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SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:34:24 AM »
Anyone out there try these yet?

Pils is enjoyable

The IPA is flawlessly average

I really dig the Double IPA. That hop would play nice in a funky beer. Or dang near any hoppy American style. Easy drinking base beer too, holy smoke.

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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 02:54:08 AM »
Anyone out there try these yet?

Pils is enjoyable

The IPA is flawlessly average

I really dig the Double IPA. That hop would play nice in a funky beer. Or dang near any hoppy American style. Easy drinking base beer too, holy smoke.
Almost bought the mix pack today but decided that at the end of a brew day I'd just drink my own.  SN X hop pack worth it overall?  (I'm usually mix pack averse because even if I really like one and others are pretty good, there always seems to be one stinker that makes me feel I've wasted my money.)
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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 02:58:47 AM »
Mine was $20. I say worth it for what it is. 3 each of 4 different well made beers with new unnamed hops. Home brewer or beer geeks delight. Are they all BJCP world class examples? Who really cares? I like it! Makes me happy.

But, if you look them up, one calls for coconut notes. I'm not getting coconut,  but I'm just a glorified solo cup guy

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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 05:16:17 PM »
I liked the session IPA and the pils the best.  The IPA was underwhelming and I thought the double IPA was okay.
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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 05:09:12 AM »
Mine was $20. I say worth it for what it is. 3 each of 4 different well made beers with new unnamed hops. Home brewer or beer geeks delight. Are they all BJCP world class examples? Who really cares? I like it! Makes me happy.

But, if you look them up, one calls for coconut notes. I'm not getting coconut,  but I'm just a glorified solo cup guy
Finally got the pack, tried SIPA and IPA, could maybe kinda sorta imagine coconut in either one.  More to come maybe.
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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 02:47:54 AM »
Enjoying the Pils tonight.  Really enjoying.   The hops are interesting, but it hasn't forgotten it's a Pils.  So many American hopped Pilsners (Founders PC, e.g.) come off like a clean SIPA.  [BTW  and FWIW:  take your favorite Pils recipe.  Sub Simcoe for all the hops.  Did this last summer, loads of fun.]
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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 03:53:28 AM »
DIPA.  Mmm.  Best of the bunch.  Just a delicious, balanced ale.  Is there a chance of the base recipe being available outside of the X hop project? Hope so.
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Re: SN Experimental Hop 1/2 rack
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 04:00:42 AM »
Ya the double was my fav