I like the Galaxy/Citra combo. I use it in a golden ale and recently in an APA. I like it. Here shortly I'm going to revisit mosaic. I have not liked it in the past and picked up garlic/onion with it. I found an unopened pound of it in the freezer. So, I'm hoping that this was from a different harvest and is as great as everybody else says it is. It's going to go 50/50 with Azzaca in a session IPA... Not a pale ale, but I'll be using that combo. I've not used Azzaca yet either.I used Azacca recently in an IPA and I didn't care for it. It smelled good when I added it during the boil and flame out, but it tasted mild and herbal when the beer was ready. I think it might be a decent hop for a amber or darker beer.
That's weird. I used Azacca in an APA and really liked it. I got lots of citrus, mango and some herbal and pine character. Did you blend it with some other IPA-type hops that might have covered it up some? Just curious.
I used it at a 3:1 ratio with Cascade with additions @ 15 min, 0 min, and dry hop. I don't think the Cascade covered up anything at this amount. This was the first time I ever used it, so maybe it's too early make a judgment on it. It smelled similar to Amarillo when I added it to the boil with a nice orange, citrus aroma. The finished beer had more of a Cascade aroma with some pine and low citrus. The flavor was not strong with a earthy, herbal, or possibly woody taste. It seemed that if I used another hop with Azacca like Columbus, Citra, or Mosaic it might get totally lost...or maybe it would not. Seems like some more tinkering.