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Title: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: yso191 on April 22, 2014, 04:30:37 AM
As I mentioned in another thread, Hop Union gave the local Homebrew Club some experimental hops back in January. I came away with 6 oz. of HBC 291 (total oil 2.3, AA 11.7).  Aromas are supposed to be majoring on floral, spicy, citrus.

So I brewed a Pale Ale using .45 oz. CTZ at 60 minutes for bittering for 22 IBUs.
Then 3 oz. of 291 at 2 minutes for 9.7 IBUs.
And dry hopped the remaining 3 oz. for 5 days

The aroma was very floral - I thought honeysuckle, and had a notable grassy aspect.  Additionally there was a tropical fruit hovering beneath those, I thought guava.

The flavor majored on Salmonberry and lemongrass.

Overall a very interesting hop.  I will guess it will be a success but not a major player.  It could be stunning in just the right recipe.
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: denny on April 22, 2014, 03:02:21 PM
Cool.  Thanks for the report, Steve.
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: IckyT2012 on October 17, 2015, 03:40:27 AM
Does anybody know if its possible to obtain this hop? I tasted in in Sierra Nevada's Harvest series and I'm hooked. Super bitter up front, piney on the way down, and the bitterness completely disappeared among the citrus back end - best of all hop worlds. I need to find a source or another beer that uses this hop.
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: klickitat jim on October 17, 2015, 03:53:36 AM
Salmon berries and lemon grass would play all day in a saison.
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 17, 2015, 04:12:39 AM
HBC-291 was one we got to rub hops off the bine at Hop School when we went to Perrault farms. That smelled nice.
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: S. cerevisiae on October 19, 2015, 06:56:50 PM
The flavor majored on Salmonberry and lemongrass.

What the heck is a salmonberry?
Title: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: Stevie on October 19, 2015, 07:29:00 PM
A orangish (most often at least) raspberry like berry. Looks a bit like salmon eggs. Very popular in Alaska and western Canada. Salmonberry is to Alaska what Marionberry is to Oregon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/19/c41d8798d0cd2400c695839ba76aa52b.jpg)
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: denny on October 19, 2015, 09:17:12 PM
The flavor majored on Salmonberry and lemongrass.

What the heck is a salmonberry?

You're not from around here, are you?  ;)
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: denny on October 19, 2015, 09:17:48 PM
A orangish (most often at least) raspberry like berry. Looks a bit like salmon eggs. Very popular in Alaska and western Canada. Salmonberry is to Alaska what Marionberry is to Oregon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/19/c41d8798d0cd2400c695839ba76aa52b.jpg)

I've got them all along the banks of my stretch of river.
Title: Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
Post by: homoeccentricus on February 29, 2016, 07:38:05 PM
Duvel brings out a Triple Hop every year, with a third hop besides Saaz and Styrian. This year it's HBC 291. As I'm not a Duvel fan, and even less a Triple Hop fan, I was not even going to taste it, but I guess now I will have to, for science. To check whether I taste an unknown type of west coast berry.