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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2010, 12:04:01 PM »
From the SN website.   Magnum, Crystal & Citra

The article in BYO said equal amounts of Magnum, Crystal & Citra as dryhops.

I took a picture inside the hop room at Sierra Nevada last fall.  In the background is a white board with the amounts posted for dry hoppping their Torpedo Extra IPA.  I can tell you that they were not equal amounts.

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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2010, 12:43:34 PM »
Wish I would have noticed that board when I was there!
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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2010, 12:53:13 PM »
Wish I would have noticed that board when I was there!

It also had the hop schedule for Celebration.

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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2010, 01:10:19 PM »

It also had the hop schedule for Celebration.

Steve Dresler just gave this recipe on the Brewing Network Sunday Session from 8-8-10, just so you know.
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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2010, 01:16:53 PM »
I did a really hoppy IIPA with equal amounts of citra and simcoe at every addition earlier this year.  When fresh, it tasted like lemon pledge and cat pee.  Took several months to settle into a tropical fruit bomb.
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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2010, 02:07:41 PM »
I did a really hoppy IIPA with equal amounts of citra and simcoe at every addition earlier this year.  When fresh, it tasted like lemon pledge and cat pee.  Took several months to settle into a tropical fruit bomb.
And you are experienced?  :o

I do have 2 large old cats.

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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2010, 02:55:05 PM »
I've definitely gotten the Cat Pee aroma out of this hop before.  Started out using it as a mix with Columbus hops for dry-hopping and APA.  It was very good in small amounts.  But I kept stepping it up and eventually used a significant amount dry-hopping an IIPA.  Another Judge and I put our noses in it and both said "Catty" right away.  It did fade after a while, but it was torture to let an IIPA age for a month or more.  Thank goodness I have notes, so I know not to do that again!

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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2010, 11:06:47 AM »
I got that from the beeradvocate website: http://beeradvocate.com/news/1677284

The Beer:
Torpedo is in a grey area, somewhere between an IPA and a Double IPA...We are calling it Extra IPA...
7.4% ABV
IBU's in the high 70's to 80's

Bittering hops: with Magnum
Finishing hops: Magnum, Crystal, Chinook.
Torpedo: Magnum, Chinook, Citra.

Sometime closer to the release date I will send along a proper press release, for now, I thought this would satisfy the curiosity of the BA faithful.

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Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2010, 11:54:21 AM »
I got that from the beeradvocate website: http://beeradvocate.com/news/1677284
The Beer:
Torpedo is in a grey area, somewhere between an IPA and a Double IPA...We are calling it Extra IPA...
7.4% ABV
IBU's in the high 70's to 80's
Bittering hops: with Magnum
Finishing hops: Magnum, Crystal, Chinook.
Torpedo: Magnum, Chinook, Citra.
Sometime closer to the release date I will send along a proper press release, for now, I thought this would satisfy the curiosity of the BA faithful.

They may have changed it, the above is from Bill Manley, who is the "PR department" at Sierra Nevada.
I see the listed IBU's are at 65 on the website.
http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/torpedo.html


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