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Commercial examples of hops
« on: March 02, 2013, 06:51:37 AM »
I've poked around  here and there -- I'm looking for an index of hops that includes commercial examples of beers brewed with each hop. I realize it's not that clearcut since more than one hop will nearly always be present, but the conversations about hops I haven't (knowingly) tasted make me want to try beers brewed with them--especially before committing to brew with them.
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 07:04:27 AM »
I'm not sure such an index exists, but Mikkeller does a single hop series if you can get it in your area. 

I honestly found one of the best ways to learn about individual hops was to collect 6-7 gallons of simple wort (90% 2R, 5% Munich, 5% C40), and do 5-6 separate boils, each with a single hop.  Usually makes a decent beer too!

Plus, you now have an idea for a blog!

Honestly though, its probably brewery to brewery.  For instance, a newer brewery in Baltimore (Union - very limited distribution) uses all Galaxy hops in the APA.  Not sure if that is on the website, the owner told me at the launch party, so you may have to do some hand-to-hand research.
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 07:06:43 AM »
I was about to update my post but you posted first. :-) I did find this blog:

http://therulingglass.blogspot.com/p/a-drinkers-guide-to-hops-archive.html

Thanks for your insights -- I have considered the small-batch idea and actually that could be a fun brew day.
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 08:19:56 AM »
The Mad Fermentastionist had a post about a week ago with a bunch of examples.

Found it: http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2013/02/american-ipa-hop-bills-and-analysis.html
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 10:18:41 AM »
The Mad Fermentastionist had a post about a week ago with a bunch of examples.

Found it: http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2013/02/american-ipa-hop-bills-and-analysis.html

Thanks, AmandaK! I'm adding that as a bookmark on my iPad so I can do mobile "research."
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Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 12:02:31 PM »
I've also found that if you find a beer you like and search it on the web or brewery's site, many will list a general grain bill as well as hops used
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 08:03:50 AM »
I've also found that if you find a beer you like and search it on the web or brewery's site, many will list a general grain bill as well as hops used

Indeed. It's the reverse that's harder!
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 09:13:06 AM »
I've also found that if you find a beer you like and search it on the web or brewery's site, many will list a general grain bill as well as hops used

Indeed. It's the reverse that's harder!

Yes it is! I just consider research and development ;D
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 06:02:58 AM »
I've also found that if you find a beer you like and search it on the web or brewery's site, many will list a general grain bill as well as hops used

Unless you try to email Lagunitas when you fall in love with DayTime... my emails fell into a black hole out in Petaluma.  :(
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Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 06:56:05 AM »
I've also found that if you find a beer you like and search it on the web or brewery's site, many will list a general grain bill as well as hops used

Unless you try to email Lagunitas when you fall in love with DayTime... my emails fell into a black hole out in Petaluma.  :(

Had the Same experience with 5 Rabbits here in Chicago, asked some basic questions regarding their 5 vultures chipotle spices beer and never got a reply, not even a thanks for raving about the beer! Shame......
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Re: Commercial examples of hops
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 04:50:20 PM »
I've also found that if you find a beer you like and search it on the web or brewery's site, many will list a general grain bill as well as hops used

Unless you try to email Lagunitas when you fall in love with DayTime... my emails fell into a black hole out in Petaluma.  :(

Had the Same experience with 5 Rabbits here in Chicago, asked some basic questions regarding their 5 vultures chipotle spices beer and never got a reply, not even a thanks for raving about the beer! Shame......

I recently contacted Bell's about their Java Stout. I was more than pleased with their response. I consider Bell's to be my favorite brewery....They extended that gap because of their response. I posted their response in this thread....
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=14762.0
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