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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2012, 07:43:32 PM »
There was a beer I had at the NHC, brewed by Tom Schmidlin, that used Mosaic. Really liked it.

Beer is the Rusian River "Hop 2 It" that Vinnie Cilurzo uses to test new hops.
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Note these are single hop beers done with 4 different hops.  For this recipe, target 37 IBU total.  The late additions were all kept the same to show the relative flavors and aromas of the different hops in each batch, so only the bittering addition was changed for each to match the target bitterness.

Of the four, Mosaic was my favorite, LR was the least favorite.
We went through 40 gallons in less than an hour - by the time I got any it was warmer and flatter.  But I agree, the mosaic was really nice, the best of the lot.  I liked the meridian too.
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2012, 08:31:52 PM »
ive read some of the posts on this thread.  are mosaic the only ones that have the blueberry yogurt taste.  ive had two different local beers that have that taste and like it a lot.

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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2012, 11:57:42 PM »
ive read some of the posts on this thread.  are mosaic the only ones that have the blueberry yogurt taste.  ive had two different local beers that have that taste and like it a lot.
Not to me.
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 06:33:26 AM »
ive read some of the posts on this thread.  are mosaic the only ones that have the blueberry yogurt taste.  ive had two different local beers that have that taste and like it a lot.

Had a Mosaic DIPA Wed. night at Bells, and I do not remember any Blueberry.

Subbed Mosaic for Simcoe in the Pliny the Elder recipe last year, and really liked that one. My wife could smell it and not say "Cat Pee", which she always does with Simcoe.

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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012, 07:46:54 AM »
Dryhop of 50:50 Calypso and Mosaic?  Thoughts?
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2012, 05:35:20 PM »
I did a all Mosaic IPA about 6 weeks ago, just finished the dry hopping.

 1oz FWH
 60 min. boil
 .75 @ 15
 .75 @ 10
 .75 @ 5
 .75 @ 0
 1 dry hop for 5 days.

I must say my initial tastes were amazing. I detect a distinct blueberry note and maybe even some blackberry/currant. I used whole hops from freshops, thank you Dave Wills for making this available to the homebrew community.
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 06:14:17 PM »
 I found this today while searching for Mosiac

http://labelpeelers.com/mosaic-hops-1-oz-pellet-p-4482.html

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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 07:00:24 PM »
I just bought 2 oz from my LHBS and made a APA with them. 4 days in the carboy so we shall see how it turns out. Smelled fantastic.

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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2013, 08:00:22 AM »
What else out there for experience?  Blatz, did you use these yet?

Seems I read they were a bit like Citra, only stronger.  Not sure where I read that.
Or are they more like Simcoe?

thank you Dave Wills for making this available to the homebrew community.

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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2013, 09:09:25 AM »
What else out there for experience?  Blatz, did you use these yet?

Seems I read they were a bit like Citra, only stronger.  Not sure where I read that.
Or are they more like Simcoe?

thank you Dave Wills for making this available to the homebrew community.

Hells yes.   8)
Mosaic is like Simcoe without the cat piss to me.
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2013, 01:58:48 PM »
What else out there for experience?  Blatz, did you use these yet?


yeah - we had a festival here 2 weeks ago and I served 20gal of my west coast IPA - 10gal with simcoe/amarillo dryhop and 10gal with mosaic/calypso dryhop.  obviously, with all the hops in the kettle and then using 2 hops in the dryhop, I didn't get a pure mosaic impression, but I thought it was fantastic - next time I am doing all mosaic to see how it ends up.  From what I got when I pulled the hop bag holding the mosaic: very tropical fruity and piney without the pungency of simcoe, but overall it thought it was very close to simcoe and I like it alot.  I wouldn't say its much like Citra, but I need more experimentation.

all that said, people at the fest seemed to prefer the simcoe/amarillo, but I think that may have been the calypso's fault  :o
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2013, 08:10:07 AM »
Thanks. 

Mmmm, mine just came in the mail yesterday, just in time for a brew weekend.
I love it when the mail lady has to drive down the driveway to deliver a Freshop Box! ;D

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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2013, 08:11:43 PM »
I am currently drinking a Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA. It is finished with mosaic hops. This is my first experience with mosaic. I like it....different, but I'm a fan. I would say that it is has a sweet-earthy taste. The aroma is amazing. As far as the beer goes...it is 9.4% ABV and would compare it to Troegs Nugget Nectar, but bigger.
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2013, 08:54:13 PM »
Every time I read these threads it costs me money.  Just got 8 oz of Mosaic because you all seem to like it.  I'm sure it will be awesome but I've got an unopened lb of Simcoe for the same reason.  I'm a sucker for peer pressure. 
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Re: Mosaic Hops?
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2013, 12:22:09 AM »
There's a saison IPA here with all mosaic that's fantastic. My co-worker describes it as having a green tea taste. Definitely some simcoe flavors and could probably be substituted with simcoe. Either way I have a smash beer with pale malt and mosaic. Tastes fantastic. We have both whole leaf and pellets around so they're definitely out there. The distributors are limiting how much everyone can order.