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Offline redzim

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Warrior hops
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:46:40 PM »
got me a couple pounds of this. what to brew with it, so I get a feel for it? is it bittering only? is it best mixed with some other varieties in an IPA? could I try a SMASH? please advise...

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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 04:10:06 PM »
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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 04:11:53 PM »
I've only used Warrior for bittering.  No idea if it gives any flavour if added later.
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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 04:16:25 PM »
what's its best bittering use - I'm assuming IPA's, pales, ambers? and not continental lagers...

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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 04:20:27 PM »
I've tried at least one all warrior hop beer and recall liking it. It's a lot of pine and some citrus fruit. Like nugget, it isn't an overwhelming flavor unless you use a lot.

I've seen it in blends with the four Cs.
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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 04:24:44 PM »
I use it to bitter. It gives a nice clean, smooth bitterness.
 
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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 04:42:28 PM »
I've used it for bittering, flavor and aroma, all the way through.  It has a certain orange and pine character that I find pleasant.  It's good in American ales and IPAs.  Probably great in Belgians as well.  I might not use it at the end for any English or German styles, but would probably be okay for bittering those.
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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 05:11:27 PM »
I use it to bitter IPAs, pale ales, and a blonde I brew. I also brew a hoppy red ale that has a 20 minute Warrior addition. Concur with the others on pine and citrus for the flavor/aroma. It's one of my favorite hops.

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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 05:41:39 PM »
I don't find Warrior to be particularly pleasant for late additions.  I do use it for bittering in IPAs.  To each their own.

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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 06:54:12 PM »
good advice all around. looks like I have plenty of options...

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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 03:58:45 AM »
Although it has high alpha acids, it's low in cohumulone, so it is a smooth bittering hop.  I've used it to bitter many different styles, with good results.  I've solely used it for bittering, so I can't comment on flavor/aroma. 

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Re: Warrior hops
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 07:28:37 PM »
A local brewery had an all warrior IPA on tap that I tried. Not bad, but definitely not as interesting or flavorful as most IPA's.