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Brewed by:
Steady Habit Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly A Hop And A Dream: Mosaic IPA

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 59
Photo of PicoPapa
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler filled at the brewery hours ago. Pours a murky burnt orange color with no head. Trace amounts of lacing. The aroma is a sweet blend of mango, papaya, peaches and green tea. The taste is tons of ripe and juicy peaches with mango and papaya. Slightly herbal and piney towards the finish but the main flavor I get is the peach. Lightly toasted malts peek through at the end along with more herbal/piney notes. Mouthfeel is my only issue since there seems to be very little carbonation but it doesn't hurt it very much. Dry. Overall, a solid IPA I'll grab again.

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Photo of ElmCityBeer
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful light amber with lovely, opaque yeast suspension. Smells like a tropical fruit basket: strawberries, peaches, mango. The taste is juicy, but not in an unpleasantly sweet way. A natural burst of fruit flavor atop a delightfully pungent hop punch. The best part of the beer is the finish: too many juicy IPAs finish sweet but this goes dry at just the right time, leaving your lips puckering and needing another sip. Simply my favorite Conmecticut IPA and a perfect example of what a single hop beer can be.

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Photo of Mr2Saint
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great offering from Steady Habit Brewing. These guys know what they're doing. Pours hazy, 1" pillow head. Tropical, fruity notes. Pineapple, mango and papaya. The Mosaic is very evident. I already see myself finishing off both 750 ml bottles tonight. Do yourself a favor if you're in the central CT area and swing by Steady Habit.

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Photo of MikeM417
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another very solid hoppy offering from Steady Habit. I really like what they have going on over there and will be sure to stop by to try everything they put out.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The smell is really amazing, and the taste follows suit. The mosaic hops create a myriad of tropical flavors ranging from citrus and mango, to pineapple and papaya. Poured fresh from a growler it didn't leave much head (strangely), and the mouthfeel was a tad too thin. I would like to revisit this one for a second opinion, but the smell and taste were above reproach. Definitely worth seeking.

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Photo of nebula1999
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Popped the flip top bottle and the aroma of fresh hops filled the immediate space around me. I knew this was going to be good. Poured a bright yellow-orange with a thick 1” white head into SHBC snifter. I let this growler sit for a few weeks and it clarified the brew somewhat, so the glass of beer was shimmering. The mosaic hop character is potent and distinct, yet clean. Tropical zesty citrus goodness, almost candy-like. I honestly couldn’t take my nose away from the glass. Such a pleasant and alluring aroma.

Taste was clean and full of a nice creamy slice of tropical fruit (mango, papaya, etc). Citrus there too but not as pronounced. The creaminess thins rapidly though, and is replaced by a moderately strong bitterness and lingering dryness…then chalkiness leaving my mouth with that green apple essence on the teeth. Almost too dry for my taste. The aroma is its strongest quality. And for all its majesty, there is something missing in this beer leaving it a little unbalanced for me. Maybe it’s the sudden bitterness/dryness that seems to overpower me. I admit, I am a fan of a more malty IPA that still has a pronounced and noticeable hop character. Maybe I am being picky. Hey make no mistake this beer is amazing and the brewers hard work and effort is much appreciated, but it falls slightly short of -out of this world-.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Bright and hazy straw color with fluffy white head. Thick sticky lacing.
S: Floral aromas with tropical undertones. Herbal dankness comes through as the beer warms.
T: Tropical flavors, especially pineapple stand out to me. But there are also a nice bits of mango and peach flavors coming through. Super tasty.
F: Really nice feel; dry with a nice prickly carb. Not at all thin, but the body is dialed in to a big single IPA.
O: This is a really choice single-hopped mosaic. It's one of SH's best.

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Photo of Pahn
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750ml growler split 2 ways into tekus.

Appearance: Cloudy orange. I'm a fan of the unfiltered look of these New England IPAs. Good lacing.

Smell: Dank and fruity. Everything the Mosaic hop has to offer. Smells amazing.

Taste: Even better than the smell. Like the great IPAs of VT and NEBCO, this beer (like the other (India) Pale Ales I've had from Steady Habit) is noteworthy for what it lacks: no off flavors, no out of balance elements that diminish the experience. Everything is either standout excellent (perfect dryness, powerful hop flavor) or just ushering the greatness along (soft juicy mouthfeel, just enough carbonation, the slightest bit of pale malt).

Mouthfeel: Spot on. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, soft/creamy body with lots of attenuation keeping everything crisp.

Overall: Excellent beer, definitely worthy of being a staple in their lineup. Not quite on the world-shattering level of NEBCO's Locust Reign or Coriolis, but honestly I think it's a better beer than Supernaut (which I've had recently, and is also pretty fantastic).

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Photo of Gastone
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from SH today.

Pours a cloudly light orange. Tight and lacy head. Lots of US hop flavors including pleasant earthy and almost wet hop herbal notes. A very creamy mouthfeel carries the respectable number of IBUs at the finish. Alcohol hidden.

So drinkable. Hopefully they continue to make this. Would never have guessed it was single hopped.

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Photo of CTJman
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The amount of mosaic used really shows. The nose on this beer is beer is amazing and the taste matches. great mouthful which reminds me of every great new england style ipa. This will be one I want every time its on tap.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a hazy yellow color, white head, good lacing and retention. The smell is awesome, loads of Mosaic hops (which I love), The taste is also very good, nice fruity bitterness with a subtle sweetness to balance it out. The feel of the beer is smooth and very drinkable. Overall it's a great IPA from a small CT brewery.

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Photo of Onemoresolo
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yum! This is a delicious showcase of the Mosaic hop. Bright and complex with a great dank mango flavor going on, excellent bitter/dry finish.

Excellent mouthfeel with those flaked oats, reminiscent of Hill Farmstead's hoppy offerings, but along with that fluffy feel, it still packs an ample hop zing.

More please!

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Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 59 ratings