Mosaic IPA
Community Beer Company

Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
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From:
Community Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #188
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,719
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 9.59%
Ratings:
798
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 19, 2022
Added:
Jul 31, 2013
Wants:
  76
Gots:
  286
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
Notes: 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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3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - nice standard copper clear color with a nice white head
Smell - pretty floral with a caramel malt
Taste - about the same as the smell, floral bitter hops with a caramel malt backbone. A little sweet
Feel - Medium body and carb
Overall - fairly classic IPA, ok

Apr 19, 2022
 
3.77 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Apr 18, 2022
 
4.5 by StewBrew2020 from Texas on Feb 21, 2022
 
3.99 by lonestarshield from Texas on Feb 13, 2022
Photo of DannyPaper
4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by DannyPaper from Texas

This is one of my favorite beers. Smell is fruity. Taste is very solid. Smooth and full of flavor.

Jan 27, 2022
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by npolachek from New York

Light amber beer with a good amount of hops. Taste of some citrus as well as some bitterness in this fine beer. Malted smell with a decent off-white head

Jan 07, 2022
 
4.45 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Nov 24, 2021
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by wrwoodman from Texas

This is my go-to IPA. So good! Good hop taste! Superior malt taste! Great all-around IPA!

Nov 22, 2021
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2.88/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Well let's get down to brass tacks right out the gate: This is the maltiest Mosaic ipa I have ever had. They did barley additions like its a barleywine.

Anyways, pours a full on amber leaning into light brown color territory. Holy moly, this is a heavier malt appearance than the crystal malt ibu war era dipas. I mean I had it in December 2020, so it was almost wintertime, but even then, dang. Can we uh, get this changed to a double ipa? Its 8.6% abv and malty as can be. Its a double. Creamy 4/5" head, good retention.

The aroma is as expected, malty AF with the notion of Mosaic hops left in the dustbin. Its just all caramel and alcohol booziness in the aroma department. Frankly, disappointing.

Taste is going in the same direction, malty booze, very little hop flavor, more bitterness than taste which isn't really Mosaic's jam. I suspect there are some cheaper bittering hops here cooked/boiled to the gills, then a minority stake of Mosaic that gets lost in the malty swamp. I dunno, similar to Wisconsin, Texas struggles at the hoppy stuff (but is great w other styles).

Oct 13, 2021
 
3.63 by TrojanRB from Texas on Aug 20, 2021
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4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by BILLyATX from Michigan

Hadn't heard of it. Was the only IPA on draft. Very impressed.

Jul 12, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by osheamatth from New York

On tap at some joint in Austin. Pale amber in looks with decent head and nice lacing (which more than anything tells me the glassware is cleaned properly). I expected a lot more pine in the nose but it tilts toward the malt. Not unpleasant, just unexpected. The palate is a bit of a let down because if you're promoting a single hop like Mosaic, you better deliver on that. This doesn't. Finished with some bitterness but without any worthy notes. Not horrible. Could be a lot better.

May 13, 2021
 
4.5 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 01, 2021
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2.7/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by Adeezy23 from New York

Malt Alert!

Not sure how this rates this high? Extremely malty, metallic and honestly should rate in the 80 - 85 range imo. I see no date on the can so it may be old. Not sure but not good.

Jan 30, 2021
Photo of Jbrama
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Jbrama from Texas

One of my new favorite beers.

Dec 17, 2020
 
3.11 by dielzubro from Texas on Dec 08, 2020
 
4.24 by jcanales1 from Texas on Dec 04, 2020
 
4.02 by shreead from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2020
 
3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 08, 2020
 
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jul 01, 2020
Photo of IPAs_for_days_13
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

This beer pours a beautiful hazy/cloudy amber color with a small white head. Picking up a lot of pine & citrus notes, smells very hoppy. The taste follows the smell, perfect amount of hoppy bite, has a sweet aftertaste though. This beer is very chewy & coarse with a decent amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a really good IPA to sit back & sip on.

