Mosaic IPA | Other Half Brewing Co.

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Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
BA SCORE
4.44/5
Outstanding
Mosaic IPAMosaic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Notes of grapefruit, peach, kiwi, pineapple, all fresh and wet but cut with dewy grass and just a hint of pinecone. The taste is slightly biscuity with a surprisingly assertive malt backing. A hint of stinging bitterness at the end.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#323
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
390
pDev:
6.31%
 
 
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 390
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma is really dank and vegetal with spinach, cabbage and chives. Taste follows, really vegetal, oniony, herbal, medium bitterness on the finish. Full bodied, really smooth on the palate. A really dank IPA, smooth and extremely hoppy.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall definitely a good IPA, but not the best I've ever had from OH. The Mosaic hops are showcased nicely, but overall I think I prefer them as a blended hop from Other Half than on their own.

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Photo of Wayne17
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good IPA indeed. Tons of floral, cirtusy, and dank aromas and flavors. Mosaic is a great hop to be showcased on it's own. Must say I dig Amarillo and Mylar bags a little more than this one though. I also enjoy Yellow Rose a touch more as far as single hope mosaic IPA's go but if offered, I'd happily drink this all the time.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably one of the finest single IPAs I have ever had. Gloriously juice and delicious! Need to find more of this stat! Tons of hops here but still drinkable.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.86/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - semi-opaque nectar out of the can. Deep bready orange hue with yellow fringes. Head settles quickly, but leaves crater-like bubbles of all sorts of sizes. Some craters are made up of a bunch of tiny bubbles! Okay, enough with the look, the smell is getting overwhelming!

S - hints of dank citrus from across the room. Complex and rich pineapple and spicy wet earth. A deep resonating candied orange peel. Lemon sherbet and an all-around "full" aroma that simply saturates the senses.

T - drinks like liquid candy. Full-flavored sticky pineapple and orange dripping with hop oil. Peppery spices spackled throughout with a crisp, clean grapefruit hoppiness that somehow makes its way to the front of the line despite the oozing, sweaty, humid, tropical company sucking it into the dank side. Lemondrop candy finishes with a mealy kiwi like it says on the tin.

F - mouthfeel is a dream. Nectar is goddamn right, this feels like royalty to my tastebuds. Thick and creamy and juicy without being sludgy and syrupy. Retains just the perfect amount of airiness to make it drinkable. The low carbonation blends beautifully with the sweet flavors making this a surprisingly easy-drinking but downright decadent treat. Liquid candy.

O - OH can do mosaic no wrong. Probably the top brewery at the moment for mosaic beers. This beer transcends all other mosaics, imparting a delicious, frothy, creamy dessert of an IPA. Everything from the mouthfeel to the nose to the taste blends wonderfully with the other. Well done.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up when it was released a few weeks ago and finally got around to it tonight as I'm going through all of my Other Half beers in order by age. Even though Other Half's collaborations tend to be their standout beers, this was pretty impressive and possibly the best of their single-hop offerings. Everything that makes an IPA and a beer from Other Half enjoyable was present here and this was very tough not to crush down, as I needed time to warm this up and review it!

This had the pour that one would expect from an Other Half beer - dank, full, and reminiscent of fermented orange juice. The head settled in beautifully in my glass and the rings of lacing were present, but much thinner than I would have guessed before opening this. Massive amounts of dankness, stone fruit, kiwi, and melon in the nose with all of those in the taste. Blueberry juice, hints of booze, and pineapple came out in the taste as everything meshed well together. Light cereal malt with some cracker, candied sweetness, and mosaic hops that tasted like weed gave this plenty of depth and color to the body as the carbonation was just enough to keep these flavors from feeling too heavy or lingering too long.

