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Title: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: yso191 on April 01, 2014, 05:17:35 PM
This list Could be very large.  Please vote for your favorite Flavor/Aroma hop for American IPAs.  Usually this is done using more than one hop so on this poll vote for 2.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: tschmidlin on April 01, 2014, 05:25:37 PM
How is there no cascade on this list? ;)

Cents and simcoe then.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: garc_mall on April 01, 2014, 05:27:56 PM
How is there no cascade on this list? ;)

This!

I chose Cents and Amarillo, but those are actually 2 and 3
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: denny on April 01, 2014, 05:28:52 PM
Amarillo and Columbus for me.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: Stevie on April 01, 2014, 05:29:59 PM
How is there no cascade on this list? ;)

Cents and simcoe then.

Yep, and I voted the same way.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: gman23 on April 01, 2014, 05:41:31 PM
A vote for Cascade and Simcoe here. I went with Amarillo since Cascade is not listed.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: denny on April 01, 2014, 06:31:44 PM
A vote for Cascade and Simcoe here. I went with Amarillo since Cascade is not listed.

I just added Cascade.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: jweiss206 on April 01, 2014, 06:41:31 PM
My favorite IPA creation of mine makes heavy use of Falconer's Flight and Mosaic. Great combo along with Citra.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: yso191 on April 01, 2014, 07:14:17 PM
A vote for Cascade and Simcoe here. I went with Amarillo since Cascade is not listed.

I just added Cascade.

Thanks Denny!
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: morticaixavier on April 01, 2014, 07:17:25 PM
I too voted for cascade and simcoe. mostly because i JUST did a cascade/simcoe IPA and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: yso191 on April 01, 2014, 07:20:25 PM
How is there no cascade on this list? ;)

Cents and simcoe then.

Showing my probationary status here, but I have never used Cascade, and thought it was more of a bittering hop.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: blatz on April 01, 2014, 07:24:04 PM
Showing my probationary status here, but I have never used Cascade, and thought it was more of a bittering hop.

ok april fools, haha.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: gmac on April 01, 2014, 07:45:51 PM
I also have yet to use Cascade in 4 yrs of home brewing.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2014, 07:58:16 PM
Wow, that shows how far things have come !  When I started, Cascade was the dominant LHBS hop by far for ales. Recipe books had Cascade in most recipes, appropriate or not.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: a10t2 on April 01, 2014, 08:58:22 PM
Wow, that shows how far things have come !  When I started, Cascade was the dominant LHBS hop by far for ales. Recipe books had Cascade in most recipes, appropriate or not.

I think that's a lot of why I got burned out on Cascade roughly a decade ago and haven't really used it much (at home) since. Not that there's anything wrong with it per se; I just feel like with the progress that's been made in hop breeding over the past few years, I can cherry-pick whatever aspect of Cascade I want in a particular recipe, and select another hop to get me there.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: garc_mall on April 01, 2014, 09:03:48 PM
Wow, that shows how far things have come !  When I started, Cascade was the dominant LHBS hop by far for ales. Recipe books had Cascade in most recipes, appropriate or not.

I think that's a lot of why I got burned out on Cascade roughly a decade ago and haven't really used it much (at home) since. Not that there's anything wrong with it per se; I just feel like with the progress that's been made in hop breeding over the past few years, I can cherry-pick whatever aspect of Cascade I want in a particular recipe, and select another hop to get me there.

I like the fact that cascade has a bit of everything (Citrusy, flowery, touch of piney), and it just adds complexity while sticking with whatever I want. For Example, if I want a citrus bomb IPA, I can use Amarillo and Citra, and the flower and pine support the citrus, but make it more complex. If I go the other way, and use Simcoe and Chinook, I can use the citrus to give me some extra complexity. It is almost guaranteed that I will have Cascade in any American style I make.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 01, 2014, 10:03:10 PM
Wow, that shows how far things have come !  When I started, Cascade was the dominant LHBS hop by far for ales. Recipe books had Cascade in most recipes, appropriate or not.

I think that's a lot of why I got burned out on Cascade roughly a decade ago and haven't really used it much (at home) since. Not that there's anything wrong with it per se; I just feel like with the progress that's been made in hop breeding over the past few years, I can cherry-pick whatever aspect of Cascade I want in a particular recipe, and select another hop to get me there.

I like the fact that cascade has a bit of everything (Citrusy, flowery, touch of piney), and it just adds complexity while sticking with whatever I want. For Example, if I want a citrus bomb IPA, I can use Amarillo and Citra, and the flower and pine support the citrus, but make it more complex. If I go the other way, and use Simcoe and Chinook, I can use the citrus to give me some extra complexity. It is almost guaranteed that I will have Cascade in any American style I make.

I agree. I don't use Cascade alone anymore, but I do like it in a blend. It is a unique blend of floral/citrus/slight pine, and I like those same combos for the same reasons. Amarillo/Cascade/Centennial/Columbus in the right ratio covers the spectrum for me, unless I go for a fruitier IPA , or occasionally a more piney one. It's another hop that plays well with pretty much everybody.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: fmader on April 01, 2014, 11:04:23 PM
Centennial and Simcoe
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: ibru on April 02, 2014, 04:35:43 PM
 Voted for Cascade and Columbus (Chinook not on list), but like a variety using Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial alone or in combinations.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: redbeerman on April 03, 2014, 01:50:19 PM
Amarillo and Centennial, Simcoe, and Citra too.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: reverseapachemaster on April 03, 2014, 03:18:27 PM
No chinook? I really enjoy the pine/citrus mix in a pale or IPA.
Title: Re: Favorite Flavor/Aroma Hops for AIPAs
Post by: 69franx on April 08, 2014, 04:40:34 PM
As stated in bittering comments, I have only made 3 IPA's so far. The Pliny clone(extract kit) with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial was the clear choice among friends, but I like my all first all grain attempt at style with Amarillo and Cascade best for flavor so far. Cant wait to expand my hop experiences with all the other wonderful hops you all recommend here!