Hop Profile: Mosaic - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile

Updated on February 18, 2020

Hop Profile: Mosaic

Full of vibrant berry flavors and an earthy complexity, Mosaic hops have quickly become a darling of the craft beer world. Released in 2012, the Mosaic hop is the daughter of the bittering hop Simcoe. The wonderful berry 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.


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 immense popularity despite its young age.


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.

Vital Statistics
  • Typical Use: Dual-purpose
  • Alpha Acid: 11.5%-13.5%
  • Country: United States
  • Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, American Wheat
  • Flavors: Berry, citrus, tropical, fruity, earthy, floral, pine
  • Similar hops: Simcoe, Cascade
Beers to Try

Ninkasi - Mosaic Single Hop IPA Deschutes- Fresh Squeezed IPA Maine Beer Company- Dinner

Beers to Brew
Mosaic Single Hop IPA
New England IPA 
Unicorn IPA