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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 07:13:51 AM »
My thought was Citra Peach
But I saw Amarillo which I frequently get apricot out of.
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 07:24:08 AM »
Yeah, Amarillo does have some peach as well (more than Simcoe IMO) - but Citra is a peach/mango explosion. I tried an all Citra pale ale once and I found it undrinkable. But others actually enjoyed it. Me thinks they were nutz.
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 07:30:25 AM »
Yeah, Amarillo does have some peach as well (more than Simcoe IMO) - but Citra is a peach/mango explosion. I tried an all Citra pale ale once and I found it undrinkable. But others actually enjoyed it. Me thinks they were nutz.

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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2011, 12:47:43 PM »
That's funny, I haven't gotten peach from amarilllo at all.  I guess it can come from a lot of sources, and possibly an interaction from several.
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2011, 04:28:01 PM »
That's funny, I haven't gotten peach from amarilllo at all.  I guess it can come from a lot of sources, and possibly an interaction from several.

Its buried underneath the grapefruit. ;)
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2011, 11:35:22 PM »
That's funny, I haven't gotten peach from amarilllo at all.  I guess it can come from a lot of sources, and possibly an interaction from several.

Its buried underneath the grapefruit. ;)
It must be ;D  And although I don't get nearly as much grapefruit now as I did when it was first introduced, I still find it far more citrusy than peachy  :)
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 07:34:18 AM »
Since my IPA has both Amarillo and Simcoe in it I'm not sure now which is more peachy. I was trying to discern this yesterday as I was drinking one. Somewhat coincidentally, just yesterday I kegged an experimental one-off batch in which I blended just a little Citra in with some other hops (don't have notes with me right now) and POW! Got that mango/peach character all over the place. More pleasant this time since I used it more sparingly, and in a blend. But I still think that Citra is the key to the OPs question. Its amazing to me how powerful this hop is.
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2011, 07:37:09 AM »
This is very subjective but I have a batch of Amarillo that is citrusy (grapefruit,orange,sweet). However as Fred has indicated I can also detect some peach sweetness in there as well underneath the grapefruit and orange.  ;)

I'm wondering how much variation we are seeing from crop to crop and harvest to harvest. I haven't use Citra enough to give an accurate flavor profile but I wasn't very impressed with it.
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2011, 07:43:44 AM »
More pleasant this time since I used it more sparingly, and in a blend. But I still think that Citra is the key to the OPs question. Its amazing to me how powerful this hop is.

Can you convert "sparingly" to either metric or imperial units?
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2011, 10:42:08 AM »
It sounds like it's the Citra to me.  Just ordered a pound from hopsdirect.com  Thanks guys.  I'll repost after I brew it and let you guys know.  It seems like most of the posters don't like that flavor, but I thought it was awesome!!
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2011, 11:10:28 AM »
I personally like fruity flavors and aromas, so Citra sits well with me, too.  I think it does best when used along with other hops (like simcoe, summit, cascade, centennial, and/or amarillo, for example).  I personally love SN Torpedo Extra IPA, though, like some have suggested, I have noticed some variability in the fruity/citra character of that beer since it first came out a few years ago.  I don't know how much of that is due to hop variability from year to year versus recipe changes at SN.

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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2011, 05:59:49 PM »
I've used all Amarillo and only once has it had what I would call an apricot flavor, no grapefruit to it at all that time and it was the first batch I made after opening and dividing my pound up into smaller quantities.  I've tried to reproduce it so many times that it just irritates me to even think about trying it again.  I haven't been able to reproduce it since that first time, everybody liked it. 

I think it was the freshness of the hops as well as the age of the yeast which was US-05 also.  I think it may have been under-pitched due to the age of the yeast perhaps.


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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2011, 09:28:17 AM »
I personally like fruity flavors and aromas, so Citra sits well with me, too.  I think it does best when used along with other hops (like simcoe, summit, cascade, centennial, and/or amarillo, for example).  I personally love SN Torpedo Extra IPA, though, like some have suggested, I have noticed some variability in the fruity/citra character of that beer since it first came out a few years ago.  I don't know how much of that is due to hop variability from year to year versus recipe changes at SN.

I like them too sometimes, I'll have to try some Citra I guess but another cause can be esters from underpitching or fermenting temperatures... think brew like a monk.   As much as we claim to most of us probably can't be sure 100% what temperature we ferment at and yeast viability is another S.W.A.G... especially if its sat more than a month or so.  JMO...

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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2011, 12:36:16 PM »
I recall some peach/apricot notes from an Avery Dugana I had recently.  Good stuff.  :) 
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Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 01:51:27 PM »
All of the replies focus on hops.  OP does not mention which yeast he used in the original recipe.  It is extremely possible that the yeast AND hops used caused the prominence of peach flavor.  You need to try to reproduce the recipe (as close to) exactly as it was first brewed.

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