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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 06:29:56 PM »
everyone else is wrong. Centennial and Columbus for America style. Magnum and Hallertauer Mittlefruh for Germany styles. And whatever you want for Belgium styles. Don't listen to these knuckleheads.
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 08:28:22 PM »
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2014, 09:30:32 PM »
I am really liking Galena for a bittering charge, clean and smooth. I think, (with a little more experimentation) that this may very well end up as my go-to hop for the bittering addition.

I do like Mosaic a lot, but I have to agree with most everyone here on Cascade. Great hop, very versatile, and can be used in almost every style of beer.
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2014, 09:33:12 PM »
Nelson Sauvin and Apollo. Apollo is the perfect marriage of Columbus and Amarillo to me. Nelson is everything I like about Cascade with a little extra.

After those I'd go with:
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Motueka
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2014, 10:08:42 PM »
If I could only use two fuggles and ekg. 

Or cascade and chinook.

But that's just because  I prefer English styles. 

Others i like a lot.
Nelson sauvin
Moteuka
Mosaic
Amarillo
Willamette
Galena
Centennial
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2014, 11:16:06 PM »
If I could only have 2, they would be Magnum,, EKG, Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Saaz, Simcoe, and Amarillo.

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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2014, 03:04:01 AM »
If you're looking for versatility... Centennial is the ticket. I rarely leave it out if an IPA. I also saw a list a couple years ago and cents were the most widely used hop in commercial IPAs. As far as the other or goes, start with Simcoe, but you can't go wrong with chinook or Columbus as IPA bittering hops. Amarillo, citra, galaxy, mosaic, cascade.... All good fir ipas.

I find it more of a bargain to buy pounds to half pounds. But be we warned, if you start buying in bulk, prepare to have your freezer full if hops within a year lol
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2014, 04:10:30 AM »
I agree, for American IPAs Centennial is the the ticket. To my tastes, Centennial and Columbus blend with the Centennial being the dominant hop at 75:25 is a great hop combo to build around and fine for a 2 hop beer. But also fun to build around (Amarillo, Simcoe, etc.)
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2014, 04:50:00 AM »
+1 to Centennial as the most versatile American hop. It's the hop I build around for IPA pretty much every time. Blends well with pretty much anything. Great with Cascade in APA too.
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2014, 05:36:40 AM »
Amarillo and Columbus for me.  They blend nicely.
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2014, 06:37:11 AM »
everyone else is wrong. Centennial and Columbus for America style. Magnum and Hallertauer Mittlefruh for Germany styles. And whatever you want for Belgium styles. Don't listen to these knuckleheads.

I love all those, too.  Personally my favorite hop is Hallertauer and I use it in dang near all my beers especially since I grow my own so I always have some available.  But the OP was asking about APA and IPA so that's why I didn't mention it before.  Columbus is awesome too.
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2014, 06:40:13 AM »
If you're looking for versatility... Centennial is the ticket. I rarely leave it out if an IPA. I also saw a list a couple years ago and cents were the most widely used hop in commercial IPAs.

Which is probably why I rarely use Cents in an IPA. I can buy a dozen commercial IPAs that taste like that at any of my local bottle shops. Good hop though. It compliments EKGs nicely at low levels in British Pale Ales, and is really nice with Motueka to enhance the citrus note.

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I find it more of a bargain to buy pounds to half pounds. But be we warned, if you start buying in bulk, prepare to have your freezer full if hops within a year lol

+ 1 - when I told the wife I needed a chest freezer for brewing she thought it was for storing hops, not as a fermentation chamber.
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2014, 07:55:00 AM »
Is OP just looking for two hops to build hoppy beers around or two hops to be the only hops in several beers?
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2014, 07:55:18 AM »
If one is brewing a lot of IPA's then buying hops by the pound is a necessity. 
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Re: Two hops...
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2014, 08:02:01 AM »
Simcoe and either Amarillo, Columbus or Cascade for IPAs/PAs.
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