Mosaic IPA
Lost Nation Brewing

Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,251
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,370
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.47%
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
626
From:
Lost Nation Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  26
Gots
  162
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
Notes: Our single hop IPA is brewed and dry hopped with Mosaic hops. Clean and crisp with an incredible balance between juicy fruit flavors and hop bitterness.
Reviews: 143 | Ratings: 626 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Pivopijak from Washington

3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

can into glass
Thick, white head. Mostly clear, medium gold look. Light, floral and spiced malt aroma. Heavily citrus peel and herbal flavored, with an ample bite that lingers. Medium light body.

Oct 16, 2021
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

**
08/08/21

can to snifter

LOOK: golden yellow color, light haze, medium off white head, good retention.
AROMA: pine, lemongrass, regular grass,
TASTE: green wood, resin, hairspray, ash. Some citrus notes quench a little, but hard to get through the tacky wood/resin/ash.
FEEL: light to medium body, good carbonation,


**

Aug 08, 2021
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izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow. Big foam. Very dank aroma. Big dank hop body. Strong bitter finish. More of an old school IPA. A little watered down but pretty good.

Jun 19, 2021
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ANIMOUL from Vermont

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

Very good IPA - not too NEIPAy. Pour straw yellow with a nice head; decent lacing as you sip your way through the foam / beer. Light citrus smell with equally matching taste. A bit on the watery side but a very good beer!

Dec 05, 2020
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours muddy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. Good brew.

Dec 02, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) to a conical pint glass; canned 05/06/20.
A: Pours a cloudy, lemon yellow color with a no more than one finger, white head, rim plus retention, and little or no lacing.
S: Aromas of white grapefruit, lemon, barley, oregano, and light pine. Barley and oregano strengthen as it warms.
T: Semidry. Palate flavors largely favor the nose with definitely lemon core, but again barley and oregano predominating. Slightly peppery bitterness is light with a clean, refreshing finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Palatable, but not to my liking. Far too vegetal for my taste, to be honest.

Jul 04, 2020
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tbrax34 from New York

2.91/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My 4 pack (from Shaw’s in Ludlow) seems overcarbonated. Can’t pour it without excessive foaming. Once that settles down it tastes ok, if a bit sour for my taste. Not terrible, but nothing I’d buy again.

Jul 02, 2020
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bfmalle from Rhode Island

3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I normally love Mosaic hops. I tried three different cans in a four-pack; they were all disappointing. No head when poured, a little dirty golden-brown, neither cloudy nor clear. Bouquet quite yeasty, a (pseudo) Belgian note, kind of thin and bitter on the palate. I rarely pour beer away, I did it with this one.

Jun 12, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can split with my brother-in-law. Tons of tropical fruit and citrus aroma and flavor with some wheatiness. Mild bitterness. Clean, crisp, and tasty. Surprisingly, my wife liked it and she very rarely likes IPAs of any type.

Dec 25, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, turbid, burnish dirty orange with lots of brown. Almost zero head is produced. A razor-thin collar lines the perimeter. Not an attractive beer.

Nose: But the aroma on this is just insane. As soon as the can is cracked, there's just tons of cilantro, grass clippings, lime leaves, slightly fermented raspberries, tortilla chip, unripe guava, and a whole lot of petrichor. Unmistakably Mosaic. Insane levels of Mosaic. Also very dank for Mosaic. Like a "dirty Mosaic".

Palate: This may be the first example of a Mosaic beer I don't totally enjoy. It definitely is a "dirty", dank Mosaix profile. Similar to the earthiness of Simcoe. Lawn clippings and cilantro arrive first. There's this lime-like character to it, bit again, it's "dirty". There's so much chlorophyll. Just a green, herbaceous, macerated smoothie of leaves and twigs. The bitterness that comes in towards the finish is very plant-like. Not piney. Not citrusy. It truly does taste like a plant smoothie.

