Hop Profile

Updated on March 27, 2016

Hop Profile: Mosaic

Released just two years ago (and previously known only as a string of numbers and letters), the Mosaic hop is the daughter of the bittering hop Simcoe. The wonderful tropical and citrus fruitfulness of Mosaic is complemented by a contrasting earthy, piney taste. The high-alpha (11.5 - 13.5%) Mosaic hop is fantastic (and predominately found) in American pale ales and IPAs - including Dinner, the fantastic double IPA from Maine Brewing Co. One of the younger hops out there, Mosaic calls the United States home and was developed thanks to Hop Breeding Co.  
    1. Origin

      Released in 2012, the Mosaic hop is the daughter of the bitter, earthy hop Simcoe, and was developed by Hop Breeding Co. Full of citrusy, floral and piney flavors, the hop has achieved popularity despite its young age.
    2. Characteristics

      With leaves hugging the compact cone, the Mosaic hop is beautifully shaped, with an organized and tight-knit appearance. The taste ranges from natural, floral notes to both citrus and pine, and some people enjoy creating single-hop IPAs with this flavorful hop.
    3. Vital Statistics

      Typical Use: Dual-purpose Alpha Acid: 11.5%-13.5% Country: United States Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, American Wheat Flavors: Citrus, tropical, fruity, earthy, floral, pine Similar hops: Simcoe, Cascade