Well, life got in the way for a while, but I finally ended up sitting down with the last two brews from this series. First up is Mosaic. These were 12.3% AA whole cone hops from Freshops. The raw hops smelled grassy, with some sweet fruitiness and a hint of tomato vine.
The nose on the Mosaic beer was very powerful with citrus (I picked up both grapefruit and lime), mango and some pine/dank notes. I also got a hint of onion, but just faintly.
On the palate I get citrus and tropical fruit notes balanced with dank & piney notes. I also pick up faint herbal notes, some anise and a hint of onion/BO. Again, the onion is there, but not overpowering. Bitterness level seems to be middle-of-the-road.
Of all the hops I trialed in this series, Mosaic was the only one that I've used prior to this. It's interesting that I've never noticed the onion in any beers using Mosaic prior to this. I'm not sure what to attribute that to, but it's something I'll be looking out for in the future.
It's no wonder that Mosaic has become such a huge hit. It just screams "IPA". It's a powerful, oily, complex hop and it tastes fantastic. Every brewer who's into hoppy beer should have a pound or two in their freezer.