Mosaic IPA
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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #99
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,234
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.57%
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
787
From:
Community Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  284
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.
Reviews: 103 | Ratings: 787 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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osheamatth from New York

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

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.

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Adeezy23 from New York

2.7/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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
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Hooded from Texas

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Floyd-O from Texas

4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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tracycramer from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A beautiful orangeish.
S: Sweet and hoppy with some fruitiness.
T: Hoppy but balanced by boozy sweetness and fruitiness.
M: Nothing outstanding, which is fine.
O: I like how its 85 IBUs, which can make it taste like a typical overwhelming bitter IPA, is balanced by the boozy sweetness and citrus.

Very drinkable considering its 8.6% ABV and 85 IBUs.

Enjoyed at home with family on 9/14/19.

Sep 15, 2019
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Kevin30462112 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange hazy color with a nice head and good lacing. Smells of hops and fruit. Nice and creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Nice malty character up front with a fruity vibe, and a good hop background. Not as complex as some better IPA’s, but still a very good choice.

Aug 20, 2019
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nizzle8287 from Texas

4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I wanted to update my opinion of this brew, since I loved it at first, but I only posted a superficial review...
Mosaic hops all over the place; this can is only a month old.
Yes, it is delicious.
No it's not excessively sweet, although there is significant malt character that mellows out the bitterness.
It's a copper-orange body with a beige head, and it's a frothy lacy mess if poured correctly.
Tastes good cold or rodeo cold.
Would I recommend this to light beer drinkers/session drinkers? Absolutely. This has double the alcohol of most lighter beers, but offers a light enough body to be sessionable, even obsessionable.
After many MANY 6 packs of cans, this brew has earned a 95/100.

Aug 03, 2019
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i've had this one every-which-way. tonight? can to glass.

A: lucky-penny: bronze/copper clear with a white foamy head of low retention that settles into a monk-cap
S: hoppy piney bitter, caramel/biscuit malt, lemon/citrus sweetness
T: follows the nose + extra mellow points for such a high abv.
F: medium body, medium carbonation, slightest coating of the tongue

Overall: benchmark achievement. one of the most balanced straight-up IPAs that I've found, and hits the balance between malt and hop beautifully. very chewy, pine hop resin with sweet citrus and malt bouncing throughout

Jun 25, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Jack.
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy semi-dark orange to amber color. Small white foamy head slid off at a fair pace. Some sly lace.
The aroma had some grassy to lemony character up front throwing themselves against a stiff caramel/toffee malt.
The flavor seemed to lean towards a rich malty sweetness then bringing in a slight damp bitter clingy hoppiness. Mellow aftertaste of lemon, grassy hops, caramel malts and a damp bitter character.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionability. Carbonation felt appropriate. Decent enough grip yet smooth. Mild grassy to lemony finish.
Overall, good for what it is, perhaps again. ABV seemed on par.

Jun 17, 2019
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hydrate from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Apr 10, 2019
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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!!!

Apr 10, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Mar 31, 2019
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mjurney from Texas

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Taste/Finish/Body:
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.

Overall:
Very enjoyable!

Mar 28, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2019-03-21
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.

Mar 22, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.93/5  rDev -6%
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.

Dec 16, 2018
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scoobford from Texas

4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Nov 30, 2018
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Spiff637 from Connecticut

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!

Jul 05, 2018
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HipCzech from Texas

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.

Jun 09, 2018
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ordybill from Georgia

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.

May 16, 2018
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PhilsPils from Texas

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.

Apr 29, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

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.

Mar 21, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
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 .

Feb 17, 2018
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