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Old 03-14-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Low- or Mid-Alpha hop with lots of "fruity" flavor

Hi, I'm looking for a low- or mid-alpha hop with a "fruity" flavor. Not picky about what kind of fruit it resembles, just don't want grassy/piney/"green" flavors.

The only ones that I can think of are Crystal or Amarillo. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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Found this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/fruity-hops-181590/

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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Amarillo is a good choice. Citra is also, but to be honest I'm not particularly keen on it.

You might also consider some of the New Zealand or Australian varieties. They are definitely more fruity and less piney/earthy.

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Challenger if you want a British kind of fruity.

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Check out the New Zealand varieties. NZ cascade is more fruity, Rakau comes to mind, also NZ halltertau. All depends on what kind of beer you are making. Seven Bridges has a good variety. These also happen to be organic.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:58 PM   #6
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Pacific Gem has some fruity flavors to it (sort of berryish). It also has some woody undertones. I've used it in two stout recipes, so some of it may have been covered up by the roasted barley and other grains. They were good beers - very smooth and flavorful.

The alpha may be higher than you're looking for, though. My local shop just started getting them in from New Zealand a few months back.

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Thanks guys

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