« on: April 08, 2011, 05:47:47 PM »
It seems that IPAs have the biggest range for types of hops that can be used. It seems like it used to be a narrower range, but now I see Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, whatever. I'd like to know what other people use for American IPAs. Does anybody have any combinations that work well? Or hops you are attached to for bittering, aroma, or flavoring? I was thinking of trying to incorporate some type of balance between citrus and piny, or citrus and earthy. I am also fascinated by single hop strains. It just seems the options are overwhelming, in a good way, but if anyone has any favorites I'd love to hear about them. Ive been experimenting with Amarillo, and feel they'd be better with some other hop to balance even though they can be used in a single hop beer. I have more experimenting to do.