As others have alluded to, this was another beer that I've had from these guys that would be easy to get drunk on, given how hidden the alcohol was. Equally dank and juicy, thick and thin, and bitter and malty, this was an amazing beer that showed how a single-hop offering can be on par with those that have two or more in them. I just can't figure out what the "El Cee Em Oh" on the bottom of the can was - maybe it has to do with the date of 10/20?

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Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head with lace. Golden sunset orange color.

Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and some earthy hops. A bit of bitterness but mainly soft until the finish. Some resin in the aftertaste.

Solid, but I get an odd flavor it it that originally reminded me of French fries. It's good but not 4.5 good.

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Photo of frozyn
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful orange-peach color with an effervescent white head.

Tons of tropical fruit on the nose - mango and pineapple, a little rind, and also some kiwi and blueberry. Definite

Taste follows the aroma closely, very nice fruitiness. The dank bitterness from the aroma adds a pine note and ensures the beer isn't just a sweet fruitbomb. The first couple cans I had definitely had a very grassy, very earthy flavor to them, but a couple weeks has seen the beer mellow into a more developed offering.

Medium feel, but somehow feels quite light on the tongue with a little zip to it. Nice carbonation.

Really great single hop offering -- one of the best Mosaic-focused ones I've had. Very easy drinking, but the 7.2% ABV would make this an easy "how did I get this drunk?" contender. Very much looking forward to the next time it is released.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow! What an awesome single-hop beer from OH. Normally single hop beers can be a bit one dimensional in flavor but mosaic provides a depth of flavor and aroma that makes it, in my opinion, the ultimate hop if you're doing a single varietal.

Look: light orange color with a very nice medium to medium plus haze and a finger and a half of creamy head.

Smell: Dankness up front but then explodes with peach!

Taste: Definitely has lots of peach on the front of the palate but finishes with that characteristic OH bitterness. Just a hint of turpentine on the back end as well.

Overall(Style Point): For a single varietal hopped beer this thing is amazing. I am blown away by how much depth of flavor OH is able to coax out of just mosaic. 98.5 points!

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Slightly darker peach, pumpkin, and honeycomb hues with an evident haziness and rich white foam head
S: Pineapple, mango, and peach with a mild dankness
T: Juicy and tart grapefruit, fresh kiwi, pine resin, tangerines, buttered biscuits, and that signature subtle onion punch that Mosaic brews cleverly espouse
F: Medium bodied with a slightly juicier finish than I'm used to with OH brews
O: It's been awhile since I had a straightforward single hopped IPA and Mosaic fully delivers. Despite the simple hop profile, this beer provided a complex, citrusy and balanced flavor profile. Wonderful showcase for one of the most popular hops in the game at the moment. Glad they brought this one back!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn, NY.

This one pours a slightly darkish orange-amber, with a small head, and a lot of lacing.

Smells like blueberry, grapefruit, heavy duty herbal and bitterness, and just a hint of malt.

It tastes basically the same. I'd put it behind Galaxy and Citra, but it's still really nice. It's very fruity and sweet, almost like a fruity pebbles flavor. There's a good earthiness and bitterness here. This is really hard edged, definitely drinkable but volatile.

It has a biting but crisp mouthfeel, with a good level of carbonation.

A great example of OH's dank af hop weapons. Cool stuff.

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Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional beer from a great brewery! I had this on tap at the brewery. Great color, nice aroma, and a great taste! Well worth the trip out to the brewery!

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Photo of Rizzy17
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a teku glass. Canned 8/15.

A: A hazy orange with a pale white head that almost dissipates completely within a few minutes.
S: Very aromatic. Lots of tropical fruit. It smells very juicy.
T: Very citrusy and again lots of tropical fruit. Juicy. Taste is very similar to the smell, which doesn't happen all that often. Almost no bitterness.
F: Bubbly with a nice mouthfeel.
O: Very very nice. I like this a lot. So juicy! It reminds me of Tree House Alter Ego.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love Mosaic hops so had to give this a go

L - bright orange and slightly hazy

A - excellent aroma from the mosaic hops. Love sticking my nose in and around the glass to get a whiff of them

T - Very nice flavor....again, I love mosaic so this is right up my alley.

