroma, candied orange, candied grapefruit, pineapple ... very fruity and sweet

T: classic bitter/sweet mix of big juicy hops (grapefruit, pine) with those crystal malts (sweet biscuits); candied orange, mango; the bitterness is both brute and up front but also lingering in the aftertaste, coming in and out around the sweeter malt flavors; can get real bitter at times, especially with a big swig

F: ale soft up front with a solid weight as you drink through the collar and skin; enough carbonation to help it down

O: solid all around and the look is a nice bonus ... I'm a sucker for a beer that sticks and laces, and this one is magnificent; the English malts are fantastic, and the brewer in particular shows a very deft hand with the crystal malts, which are known to get away from the novice brewer; the grapefruit is nice, and almost a month old, the hops in this bottle are still hopping around, doing some biting that play nicely with the big malt presence

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle dated 3/10/17. The beer pours a deep amber with a tall, off-white foamy head the took several minutes to disappate and was fairly slick.

The smell is floral, pine resin, malt, and some tropical.

The taste is very bright and floral with a strong bitter, pine finish that lingers.

It has a nice, thick mouthfeel that's fairly highly carbonated.

Overall a decent beer, but it has too much lingering pine bitterness for my personal taste.

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Photo of BigGold
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had this Mosaic IPA poured from 12-oz. bottle, curated for party by friend, into tulip. Aroma advertises a big malt bomb, but this is a huge balanced DIPA.

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Photo of ksimons
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark orange amber color with a cream colored head

S-bready malt, citrus, and pine

T-taste matches the smell with a caramel malt backbone, citrus, tropical fruits, and a pine finish

M-medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall a nice flavorful IPA, nice citrus and pine hops

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Photo of grover37
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint at Luxury. Not sure why this does so well. Amber color. Nice lacing. Not much in the nose, some grapefruit and light caramel. Taste doesn't give huge berry and tropical like I would expect. Malt gets in the way and even dominates except for glints of peach and orange. Medium high bitterness - too much. Again, just don't get it.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Minding, it has warmed up a little bit, and I'm not the biggest fan of malt. My boyfriend and I determined that with it's balanced and complex caramel undertones in combination with it's tropical hops, it reminds us of a Rodeo Clown/Art Car combination. The smell is mild, but similar to Stone's we have had in the past. Sorry for the comparative review.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great, GREAT Texas IPA. Wow! Hadn't heard of Community Beer Co. but now they are a big one on my radar for next time I visit Dallas. This beer was obviously made with care and love.

Good amber gold color with a fair amount of lacing. Smells almost like a Stone IPA just a little more muted by the balance of malt. Awesome malts by the way, the English malts give it an edge amongst many Texas IPA/Double IPA's.

Taste is somewhere between a Karbach Rodeo Clown and a St. Arnold's Art Car IPA. Awesome hops up front on your taste buds, with a very tasty malt backbone to back things up. I love the malt and hops balance and find both to be being used in a perfect manner.

Seriously this just entered my top favorites for our state as far as IPA's go. Gotta give gigantic props to this brewery for knocking this one outta the park. Thank ya and cheers!

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Mosaic IPA from Community Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 740 ratings