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Palisade hops
« on: May 28, 2014, 04:31:41 PM »
For those who have used them, how would you describe them?
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 04:50:25 PM »
Sort of fruity (mostly stonefruit)/floral/hint of citrus to me. Not super assertive, so it could get lost in an IPA blend, but it could work well in an APA.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 04:52:17 PM »
Sort of fruity (mostly stonefruit)/floral/hint of citrus to me. Not super assertive, so it could get lost in an IPA blend, but it could work well in an APA.

Thanks! I am thinking about replacing the Willamette that I used in an APA. They just seem blah out of the package and it seems the Palisade is sometimes referred to as 'super Willamette'.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 04:54:52 PM »
I didn't find a lot of resemblance to Willamette, but that's a good thing for me. Not a fan of Willamette or Fuggles !
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 05:00:27 PM »
I am trying to find an american aroma variety that is reasonably earthy, spicy, and floral. Willamette was kind of a shot in the dark at that. I find it way too mild and lacking of anything interesting. Not that I think palisade is that hop but I was just curious.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 05:04:02 PM »
I say give it a shot. It's more interesting than Willamette. I bet it'd make a solid APA. Dry hop a couple oz and you'll really get a feel for it.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 05:12:34 PM »
Also, you can obviously blend a couple hops to get that combination- earthy, spicy ,floral.  Mt Hood is a floral Hallertau derivative (and good in ales, too) and Motueka is an interesting Saaz offshoot, that is earthy and spicy like Saaz but with a little citrus/lime character. A Mt Hood/Motueka blend could give you an interesting APA that might have those qualities. Could be fun.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 11:25:25 AM »
I like palisades. It's in one of my favorite commercial beers: Troegs Nugget Nectar.

Mt. Hood could be another option for you. I'd describe it as what you're looking for.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
Aroma and flavor of peaches.  Aroma of a fresh bag of Centennial pellets.  Not earthy or spicy.   

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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 11:52:55 AM »
Thanks All. I do like the idea of palisade although I understand it isn't earthy or spicy. Mt Hood is one I hear a lot of good things about and would like to try out soon.

I used liberty recently and found it to be very lackluster similar to the willamette. I think I am just kind of used to using the more agressive american hops
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 08:31:47 PM »
You guys were spot on with your descriptions. I brewed a pale ale and I really like what I get from the palisades. I bittered with chinook then used cascade at 10 min. I did a hop stand with palisade and dry hopped with it as well. It is pretty mild but I really enjoy the stonefruit character and some light grassy character. The pine from chinook, grapefruit/citrus from cascade and stonefruit/grassy from palisade provides a nice hop character. This will become one on my regular hops I think and I am excited to experiment more with it.

I can see it compared to willamette only because it is mild and has a light grassy character. That is my perception anyway.
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Re: Palisade hops
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 01:06:24 PM »
Not sure if its actually in the final product now or if it was ever but in a BYO issue featuring a 60 minute clone the article thanks Sam/Brian for help compiling the recipe.