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What is your favorite bittering hop for American IPAs?

Cascade
0 (0%)
Centennial
1 (3.1%)
Columbus (CTZ)
16 (50%)
Magnum
6 (18.8%)
Simcoe
1 (3.1%)
Bravo
1 (3.1%)
Chinook
4 (12.5%)
Galena
3 (9.4%)
Northern Brewer
0 (0%)
EKG
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 32

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Offline yso191

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Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:00:37 AM »
Following up on the 2 hops thread, here is your opportunity to vote for your favorite bittering hop in the context of American IPA's.  I encourage you to post why you voted the way you did.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 10:07:29 AM »
I don't do too much bittering in an IPA (I like FWH, 10, 5, and flameout), but I like CTZ for the harsher bitterness that I expect in an IPA.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 10:12:59 AM »
I like warrior, I find it provides a nice clean bitter to my beers either as a FWH or traditional addition
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 10:15:46 AM »
I really like warrior for bittering an American IPA. I prefer the smooth, clean bitterness it adds.

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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 10:24:36 AM »
I like warrior too, but I voted for CTZ on this list because some of these I would not put in an IPA and others would be a waste for bittering.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 10:30:29 AM »
Chinook is on the list twice, but I could only vote for it once!  :)
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 10:39:58 AM »
I use Magnum for bittering in everything except IPA where I use Columbus.

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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 10:51:46 AM »
Chinook is on the list twice, but I could only vote for it once!  :)

i voted for the other chinook
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 10:54:12 AM »
I use a lot of Nugget for bittering. Got a pound and need to use it.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 11:08:07 AM »
Yup, I use Nugget too. I have been using a lot of Galena and like it. The thing is, all the hops on that list would work given the right time:amount and that is what keeps brewing so much fun....the permutations are endless.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 11:26:25 AM »
I voted for CTZ, but one that is not on there that I use all the time is Perle. I like the range the AA is in for my needs, and the kind of bitterness it gives. CTZ works wonderfully for my IPAs as well.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 11:30:21 AM »
I voted Columbus. I love the "dankness" that it adds to an AIPA. I feel that it is more dynamic that the traditional bittering hops, which makes it fit this category for me. Chinook is also good, but Columbus takes it. Often times, I'll combine the two.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 11:45:28 AM »
I use Galena in my go to IPA recipe. I've found that it complements the citrus hops I prefer very well.

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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 12:11:58 PM »
I removed the second chinook and added the one vote it received to the first chinook.
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Re: Favorite Bittering hop for AIPA
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 12:44:04 PM »
Magnum is easiest for me to find.