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Mosiac Hops
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:21:40 AM »
Can anyone share their experience with using Mosiac in pale ales or IPA's? I'm considering ordering some this week.


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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 10:14:46 AM »
They stink.  I love them even less than Simcoe.   :P  Which is probably why so many people love them more than I do.  Treat them just like Simcoe, except they're even more stinky.   :D
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 10:20:13 AM »
They are dank and stinky... Just used some in an IPA in tandem with Amarillo. Still in the fermenter, so no tasting or scent notes...

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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 10:30:35 AM »
To me, they are Simcoe minus the cat pee + fruity, blueberry character.
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 10:57:43 AM »
Oh, I detect even more cat pee than Simcoe, and also a certain sweatsock kind of thing.
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 12:16:14 PM »
Simco bitter with Mosaic late equals mango to me. Try Deschutes Fresh Squeezed

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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 08:31:08 PM »
Mosaic is wonderful for a single hop IPA.  Love it.

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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 09:44:19 PM »
I did a single hopped with them to see what I thought and they were alright but I didn't get any of the alleged blueberry or melon notes. I also did not get any cat pee. They were ok but I didn't see them as much different from what else is out there. I felt it was an example of too much hype about a new hop.
I will use what I have left but in a blend with other US C hops.

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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 09:50:08 PM »
I get big citrus notes (grapefruit/lime) along with some mango and tropical fruit. There is also some pine, dankness and faint onion to my palate. The onion fades quickly and isn't as offensive as something like Summit.
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 03:46:27 AM »
I get no comparison between mosaic and Simcoe, but I find mosaic mysterious. I've had mosaic hopped beers that are fruity and taste wonderful, and I've had them where I get a strong garlic flavor. I think serving temp has an effect too. I find it better I've cold. I think if it is complimented with the right combination of hops (which I don't know one), it can be amazing. But for now, I'm struggling.
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 04:12:43 AM »
I've got a couple pounds of pellets and a couple pounds of whole leaf that I am itching to try! Maybe this week if I can get some empty carboys lined up!
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 04:50:50 AM »
Try Deschutes Fresh Squeezed

Did this last night. Loved it. May try to make something like it since I have a pound of Mosaic in the freezer.
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014, 02:59:13 PM »
everyone's taste buds are different thus all the different responses. I love mosaic, that fresh squeezed stuff is fantastic. For me, Summit, all I get is onion and broth, absolutely disgusting. Sometimes I get cat pee out of citra too... sometimes not. Its going to depend on your taste and I think when you use the hops will have a huge impact on what you taste. For me personally, save citra, summit and mosaic for 15m or less.
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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 08:11:54 AM »
Try Deschutes Fresh Squeezed

Did this last night. Loved it. May try to make something like it since I have a pound of Mosaic in the freezer.

I did one that came close, I'd suggest simcoe early and mosaic late and go easy on the mosaic.

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Re: Mosiac Hops
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2014, 08:12:52 AM »
Try Deschutes Fresh Squeezed

Did this last night. Loved it. May try to make something like it since I have a pound of Mosaic in the freezer.

I did one that came close, I'd suggest simcoe early and mosaic late and go easy on the mosaic.

Deschutes lists Nugget, Mosaic, and Citra
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