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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 11:45:47 AM »
I've made a few IPA's with Mosaic and simply love it.
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 12:09:58 PM »
"A menagerie of hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. A multi-dimensional hop experience."   From Green Flash. 

It's interesting how differently people perceive the hop characteristics.  I'd look up your favorite beers and see what they use, lots of breweries list them.

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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 01:52:34 PM »
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I'm a big fan of Columbus or Chinook for bittering IPA.

I completely agree. 
Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo are my go to hops for IPA's.
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 02:02:08 PM »
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I'm a big fan of Columbus or Chinook for bittering IPA.

I completely agree. 
Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo are my go to hops for IPA's.

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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 04:06:34 PM »
I'm a big fan of Columbus or Chinook for bittering IPA.

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I have also started to use Nugget quite a bit as well. It doesn't give quite as much of a bite as Chinook or Columbus, but it's not as neutral as something like Magnum, either.

For flavor/aroma hops my favorite combos have been:
Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra
Amarillo, Columbus, Ultra
Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Motueka
Caliente, Centennial, Amarillo, Motueka
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 04:21:21 PM »
Columbus, Chinook, and Nugget are my favorite IPA bittering hops by far. I love Warrior though on some IPAs where I dry hop (depending on the combo) more than usual. It keeps the overall hop impression within limits IMO.
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 05:44:24 PM »
amarillo and simcoe
amarillo, simcoe & citra
amarillo, simcoe & centennial
centennial & simcoe

i had a lot of those hops as you can see....


i just grabbed some zythos for the first time as well as some mosaic.  not sure what to expect from mosiac.
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 06:13:02 AM »
I guess what I'm looking for is something similar to Green Flash West Coast IPA.  I a clone recipelike the grapefuity taste of that.  Mostly just want to try something different, but I don't want to use clashing flavors, or something that would be completely inappropriate.

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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2013, 07:14:56 AM »
Am I the only one that likes English IPA's? Challenger,Fuggle,and East Kent Goldings make for an excellent IPA.

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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2013, 08:17:16 AM »
another new and fruity hop is El Dorado, I used it as a dry hop in a chinook/cascade/amarillo based IPA...was very nice.
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2013, 12:51:45 PM »
I made a double IPA at an Iron Brewer competition with El Dorado hops and I have some for dry-hopping as well. Hopefully it will be good.
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2013, 07:24:09 PM »
I heard good things about Williamette? I read an article a week or so ago that recommended it for APA/IPA
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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2013, 07:54:08 PM »
amarillo and simcoe
amarillo, simcoe & citra
amarillo, simcoe & centennial
centennial & simcoe

i had a lot of those hops as you can see....


i just grabbed some zythos for the first time as well as some mosaic.  not sure what to expect from mosiac.

I made a 10 gal ipa with 8oz centennial in the boil and 4oz mosaic dry hopped.  one of the best beers ive made, will be a regular line up.  mosaic is great.

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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2013, 10:41:08 PM »
Re Willamette - It's one of my favorite aroma hops. They says it's actually fuggle, maybe genetically but to my nose and taste its cascade lite

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Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2013, 05:47:51 AM »
Am I the only one that likes English IPA's? Challenger,Fuggle,and East Kent Goldings make for an excellent IPA.
those can make a very nice English IPA.

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