Mosaic IPA | Community Beer Company

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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
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4.17/5
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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:
#2,781
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
722
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
270
Trade:
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Ratings: 722 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Curt3
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 khargro2
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 MemphisSooner
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of speedlimit7
3.17/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrCruz23
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing crazy.

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Photo of HopBelT
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDon
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kaey
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgy
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad, but a little underwhelming. Mosaic is my favorite hop varietal, but the IPA is more malty than hoppy.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADawg
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice treat on when visiting TX

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Photo of heddar33
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taburnet
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StanleysCup
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdmarden
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of minterro
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Mosaic IPA from Community Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 722 ratings