Mosaic is the new citra and I love it. Adnams Jack Brand Mosaic is an amazing example of why. Described as citra on steroids the Mosaic hop is currently my go to variety. It is a daughter of the Simcoe hop variety and a Nugget derived male, has high alpha acids and unleashes a tropical, blueberry, tangerine, floral, and earthy aroma.
Very fruity and citrusy this single hop craft beer is a well balanced but punchy Pale Ale that is full of flavour but not so much so that you cannot have more than one.
On a recent holiday to Southwold I almost exclusively drank this highlight from Adnams’ Jack Brand collection. Each bottle and draft pint was lovely and I didn’t get bored of it, if anything loving it more.
“Made with, you guessed it, Mosaic hops, this pale blonde has bags of personality with bold mango, peach, lemon and pine flavours and a dry hoppy finish. Brewed with Pale Ale malt, some Lager malt and a touch of light Cara. This single hop beer is made with Mosaic hops at each of the four stages of the brew process. This imparts bold hop characteristics, including peach, mango, lemon and pine flavours and aromas.” (Adnams Jack Brand)
The Jack Brand collection is superb and the Dry Hopped Lager is noteworthy, as is the Innovation, which first appeared on this blog some time ago, but for drink ability and flavour, the Mosaic Pale Ale steals the show for me.
I was in Tesco last week and picked up two Adnams Jack Brand tasting boxes containing 2 x Mosaic Pale Ale, 2 x Dry Hopped Lager and 2 x Crystal Rye IPA. Definitely worth a purchase.