Jun 16, 2020
 
4.34 by gboley from California on Jun 11, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Hooded from Texas

Notes from 5/7/2020.
Poured from a 12oz can into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass and a Spiegelau IPA glass.
The body is copper with 2 fingers of white head in a Teku glass and 4 fingers of head in a Spiegelau IPA glass. Retention is somewhat above normal leaving a decent cap in a Teku, and there's great head retention in a Spiegelau with a moderate amount of thick lace all the way down the glass.
The intensity of aroma is medium. There are notes of peach, mango, and light pine.
The intensity of taste is medium-high. The flavor has hints of mango, peach, sweet malt, and pine. The front and mid palate seem short compared to the huge uplifting bitter finish.
The thickness is slightly above medium. It's somewhat creamy, dry, and has a medium level of astringency. The carbonation in the Teku glass is medium-low and more pronounced than most IPAs. In this case, the extra carbonation helps balance the huge bitter finish.
Overall, it's more dry and bitter than most American IPAs. It's very good but I prefer more balance in a Mosaic IPA. When it comes to local IPAs that focus on Mosaic hops, I rather have a Yellow Rose by Lone Pint.

May 25, 2020
 
3.73 by jamesthe1st from Texas on May 08, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

L- Golden amber in color with a nice decent white rocky head that lingers with the beer. Solid appearance.
S- Piney hop, earthy, floral hop, biscuit cracker aroma, boozeyness with a little bit of skunkiness.
T- Sweet, bitter and flavorful. Earthy notes, stone fruit and piney hops follow. There is no boozeyness in relation to the high alcohol content. Incredibly smooth and drinkable. Dangerous...
F- Medium bodied mouthfeel. A bit chewy.
O- A very, very well made IPA. Dangerously smooth and drinkable with the alcohol content it has. Great flavor and solid mouthfeel. A true go to beer around the DFW area. Will always seek this one out.

Mar 28, 2020
 
3.9 by Traveler1 from Texas on Mar 18, 2020
 
4.25 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Mar 03, 2020
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4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Floyd-O from Texas

A-Copper. Literally the color of copper with a great white head that disappears to a thin line of head but lots of lacing on the glass.

S-Floral Sweet and Resin hit the nose first with maybe a touch of a rubbery smell.

T-EXACTLY what a Mosaic should taste like. Light bitter fruity and smooth with those mosaic hops standing out. If you have ever had a muscadine grape, that flavor is in there somewhere toward the end.

F- With other mosaic high abv ipa’s I’ve found they hide the bitterness up front and it lingers around in the mouth afterwards. This doesn’t linger on the tongue with bitterness like others but coats the mouth in a good way. Medium carbonation.

Overall- This is one of my all time favorite IPA’s of all time. Has been for years. Their are better ones in their own right but this is always a go to choice when I just can’t make my mind up. This brewery is doing things right!

Feb 27, 2020
 
4.06 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2020
 
4.16 by chebode2 from Germany on Feb 09, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

Pours deep amber with a rocky eggshell head. Big floral, citrusy, blueberry hop notes in the aroma. Juicy hops mix with cookie dough and a bit of alcohol zip in the first sip. More alcohol heat halfway down the glass. Light carbonation and medium bodied mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness, more juicy hops and booze in the finish.

A nice IPA, the high ABV doesn’t distract from the hops, but others of the same strength conceal it better.

Jan 27, 2020
 
4.12 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jan 24, 2020
 
3.85 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Jan 07, 2020
 
4.05 by Bangs from Indiana on Nov 26, 2019
 
3.91 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Nov 23, 2019
 
4.45 by np_drinker from Texas on Nov 20, 2019
 
4.26 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Nov 18, 2019
 
4.19 by ProNR from Florida on Nov 14, 2019
 
 
4.5 by mflamar from New York on Oct 28, 2019
Mosaic IPA from Community Beer Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 798 ratings