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Newer style Passion fruit hops (e.g. citra, galaxy) vs. Old style Citrus (e.g. Cascade, Centennial)

passion fruit IPA
grapefruit IPA
Neither; give me a resin/herbal/spicy/smoky/etc. IPA
all of the above

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Offline firedog23

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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011, 10:14:49 AM »
Mmmmmmm, grapefruit!  I am over in England (Air Force) and was adopted by my local brew pub.  We got the green light to bring out our one APA that hasn't been done in a couple of years.  It happens on Friday and we are making around 7 barrels worth of it.  Here's to spreading the taste of an APA to the locals.
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011, 10:57:25 AM »
however, If out of every three IPA purchases/choices I make 1 is passion fruit, one grapefruit and one 'other' than there is no most often. Thus it is difficult to choose one.

yeah I know who you are - you're the guy in the wendy's drive thru lane saying, hmm should I have the number 1 because...or maybe the number 3, I like...oh, but number 5 is good too...  ;)




(maybe I am in a combative mood today)  :)

I can honestly say I have NEVER been the guy in the wendy's drive thru at any time. but yes I do tend to stand before the beer cooler at the grocery for 10 or 15 minutes, walking back and forth, picking up a bottle then putting it back picking another one...

Ooooh I can get surly sometimes. ;) Usually I have an idea of what I want (IPA) but also wander back and forth looking at the other beers, getting out of people's way who are doing the same thing... I've been getting a good deal on the Latitude 48 ($6.99) so when I can't decide the price is the determining factor. Damn that Lat 48 is goood.
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2011, 01:33:58 PM »
Usually I like the grapefruit flavor (Amarillo), but lately I have been liking the passion fruit, mango flavor.
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 02:40:34 PM »
we are making around 7 barrels worth of it.  Here's to spreading the taste of an APA to the locals.

7 bbl is a great batch size, have fun.  Yep, drink plenty of theirs too.

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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2011, 10:23:04 PM »
I don't see an answer for "all of the above"...I like variety.

+1 on this. I will say I prefer lots of late hops to tons of bitterness in an IPA

This!  I love hop flavor and aroma.  I don't mind bitterness, but an excessive amount of hop-derived grassy vegetal flavor/astringency is a turn-off.  I really enjoy the results I've been getting with the late wort hopping method.

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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2011, 09:14:37 PM »
Well I'm not sure if the 32 of us represent...anything.  But, I'm a little surprised at the overwhelming dominance of the grapefruit IPA.  I guess I’d say happily so, my vote went to the grapefruit IPA, but I really thought there’d be more votes for the new passion fruit IPA’s.  Makes me wonder what the national numbers are.

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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011, 10:13:13 PM »
Passion fruit with a good dose of dank to keep it real, hmm....smokey. Just saying.
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2011, 07:25:17 AM »
I find that I like all of the above.  For me though what is most important is that the malt bill is a delivery system for the hop aroma and flavor (i.e. very simple) and highly attenuated with bitterness on the low side for the style.  I really subscribe to the Roger Davis (Tripple Rock) way of thinking.  Once the base is set, the hop varieties don't matter - I like them all and love changing it up.
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2011, 01:23:47 PM »
Always used some combination of, or strictly Cascade and Centennial for my American IPAs.  Just introduced Chinook as bittering to make a 3-C's IPA which is about ready to be tapped.  Can't wait!
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011, 02:28:06 PM »
I've been liking the the passion fruit/Citra hops a lot lately myself.  But variety is the spice hops of life.
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2011, 02:50:30 PM »
I've been liking the the passion fruit/Citra hops a lot lately myself.  But variety is the spice hops of life.

+1

If I had my choice of hops...it would be "all of the above".

I just love hops in general.  :)
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Re: IPA hop preference
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2011, 03:46:24 PM »
As an IPA freak, I love 'em all. Latest crush: Galaxy. Yummy tropical fruity and citrusy goodness...
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