Mouthfeel: This has to be the finiest effervescence I've ever encountered. Millions of microscopic bubbles dancing about your palate. It's fuzzy. Truly champagne-like.

Overall: I'm really torn. I've always enjoyed Mosaic. The fruity, berry side of Mosaic. This is one of the funkiest, earthiest, most herbaceous beers I've ever tasted. It's a bit too out there for me, but I'll give it credit for uniqueness. I just let my mother (who does not enjoy IPAs in the slightest) try it, and she offered to drink the rest of the can. She loved it. Just shows it's all subjective. My score is a meaningless number. I did not enjoy this, but one of you, reading this review, standing in the aisle looking at the beers and contemplating whether or not to buy this one...one of you will absolutely adore this. Give it a go.

Jun 23, 2019
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GHow from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Lost Nation. Nice cloudy grapefruit juice color that shapes the taste . It has unique blend with the DDH mosaic mix that leads to tart flavor. I'll sample more LNB.

Jun 22, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Green hued straw color with a whitish cloudiness. Good starting head which fades to a thin layer of bubbles. Limited lace--minor spots and streaks.

The smell is mostly grapefruit rind. It's hard to tease out the malt base which features the faintest of tropical fruit.

The flavor is similar to the smell in that the malty base is so very brief (and not sweet like the smell). Highly carbonated with a light to neutral body which enhances the biting hop bitterness. Not smooth but also not extremely harsh; definitely bitter with a long lingering aftertaste.

Mar 02, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow color with foamy off-white head. Aroma is citrusy but also grassy and herbal, quite surprising for Mosaic hops. Taste follows with the grassy notes, also citrus forward with a bit of green tea bitterness on the finish. Medium body with medium to high carbonation. Nice but nothing really special.

Jan 05, 2019
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the scene of the crime.

Very pale yellow whit a nice white cap. It looks like a grapefruit juice and lemon juice blend. Ring lacing.

Citrus and floral aromas; lemon, grapefruit, floral, light malt.

Malt flavor load then the juicy hop flavors. lots of citrus. Something earthy.

Juicy and refreshing with a lingering bitter hop finish.

Fantastic aroma, very enjoyable.

Dec 18, 2018
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WaffleNugget from Vermont

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy, amber with a really light dissipating head. Minimal lacing.

S: Sweet, malty, a bit of citrus. Much more of a kind of ripe fruit than citrus.

T: Tangy hops, very juicy and lush. Piney aftertaste that comes together a few sips in.

F: Fairly clean, really minimal carbonation for an IPA.

O: Single hop IPAs are great to get a good sense of the particular strain of hop. Mosaic isn't quite as enjoyable to me as some others (citra, in particular), so this isn't exactly right up my alley. This is a sweet-smelling and straight-forward IPA that has some nice malty notes, but ultimately isn't that complex. It is really easy to drink and very juicy, but if you're deep into the NE IPAs coming out right now, this might be a little tame for you.

Sep 15, 2018
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft in a nonic pint glass

hazy opaque, yellow greenish color with thick white head. big fruity citrus and dank piney hop aroma. nice mix. taste is moderately bitter, similar flavor. thin to medium bodied.

Feb 19, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 11.17.17
Poured into a teku 1.28.18

Pale hazy yellow, some carbonation, two finger billowy, frothy white foam cap, no lacings, settles to islands of foam

Fragrant citrus, lemony aroma

Taste has a bit of lemon, bit of grapefruit

Very sudsy, nice hop bite, lingers on

Good beer

Jan 28, 2018
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a tall boy, canned 11/1, into a willibecher. More lemony citrus than I usually get from mosaic....still, lots of great earthy berry notes. This has a very good nose and taste, with a nice crackery malt base that is a good vehicle; in fact, this part of the beer together with the bitter back half reminds me a bit of Daisy Cutter, which I love. As for this one, while good, I wouldn't move it up into the great category. It is fairly one note and the mouthful, though it comes through with some nice bracing herbal bitterness is nonetheless a little wet, thin, and (surprisingly) watery. Maybe all the Trillium I've been drinking is spoiling me, though...

