Mosaic & Eureka IPA
The Hop Concept Brewing

Mosaic & Eureka IPAMosaic & Eureka IPA
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The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
4.11 | pDev: 6.57%
Jun 24, 2018
Jun 24, 2016
Mosaic & Eureka IPAMosaic & Eureka IPA
Notes: Our flagship series of dry-hopped IPAs explores the limitless combinations of our favorite classic, new and experimental hops. Each one is crafted to bring out the complementary characteristics of the different varietals - and deliver a solid hit of bold, crispy freshness.

Mosaic & Eureka
Two heavyweights with complex flavors meet head-on in this one-of-a-kind IPA. Mosaic - probably one of the most aptly named hops - fuses an array of tropucal fruit, citrus and berry with mild herbal, earthy and pine characteristics. Heady Eureka hops emphasize heavy pine, underlined by mild floral notes and rounded out with dank aromas.
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Reviewed by claminat420 from Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber poured heavily into a standard pint glass. no bottling date detected.

Appearance- a slight hazy straw color with a frothy off white head. leaves thick lacing.

Aroma- biscuit malt with some orange citrusy hop action.

Taste- like the aroma but with some dank (weed) flavored hops! really nice. abv is well hidden and the bitterness isn't anything crazy.

Mouthfeel- solid medium body. good carbonation. slick and oily.

Drinkability- easily gonna crush this and I hope I find more soon.

Overall- this is a great American imperial/ double ipa. it's super hop forward. if you're looking for more of a malt profile go look elsewhere. has a bit of a herbal hop presence in the taste also. super solid.
Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jan 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Nov 05, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutHunter from Michigan

3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I picked up a bottle of The Hop Concept Brewing's Mosaic & Eureka IPA last week for $6.99 at The Lager Mill. I've never heard of this brewery before and I thought I should just take a chance on them and see what this beer is all about, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's got a nice and clean design, but it isn't the most eye catching. It poured an amber and golden color that was pretty hazy and it took on more of an amber color when held to the light and it had two fingers worth of slightly creamy and slightly chunky off white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and the impart a mix of citrus rind, light tropical fruit, green hop, piney and dank hop aromas with the fruity hops and green hops sticking out the most. Up next comes a little bit doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart some pale malt, light caramel malt, bread crust. bready and sweet malt like aroma. This beer has a good aroma, I like the hop profile and it has good balance.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts of with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time it's not as fruity with the green hops and dank hops showing up a little more. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they show up just as much to make the taste nicely balanced. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, the hop profile is nice and dank and the balance is good.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it woks well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice and beer and nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in a nice IPA and I thought the hop profile was solid and the balance was pretty good. This beer had nice drinkability, a couple glasses would be the perfect amount for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and the balance, to me those are the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is that the hop profile wasn't a little more like the aroma in the taste. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice IPA. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think all it needs it a little work on the hop profile and this could be a very nice beer. It made for a good first impression for me and I'm interested in trying more of their beers and it's a nice example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a nice and well balanced IPA, keep it up.
Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by StoutSnob40 from California

Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a two finger creamy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pineapple, tangerine and earthy hops.

T - The taste is tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit and caramel malts finishing with bitter grassy hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Super solid west coast IPA. Nice mix of citrus and earthy hops. Definetly worth checking out.
Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by midlifec from Michigan

Oct 05, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by lochef81 from Michigan

Oct 04, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by dental from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was just released to my area. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, light honey/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; despite the increasingly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Fairly aggressive, but not overwhelming on bitterness. Super vibrant/dank and a bit juicy on hops; nice pale malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. Very well attenuated for the ABV, never heavy feeling. Really great mix of balanced hop complexity all around. The earthy/resiny Eureka compliments the citrus/fruity/tropical Mosaic really well. A highly enjoyable offering.
Sep 16, 2017
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Rated by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
9-13-17 - On tap at The Confessional.
Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by wlynch from California

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4 by JoshuaDay from Georgia

Aug 24, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by InfernoBoss from California

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by kaseydad from California

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by txx675rx from California

Aug 04, 2017
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow! An amazingly good piney IPA! This is my greatest impression. Looks and smells proper, very promising, you know that this is something outstanding. The pine is overwhelming, both in smell and taste, they say it is the Eureka. Mosaic, on the other hand brings tropical and citrusy flavors and the balance is just phenomenal, although I appreciate the greatness of the pine in this brew. This is my first one from the Hop Concept but this IPA is so good that I'm very fascinated to try out their others. Refreshing, interesting, enjoyable with a perfect balance of taste, smell and experience! Anytime again!!!
Jul 27, 2017
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice mix of piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good IPA to drink for a while.
Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Oct 11, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by JamFuel from Sweden

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2016
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deliciousness in a glass. This has some citrusy notes, with orange and madrina highlights, and a touch of pith. Hint of pine on the finish to compliment the citrusy mélange, with that classic west coast body. I liked it.
Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by Mbaldyga from Florida

Sep 11, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by Vlaminck from California

Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by BeerBucks from New York

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by Shockey from Ohio

Sep 02, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Sep 02, 2016
Mosaic & Eureka IPA from The Hop Concept Brewing
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