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Old 04-16-2011, 02:31 PM   #31
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I just got in a pound of Calypso yesterday, and have been working on an IPA for them. I'm going to be using them with Falconers Flight, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Warrior. Can't wait to see how these work together! I'm glad to hear the positive feedback on the Calypso so far as the descriptors for it were very interesting.

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #32
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have had an ounce of these whole leaf waiting in the freezer for a month now. originally bought them to sub for Simcoe as my LHBS was out, but ended up using the ones that came with my AHS Anniversary IPA Kit anyway. Are you finding the Calypso at all similar to Simcoe or are they as drastically different as their descriptors sound?

Hoping to use them in a Smuttynose Inspired IPA soon...seems like I may end up with a fruit basket in my carboy.

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #33
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I'm not getting a lot of simcoe out of them, myself; I'm bottling my IPA tomorrow, so I'll try to get some more useful descriptors of their in-beer impact shortly thereafter .

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Old 04-21-2011, 08:53 PM   #34
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Howdy,

I just tasted my Calypso SMASH and I don't get a lot of anything!
Very little fruit or hop aroma, more of a fresh grassy note and the flavor is a bit fruity although I can't say it's distinctly pear or apple. More of a hint of citrus.
I'm kegging it in a few days and will dry hop half and report back on that.

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Old 05-10-2011, 03:58 PM   #35
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Mother Bleeeeeep!

I ordered 1lb of Cascade from Hopsdirect. After brewing 3 batches that tasted "off", they now suspect sent me 1lb of Calypso mislabeled as Cascade.

Suscribed to this thread for recipe ideas. I still have 8oz of the hops and 15 gallons of fruity IPAs and APAs. Mother bleeeeeeep!

(Oh, and hopsdirect is sending me 1lb of Cascade today, but I'm still pissed about the 15 gallons of screwed up beers)

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I actually made a late hopped calypso/ahtanum PA that turned out really well, consider using a blend of the calypso and cascade in the hop burst fashion, with all/most of the additions made heavy and withing the last 15-20 mins of the boil

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My Calypso IPA is finished up and drinking now (albeit a bit green), and I have to admit... I don't get much of anything from it. It reminds me of Warrior, a bit, in that I hopped the hell out of it (with 2oz of dry hops to boot), and it's just ... nothing. A little grass, maybe a little floral; if there's any fruit to it, it's *very* light.

I suspect I'll be relegating this hop to the "bittering" usage, henceforth. Just not enough aroma or flavor for me to use it elsewhere. But on the bright side, it *does* bitter very well. Good smoothness, although that might be amplified by the fact that it was FWH.

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How does the apple character of the hop compare to acetaldehyde (which I am super-sensitive to)?

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How does the apple character of the hop compare to acetaldehyde (which I am super-sensitive to)?
The 3 beers I accidentally made with this hop reminded me of "fruity esters" but nothing as severe as acetaldehyde.

The 3 beers were:

Colombus/Calypso IPA - This was truly fruity due to a fermentation temp issue.
Centennial/Calypso APA - This beer is a little green in bottles right now but tastes legit and good.
SNPA clone Magnum/Perle/Calypso - Not anything like SNPA due to the presence of FIVE OUNCES of the wrong hop between late additions and dry hopping. Still not an awful APA. Just not SNPA.
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I made an APA using only this hop....I agree with others in regards to this new hop, basicly nothing... earthy, grass and basicly not much else. No real flavor or aroma. Again, I will probably use it for bittering, as I still have almost a pound of it left.

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