50g Mosaic Hops AA 12.1%: 2021 Crop
Mosaic is a relatively new hop variety that was released in 2012 by the Hop Breeding Company. It’s a cross between several other hop varieties, including Simcoe, Nugget, and others.
Mosaic hops are known for their complex and unique flavor and aroma profile. They’re often used in American-style IPAs and other hop-forward beers, as well as in some lighter, more subtle styles.
Mosaic hops have a complex flavor profile that’s dominated by tropical fruit notes like mango, pineapple, and passionfruit, as well as some citrus notes like grapefruit and lemon. They also have some earthy and floral notes, as well as a slight piney character. Mosaic hops can add a fruity, juicy, and slightly spicy character to beers, and are well-suited to hoppy, hop-forward styles.
Mosaic hops have a strong and unique aroma that’s dominated by tropical fruit notes like mango, pineapple, and passionfruit, as well as some citrus notes like grapefruit and lemon. They also have some earthy and floral notes, as well as a slight piney character. The aroma of Mosaic hops is one of their most distinctive and appealing qualities, and can be a major selling point for beers made with them.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Mosaic hops are extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of beer styles. They’re particularly well-suited to hop-forward styles like American IPAs, pale ales, and double IPAs. They can also be used in other styles like wheat beers, saisons, and Belgian-style ales. Mosaic hops can add a fruity, juicy, and slightly spicy character to any beer, and are especially well-suited to beers that are meant to be enjoyed on a hot summer day.
While there are no direct substitutes for Mosaic hops, there are several other hop varieties that can be used in their place. Some good options include Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops, all of which have similar tropical fruit and citrus notes. Cascade and Centennial hops can also be used as substitutes in some cases, although they have a slightly different flavor profile. Ultimately, the best substitute for Mosaic hops will depend on the specific recipe and the desired flavor profile.
Mosaic Pale Ale
This Pale Ale showcases the tropical and fruity character of Mosaic hops. With its notes of mango, passionfruit, and citrus, this beer is a delicious and refreshing drink for any occasion.
Estimated ABV: 5.5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.012
Colour: 7 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 65c
4.5 kg Pale Malt
0.2 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L
0.1 kg Carapils Malt
20 g Mosaic hops at 60 minutes
20 g Mosaic hops at 10 minutes
20 g Mosaic hops at flameout
100 g Mosaic hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 18c
Note: This recipe assumes a batch size of 23L and a brewhouse efficiency of 70%. Adjust the amount of hops and grains accordingly if your equipment or efficiency is different.