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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012, 02:43:46 PM »
The only problem with "all-late-hopping" is that you need twice as much hops (or more)--there does come a point at which it becomes 1) more expensive, 2) more complicated (wort loss/transfer issues), 3) changes the bitterness and flavor (e.g., more smooth, less bitter--not necessarily what you're looking for in an IPA), and 4) increases your chances of vegetal/grassy flavors due to the higher hop charge.

Keep the Warrior at 60.

I like the complexity of hop flavors by multiple, yet small, additions over the last 20-30 minutes.
Save 0.5 oz each for flameout, and 1 oz of each for dryhopping (if 1:1 amarillo:citra).  
If you prefer the 2:1 ratio (amarillo:citra) then double the amount for Amarillo.

I agree!  I also love that hop combo.
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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2012, 07:32:46 AM »
Here is what I brewed:

.75 16.7AA Warrior @60
1.5 Amarillo @15
0.5 Citra @15
1.5 Amarillo @0
0.5 Citra @0

I will dry hop with 3 oz of Amarillo and 1 oz of Citra

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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2012, 07:37:16 AM »
Looks great! 

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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2012, 07:52:13 AM »
The airlock smelled good this morning!

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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »
Wow! I kegged this Sunday morning.  I pulled a pint when I was siphoning and even at room temperature and uncarbonated it smelled amazing.  It had sat on 3 oz of Amarillo and 1 oz of Citra for 2 weeks.  I love the aroma of this combo.

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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 02:33:30 PM »
 8), awesome.  Nice to hear how it came out!

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Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 09:05:28 AM »
I am finding I like the aroma more than the flavor.  It needs another hop like columbus, chinook, or summit in the combo I think to add some contrast to the amarillo and citra. I do think I could have bittered it more too.