M - med carb/bodied....wish it was a bit more "sticky"

O - One of the better beers I've had by OH

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Photo of AnalogErik
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing IPA - citrus smell and taste just blast you when you pour and sip. This is an absolutely awesome beer, and another representation of what other half is doing - creating amazing single-hop killers.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yellow Rose is my favorite beer. And that's without question. So when I found out one of my favorite breweries would be brewing a Mosaic IPA, I flew in (coincidentally), stood in line, and got a case of the stuff. I was not disappointed.

Aroma is spot on: mosaic front, mosaic finish. Taste: incredible. Very very good mosaic flavor without suffering from the mellowing or cardboarding that I feel most mosaic beers have suffered from on the finish.

This is wonderful. And the fact that I found three cans lurking at the back of my fridge five weeks later that were still good is just icing on the cake.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a big fan of mosaic hops, but I'll give it a try. 16 oz. can into a snifter (at the office)!

A - A beautiful bright, slightly hazy orange. It's so bright that it's lighting up the room. Half-finger of off-white head is sticking around with no bubble poppage.

N - Been smelling it from a few feet away, and it is pungent. Bright, fruity, juicy hops are filling up the room. Definitely citrus; lots of pineapple. Good stuff.

T - Yeah, just not my favorite hops. It's well-crafted, nicely bitter, and finishes very clean. It's an impressive beer, for sure, and I'll score it high for that, but give me citra hops any day.

M - Silky smooth, and turns into froth immediately. Like by the time it goes down it's not liquid anymore, and that's always cool. This really is a masterpiece.

O - Extremely well done by OH.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a tulip glass, the beer has a pale orange filtered body, with a white head that isn't really there, maybe due to a not very aggressive pour. Solid lacing.
Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, very fresh and bright.
The taste is ridiculously fresh. Benefit of getting it the day after canning. You can taste some bready malt in the background, makes it very well balanced. Mouthfeel is great, get that feeling when its so fresh that you're chewing on the hops.
Great IPA, love this single hop beer. Shows how good mosaic is

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Photo of captainkrad
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange. Subtle pine and citrus nose. Crisp, clean, earthy green grassy pine resin with grapegruit and perfect malt backbone. Love this beer!

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Photo of shaemmerle
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the perfect IPA for me. Huge piney aroma, mango/melon flavors, and a perfect balance of hop and malt. The hop is showcased extremely well here. The malty notes that are left on your tongue, you can just chew on all day. One of the best smelling beers I've ever come across and certainly one of the best fresh IPA's I've ever hard. So thankful my friend made the trip to Brooklyn and shared some with me.

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Photo of Tommo
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a super nice beer. Resonably strong bitter flavor and the very low malt dont go together that well for me, but the floral notes more than make up for it. Would seek out again

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a snifter. Hazy orange body. Huge garlic mosaic aroma. Wow. Strong garlic. Taste is almost as garlicky, but it has a bit of tropical fruit. Some pale malt sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This is really good, but super heavy on the garlic mosaic aroma.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this at The Festival of Dankness. Smell was super funky. Kind of a burnt rubber/stink bomb thing going on I wasnt a fan of. I feel like something was up with the line or something, though, because the taste was awesome. Just a really strange smell. May have to revisit this one.

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Photo of Zonk
4.82/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aromas explode from the can upon opening, could smell it across the room even before pouring. Really sweet dank resiny, almost sweaty aromas. Some tropical fruits and cut grass on palate with a clean crisp finish. Just a world class IPA.

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Photo of Rivian211
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wonderfully well balanced ipa. Pours with a nice airy head. Very floral and tropical on the nose. Tastes of citrus, mango and maybe a little pineapple. Delicious to say the least. Very impressive

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Mosaic IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 390 ratings