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Title: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 05:14:50 AM
If you were in the mood for a big bold (i.e. real) IPA and given the options which style would you choose most often?
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: euge on September 21, 2011, 07:08:58 AM
I'm a grapefruit-freak even in my bitters. So an IPA yes. Also like floral essences.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 07:27:44 AM
I'm a grapefruit-freak even in my bitters.

Also like floral essences.

nice

yeah me too
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: hamiltont on September 21, 2011, 01:39:15 PM
Pretty much grapefruit here too...  Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, and then a little Chinook & CTZ to give it some funk. Cheers!!!
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: bluesman on September 21, 2011, 01:45:51 PM
Pretty much grapefruit here too...  Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, and then a little Chinook & CTZ to give it some funk. Cheers!!!

+1

Citrusy and resiny piney.  :)
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: blatz on September 21, 2011, 03:26:24 PM
Pretty much grapefruit here too...  Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, and then a little Chinook & CTZ to give it some funk. Cheers!!!

Here, here
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: Kit B on September 21, 2011, 03:33:13 PM
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: morticaixavier on September 21, 2011, 03:34:19 PM
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.

+1 on this. I will say I prefer lots of late hops to tons of bitterness in an IPA
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 04:09:32 PM
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.

"most often" - If that doesn't solve it then find two IPA haters to cast votes for the remaining choices ;)  then you can feel really good about voting
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 04:18:14 PM
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.

+1 on this. I will say I prefer lots of late hops to tons of bitterness  in an IPA

there's only three choices, make a decision, what's the phrase - the best representation of your...

yeah...if i cant have both then I'll opt for lots of late hops
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: morticaixavier on September 21, 2011, 04:21:30 PM
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.

+1 on this. I will say I prefer lots of late hops to tons of bitterness  in an IPA

there's only three choices, make a decision, what's the phrase - the best representation of your...

yeah...if i cant have both then I'll opt for lots of late hops


however, If out of every three IPA purchases/choices I make 1 is passion fruit, one grapefruit and one 'other' than there is no most often. Thus it is difficult to choose one. As it happens I went with 'other' cause category covers a much wider range of flavours so it is more likely to be the choice 'most often' :)
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 04:49:30 PM
however, If out of every three IPA purchases/choices I make 1 is passion fruit, one grapefruit and one 'other' than there is no most often. Thus it is difficult to choose one.

yeah I know who you are - you're the guy in the wendy's drive thru lane saying, hmm should I have the number 1 because...or maybe the number 3, I like...oh, but number 5 is good too...  ;)




(maybe I am in a combative mood today)  :)
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: bluesman on September 21, 2011, 04:52:19 PM
(maybe I am in a combative mood today)  :)

I concur.  ;)
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: morticaixavier on September 21, 2011, 04:52:52 PM
however, If out of every three IPA purchases/choices I make 1 is passion fruit, one grapefruit and one 'other' than there is no most often. Thus it is difficult to choose one.

yeah I know who you are - you're the guy in the wendy's drive thru lane saying, hmm should I have the number 1 because...or maybe the number 3, I like...oh, but number 5 is good too...  ;)




(maybe I am in a combative mood today)  :)

I can honestly say I have NEVER been the guy in the wendy's drive thru at any time. but yes I do tend to stand before the beer cooler at the grocery for 10 or 15 minutes, walking back and forth, picking up a bottle then putting it back picking another one...
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
I concur.  ;)

back off pal, who asked you  ;D

yes I do tend to stand before the beer cooler at the grocery for 10 or 15 minutes, walking back and forth, picking up a bottle then putting it back picking another one...

umm that's different (i hope so anyway)
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: firedog23 on September 21, 2011, 05:14:49 PM
Mmmmmmm, grapefruit!  I am over in England (Air Force) and was adopted by my local brew pub.  We got the green light to bring out our one APA that hasn't been done in a couple of years.  It happens on Friday and we are making around 7 barrels worth of it.  Here's to spreading the taste of an APA to the locals.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: euge on September 21, 2011, 05:57:25 PM
however, If out of every three IPA purchases/choices I make 1 is passion fruit, one grapefruit and one 'other' than there is no most often. Thus it is difficult to choose one.

yeah I know who you are - you're the guy in the wendy's drive thru lane saying, hmm should I have the number 1 because...or maybe the number 3, I like...oh, but number 5 is good too...  ;)




(maybe I am in a combative mood today)  :)

I can honestly say I have NEVER been the guy in the wendy's drive thru at any time. but yes I do tend to stand before the beer cooler at the grocery for 10 or 15 minutes, walking back and forth, picking up a bottle then putting it back picking another one...

Ooooh I can get surly sometimes. ;) Usually I have an idea of what I want (IPA) but also wander back and forth looking at the other beers, getting out of people's way who are doing the same thing... I've been getting a good deal on the Latitude 48 ($6.99) so when I can't decide the price is the determining factor. Damn that Lat 48 is goood.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: dannyjed on September 21, 2011, 08:33:58 PM
Usually I like the grapefruit flavor (Amarillo), but lately I have been liking the passion fruit, mango flavor.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 09:40:34 PM
we are making around 7 barrels worth of it.  Here's to spreading the taste of an APA to the locals.

7 bbl is a great batch size, have fun.  Yep, drink plenty of theirs too.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: richardt on September 22, 2011, 05:23:04 AM
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.

+1 on this. I will say I prefer lots of late hops to tons of bitterness in an IPA

This!  I love hop flavor and aroma.  I don't mind bitterness, but an excessive amount of hop-derived grassy vegetal flavor/astringency is a turn-off.  I really enjoy the results I've been getting with the late wort hopping method.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: jaybeerman on September 23, 2011, 04:14:37 AM
Well I'm not sure if the 32 of us represent...anything.  But, I'm a little surprised at the overwhelming dominance of the grapefruit IPA.  I guess I’d say happily so, my vote went to the grapefruit IPA, but I really thought there’d be more votes for the new passion fruit IPA’s.  Makes me wonder what the national numbers are.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: boulderbrewer on September 23, 2011, 05:13:13 AM
Passion fruit with a good dose of dank to keep it real, hmm....smokey. Just saying.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: James Lorden on September 23, 2011, 02:25:17 PM
I find that I like all of the above.  For me though what is most important is that the malt bill is a delivery system for the hop aroma and flavor (i.e. very simple) and highly attenuated with bitterness on the low side for the style.  I really subscribe to the Roger Davis (Tripple Rock) way of thinking.  Once the base is set, the hop varieties don't matter - I like them all and love changing it up.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: davidgzach on September 23, 2011, 08:23:47 PM
Always used some combination of, or strictly Cascade and Centennial for my American IPAs.  Just introduced Chinook as bittering to make a 3-C's IPA which is about ready to be tapped.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: Rhoobarb on September 23, 2011, 09:28:06 PM
I've been liking the the passion fruit/Citra hops a lot lately myself.  But variety is the spice hops of life.
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: bluesman on September 23, 2011, 09:50:30 PM
I've been liking the the passion fruit/Citra hops a lot lately myself.  But variety is the spice hops of life.

+1

If I had my choice of hops...it would be "all of the above".

I just love hops in general.  :)
Title: Re: IPA hop preference
Post by: maxieboy on September 23, 2011, 10:46:24 PM
As an IPA freak, I love 'em all. Latest crush: Galaxy. Yummy tropical fruity and citrusy goodness...