Mosaic hops are a new variety that should become available to home and commercial brewers with the 2012 harvest. However, there is likely to be a limited supply for the foreseeable future. As interest grows in this and other new varieties, there can be a relatively rapid increase in the supply of Mosaic hops within a year or two depending upon available rhizomes and acreage for cultivation. The best way to ensure more becomes available is for brewers to make direct requests to suppliers, processors, and growers.
|Growing Region||US: Northwest, Washington state|
|α-Alpha Acids (AA)||11.5%||13.5%|
|β-Beta Acids (BA)||3.2%||3.9%|
|α-Cohumulone % of Alpha Acids||24.0%||26.0%|
|β-Colupulone % of Beta Acids||no-data||no-data|
|%Alpha Acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68°F (20°C)||75%|
|Essential Oils (ml/100g)||1.0||1.5|
|Measured Levels (% of total oils)||Low||High|
|Primary use||dual purpose|
|Flavor Characteristics||floral, tropical, fruity, earthy|
|Possible Substitutes||Simcoe, Nugget, CTZ|
|Suggested Beer Style||American Pale Ale, American IPA, Blonde Ale, Cream Ale|
|General Market Availability||Rare. Should be more available after 2012 harvest.|
Mosaic™ (HBC 369) is an aroma hop variety developed by Hop Breeding Company, LLC that was released in 2012. It offers a unique and complex blend of floral, tropical, fruity, and earthy characteristics that translate very favorably into several styles of beer. Mosaic™ is the daughter of Simcoe® (YCR 14) and a Nugget derived male.~Hop Growers of America, Guide 2012
Down Easy’s Flavor Evaluation
I have found, and ordered 4 ounces of this hop. It will be one of the very first I review with the new evaluation method I have developed. I chose this hop because it will be exceedingly rare for the next harvest or two. The evaluation method is being introduced in a book that should be out around Christmas, 2012. I’ll post my evaluation after the book release.
Information contained within the tables and text was obtained from multiple sources including the growers and stated suppliers.