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Offline gymrat

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Hop identification question
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:30:12 AM »
Has anybody tried Odell's seasonal red ale? It has a really nice fresh hop aroma. For those who have tried it, does anybody know what kind of hops those might be? Or how they got such and incredible aroma?
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Re: Hop identification question
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 12:57:22 PM »
Their website describes it as "a variety of aggressive American hops" at 50 IBU. Thinking mainly late adds of Amarillo, Simcoe and one of the C-hops. Possibly some dry-hopping as well.
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Re: Hop identification question
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 04:18:56 PM »
Amarillo and Simcoe sound right. I remember it being piney and grapefruity. Maybe Chinook too? I don't have as much experience with the other C's, but I don't think they use Cascade.
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Re: Hop identification question
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:19 PM »
I was drinking an Odell Red the other day. It has a SUPER piney resinous aroma, few other beers smell quite like that one, it used to be a favorite of mine. My guess would be tons of simcoe and chinook, and possibly some sort of hop extract.