Mosaic IPA has undoubtedly become my favourite of the four IPAs in Akasha’s core range.
The single hop release went permanent in August 2019, having become a crowd favourite when it made periodic appearances in 2017 and 2018.
Whereas I find the Akasha flagship Hopsmith IPA a little chewy on the palate, Mosaic IPA feels considerably more attenuated; lighter in body with a drier finish.
We’ve discussed the origins of the Mosaic hop with brewer Luke Scott previously on the Drinks Adventures podcast.
In Akasha Mosaic IPA, the hop displays its lovely candy, tropical and grassy hop flavours in perfect unison with subtly sweet malt; supremely balanced for maximum drinkability.
As an aside, its relative in the Akasha Projects Range – Double Hazy Mosaic IPA – is surely the company’s standout hazy expression.
Fingers crossed Double Hazy reappears very soon.
ABV: 6.8 per cent
RRP: $24 (4-pack)
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