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More floral hops, less grapefruit
« on: March 16, 2012, 05:35:58 PM »
Can someone tell me which hop varieties give a more floral aroma and not a grapefruit flavor?

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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 08:27:07 PM »
I find Styrian Goldings gives a great floral aroma with no grapefruit. My favorite hop in fact. I made a really great SMaSH with it, MO, and 1469. Good times.
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 08:42:57 PM »
Huh, interesting. I found this about Styrian Golding "is thought to be Fuggle introduced to former Yugoslavia circa 1900" ( https://www.crops.org/publications/cs/articles/44/2/411 ) My wife is from that neck of the woods. Small world...

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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 09:49:03 PM »
Most of the really floral hops to my nose have some grapefruit to them. Amarillo, Centennial, columbus. Citra, in spite of its name, has no grapefruit to my senses. It is all Mango sweet tea to my tastes - but very floral. Aurora is a very floral hop to me (assuming you can still find it - I haven't seen it in a while), crystal has some nice floral characteristics. I think hallertauer mittelfrüh is very floral as well, perhaps a bit herbal as well depending on what you get and/or what year you get it (I actually haven't used it in a few years.)

I'm sure others can fill in the gaps I am missing, but those are places to start.
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More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 09:59:35 PM »
I find Strisselspalt to be pretty floral without a hint of citrus.


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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 10:08:03 PM »
I find Strisselspalt to be pretty floral without a hint of citrus.


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Did I not say that? I meant to say that. definitely a good choice, similar to mittelfruh.
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 11:14:37 PM »
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 05:55:13 AM »
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 06:08:35 AM »
As Keith has said, Hallertau Mittelfrueh is very floral.  It you buy "Hallertau" it can be Hallertau Gold or Hallertau Tradition, which are nice hops but not Mittlefrueh.  Just make sure you are buying Hallertau Mittelfrueh.
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 05:20:24 AM »
Sterling and Saaz are the two that give me the most floral aroma.

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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 11:35:42 AM »
I find Styrian Goldings gives a great floral aroma with no grapefruit. My favorite hop in fact. I made a really great SMaSH with it, MO, and 1469. Good times.

masswinhester - I've been experimenting with Styrian Goldings and 1469 as well.  Did a Timothy Taylor Landlord, a "masterpiece" according to my British friend.  Yesterday I repitched the slurry into an English Mild using Styrian Goldings.  I love the combination of that hop and yeast.  Have you done much else with 1469?

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 01:15:18 PM »
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 03:45:25 PM »
Lots of the New Zealand hops (NZ Halleratuer, Pacific Gems, etc.) seem to be real floral with no citrus.

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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 04:28:07 PM »
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Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2012, 05:48:20 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definitely going to have to brew up some small batch, single hop beers so I can learn each variety.  There's a local brewery who makes great beer but their IPA tastes like grapefruit juice (Intuition I-10 IPA). The can says they use Columbus, Summit, Cascade, and Centennial.

It's interesting that Citra and Hallertau Mittelfreuh were suggested.  I just read that Citra is a blend of Hallertau Mittelfreuh and some others. I'll certainly check out both of those.

Am I correct in noticing that the finish of a beer and change how I taste the hops? So could a more sweet beer impart a more fruity hop taste?

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