Mosaic - (US)

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Mosaic - (US)
Hop Type: Dual-Purpose
Origin: United States
Alpha Acid: 11.5 - 13.5%
Similar Varieties: Citra®
Common Styles: American Pale Ale, IPA

Known as HBC 369 until its release in 2012, Mosaic™, as the name implies offers a complex array of desirable aroma and flavors. It is a daughter of Simcoe and a Nugget-derived male. Mosaic™ is often compared to Citra, with which it shares a respectable alpha content but a highly-desired oil profile that makes it most commonly used for flavor and aroma. Its exotic, fruit-laden bouquet lends itself well to American-style IPAs, saisons, wheats, and Brettanomyces-fermented beers. It offers strong impressions of citrus oil, balsam pine, blueberry, peach and tropical fruit (especially mango, but also shades of lime and mandarin orange).