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HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« on: April 21, 2014, 09:30:37 PM »
As I mentioned in another thread, Hop Union gave the local Homebrew Club some experimental hops back in January. I came away with 6 oz. of HBC 291 (total oil 2.3, AA 11.7).  Aromas are supposed to be majoring on floral, spicy, citrus.

So I brewed a Pale Ale using .45 oz. CTZ at 60 minutes for bittering for 22 IBUs.
Then 3 oz. of 291 at 2 minutes for 9.7 IBUs.
And dry hopped the remaining 3 oz. for 5 days

The aroma was very floral - I thought honeysuckle, and had a notable grassy aspect.  Additionally there was a tropical fruit hovering beneath those, I thought guava.

The flavor majored on Salmonberry and lemongrass.

Overall a very interesting hop.  I will guess it will be a success but not a major player.  It could be stunning in just the right recipe.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 07:14:58 AM by yso191 »
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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 08:02:21 AM »
Cool.  Thanks for the report, Steve.
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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 08:40:27 PM »
Does anybody know if its possible to obtain this hop? I tasted in in Sierra Nevada's Harvest series and I'm hooked. Super bitter up front, piney on the way down, and the bitterness completely disappeared among the citrus back end - best of all hop worlds. I need to find a source or another beer that uses this hop.

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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 08:53:36 PM »
Salmon berries and lemon grass would play all day in a saison.

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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 09:12:39 PM »
HBC-291 was one we got to rub hops off the bine at Hop School when we went to Perrault farms. That smelled nice.
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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 11:56:50 AM »
The flavor majored on Salmonberry and lemongrass.

What the heck is a salmonberry?

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HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 12:29:00 PM »
A orangish (most often at least) raspberry like berry. Looks a bit like salmon eggs. Very popular in Alaska and western Canada. Salmonberry is to Alaska what Marionberry is to Oregon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis

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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 02:17:12 PM »
The flavor majored on Salmonberry and lemongrass.

What the heck is a salmonberry?

You're not from around here, are you?  ;)
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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 02:17:48 PM »
A orangish (most often at least) raspberry like berry. Looks a bit like salmon eggs. Very popular in Alaska and western Canada. Salmonberry is to Alaska what Marionberry is to Oregon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis



I've got them all along the banks of my stretch of river.
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Re: HBC 291 Pale Ale notes
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 12:38:05 PM »
Duvel brings out a Triple Hop every year, with a third hop besides Saaz and Styrian. This year it's HBC 291. As I'm not a Duvel fan, and even less a Triple Hop fan, I was not even going to taste it, but I guess now I will have to, for science. To check whether I taste an unknown type of west coast berry.
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