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Old 04-08-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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I recently had a Samuel Smith's India Ale, and boy was it floral. I loved it. I know some european AND american varieties are considered floral (ie. amarillo), but which hop is the most floral?

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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To me it's Citra. I just did my first recipe with it. It actually tastes like you are drinking flowers. Swmbo agreed, it's very different and good.

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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To me it's Centennial. Everyone I know who has a Bell's Two-Hearted uses the word floral to describe it.

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Old 04-09-2010, 12:39 AM   #4
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I recently had a Samuel Smith's India Ale, and boy was it floral. I loved it. I know some european AND american varieties are considered floral (ie. amarillo), but which hop is the most floral?
The old British noble hop Kent Golding is certainly floral with lots of violet and apricot hints. Chances are a Samuel Smith Ale could very likely use that hop.
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:13 AM   #5
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I'd also say that Challenger is quite floral - and also very English.

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Palisades, Centenial

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