Resurrecting a dead thread, but I'm curious. I have some new Apollo from YVH I was planning on using in my next IPA. How do y'all feel about Apollo as a flameout/dry hop addition?Personally, I've had some fantastic Apollo and some mediocre ones. I'm guessing that the end result depends on growing and harvesting conditions.
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At its best, Apollo is like the perfect marriage of Amarillo and Columbus, plenty of tangerine with some dank resin to back it up. The mediocre Apollo I've had has none of the orange notes and is just nondescript "resin" without much depth to it.
I did an Apollo SMaSH last year, it also had nice apricot overtones. It was good. Hop quality does vary yet everything from YVH this year has been stellar; no complaints. Your hop addition schedule looks great.
8.2% is way too syrupy for me yet Vinny pulls it off nicely. Wondering if it's the sugar addition that makes that possible.
Adding Eureka to the next order!