Nov 19, 2017
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours hazy yellow with a nice head. The aroma is of stone fruit with some very light dankness. The taste is well balanced and with a lingering bitterness. However, there is lots of butterscotch-like diacetyl which is not pleasant. Fairly thin bodied for the style.

Nov 02, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is hazy, translucent straw-yellow with a soapy white head. Very good retention, with some spotty lacing.
The aroma is tart pineapple, lemon peel, white grapefruit flesh, green/unripe blueberry, cracker/pilsner-like malt, soft minty pine.

The palate is zesty, bittersweet citrus--lots of pith and peel of lemon and grapefruit. There's a nice pop of pineapple, a hint of white peach, a tiny hint of unripe blueberry. The malt is light, crackery, pilsner-like. Finishes crisply, slightly dry, very clean for most IPAs, with just a lingering undertone of earth and soft minty pine.

The mouthfeel is light but not watery, well-carbonated, very crisp, clean, lightly dry and snappy. Like a hoppy pilsner, or a less-dry saison.

An excellent IPA! A good clean, sessionable IPA, with nice Mosaic hop flavors. Highly recommended to fellow hopheads.

Oct 28, 2017
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chazmatz from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Picked up in my local liquor store...a lonely single. It poured very light straw yellow, with a head as thick as a poker chip, with very small bubbles and light carbonation.

Nose is sour and fruity, like a hint of grapefruit rind mixed with a bit of floral hoppiness.

mouthfeel is substantial with carbonation making a resurgence with each sip to keep the body thick.

Taste is thin and light with very little aftertaste. Resin like pine settles on palette after a few sips.

Oct 14, 2017
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shrimplypibbles from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

like most of the best things in life this beer is underrated & taken for granted. original juice bomb. at the ready in many of those shops that sell fermented beverages in the heart of vt(gas stations for chrissakes). the ancients would enjoy this recipe. enjoy fresh!

Oct 09, 2017
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Smcavoy from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amazing beer. Smells fruity and hoppy. Taste follows the nose. I’m getting some guava and clementine type fruit accompanied by light bready Malts. Finishes with light but dank hops. Very low carbonation; goes down smooth. I’d consider this to be a session ipa. Very similar to notch’s left of the dial or founders all day ipa. Cheers

Sep 22, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Purchased at the Woodstock (Vermont) Country Club

A hazy white gold color. An all white foam cap is quick to recede to a sparse cover and outer ring.

Extremely bold hop aroma. Tropical fruit juice, pineapple, light honey scented malt followed by an earthy and musky dry hopped effect in the end. A very strong, hop-filled nose.

Man o' man is this one juicy!! A full on hop-juice bomb. The earthy and musky aroma that you can smell in a subtle way, becomes the up-front and dominant aspect of the Mosaic hops and light, crispy malt flavor. Light pineapple, earthy herbs, dried golden wheat, subtle honey in the crispy malt is all very impressive. I really enjoy single hop IPA's because it allows you to fully understand and enjoy the nuance's of just that hop strain. This one is surprisingly earthy with tangy and dry leafy tones, ending witj a refreshing, juicy hop thing. Pretty unique.

The mouthfeel is lighy and clean, juicy and refreshing with a slight dry...earthy bite. Super clean!!

Not bad complexity and the hop flavor is to my likeing. A bit mellow in overall impact that has a light and very easy manor.

Sep 12, 2017
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tvv375ia from Iowa

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L -Pours a very hazy straw yellow, less than a finger of white head dissapates fairly quickly.

S - Like others have said it smells like pineapple

T - Nice fruity tastes of pineapple and citrus

F - Little thin but not to the point of being watery

O - Nice sessionable beer, I would call it a Pale Ale but overall it is good

Jul 30, 2017
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