What is your favourite hop, and why?

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What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by Brewhaha! » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:42 am

I'll start! Keep in mind I've only been brewing for a month, but so far my favourite hop is Amirillo. I love the orange and tropical aromas! I also very much enjoy Citra!

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Post by jacinthebox » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:18 am

Mosaic ...fruity/tropical. My fav of all time
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Post by danlatimer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 am

I've been using simcoe in my IPAs recently and really enjoy it

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Post by PMackie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:59 am

Cascade/Mosaic - So versatile and super damn tasty. Never go wrong with either of these.
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Post by BiersalBrewery » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:06 pm

Galaxy is tasty as well as Mosaic
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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by bubbanova » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:14 pm

Citra, but Simcoe is growing strongly on me. Makes a really nice IPA hop.

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Post by Celiacbrew » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:09 pm

El dorado. It’s not as pungent as some of the other new school hops but if you layer in enough of it, it tastes like candy. Very bright and clear tasting. Which is perfect for pale ales because I like them on the bitter side of the style. It’s weakness is that it gets hidden behind hops like citra so when I blend it with others I will usually go with a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio.
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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by DocksideBrewing » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:30 pm

Galaxy (very tropical flavors and aroma) and Mosaic (very fruity and sweet, with a great aroma) are my definite favs!

Zythos is another great one, with a great Citrus and Grapefruit flavor and smell.

Then you still have all the basic but greats such as: Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook, Falconers Flight.

All of these hops are great for IPA's and I usually use them with Pale Ales too, to help give it a bit of a citrus or fruity kick.

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Post by joe_r_harvie » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:49 pm

Challenger is my pick. Spicy, fruity and really drinkable all purpose hop. Especially in bitters and anything British. But my choice is to blend hops. Fuggles and EKG pair really well together.
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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by Brenden » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Idaho 7 holds a special place in my heart personally. The first time we used it in a pale ale, it was a total eye opener.
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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by Icedpyre » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:07 pm

I will always have a place in my heart for Fuggles. I love english beers, and I love fuggles. I grow them, I make SMASH beers with them, I use them in probably half of the recipes I've written to date. They're not for the DIPA crowd, unless you want to unless barrels of them...but they're a great balancing hop. Typically with a slightly earthy or mild spiciness to them, they can surprise you with how well they glue a beer together.

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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by McGruff » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:23 am

Hallertauer. I make mostly Kolsch, Blonde Ales and Lagers.I like the taste of Hallertauer, but a good balance between the malt and hops is essential. I dry hopped once and that didn't turn out at all.

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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by Buccaneer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:57 pm

Willamette for me. Clean, subtle. I use them in almost everything. :)

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Re: What is your favourite hop, and why?

Post by Icedpyre » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 pm

Buccaneer wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Willamette for me. Clean, subtle. I use them in almost everything. :)
I will agree with willamette. It is a lovely hop. A bitch to grow in my climate though.

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