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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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