Originally Posted by aardii
Wouldn't you want to use american hops in an APA?
I don't disagree but I'm envisioning something on the lighter end of the BJCP guidelines for IPA as I love big hops. I guess I need to clarify that I don't want retardedly high hops, but something more assertive than APA. I'm working on two others of which one uses Amarillo, Apollo, and Sorachi ace and the other uses Admiral, First Gold, Pacifica.
After re-reading your reply, I now believe you are asking why I'm not using American hops. First, I'm not making an APA. Second, all 3 of those hop varieties are said to have a berry flavor and aroma. Thus, I don't believe this idea to apply to any one real style. The closest would be IPA due to the ABV and IBU levels I have in mind. Also, Golden Naked Oats really aren't that common in an APA or an IPA but give a slightly nutty and slight berry flavor along with some added mouthfeel and head retention. The goal would be a non-assertive yet more assertive hop character than a traditional APA.firstname.lastname@example.org