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Old 01-12-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
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Default Thinking of making a nelson sauvin ipa

Any thoughts on this? I am thinking of going all NS hops, marris otter and biscuit grains, and Sammy smith yeast. I have never had NS hops, just going off what I've read.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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It doesn't make a very good IPA on its own. As high as the AA levels are, it's too smooth and weirdly fruity. If you pair it with something that has good bittering qualities and use it mostly in flavor additions, then you might be onto something.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Yes, the bittering is very soft. It does make a very good pale ale on its own, though. Aim for a 1:1 BU:GU ratio and use lots of late hops.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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I love Nelson but am not a fan of it all by its lonesome. I would use a piney/dank hop to tone down the fruitiness. Simcoe or chinook would be good choices and I would use less Nelson than whatever other hop you choose, it's potent stuff.

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I've heard of Simcoe and Nelson being paired before, but never Chinook and Nelson. That could be really interesting!

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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you all should try flying dog's single hop nelson...wow

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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I have never done a single hopped anything, but I would like to get a feel the taste of this hop, so I think I am going for it! I will report results.

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I love Nelson. Probably my favorite hop right now. I've never tried a single hop ale with it. But I might in the future as I still have 7oz. sitting around here.

I have a Nelson/Amarillo/Citra American style Wheat sitting in the fermenter right now. Pretty excited about it. I bittered with NS, but only like a 1/4 oz. added another 1/4 at 22 and the other 1/2oz at FO with Amarillo and Citra as Flavor/Aroma additions.

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Try Pipeworks "At Her Majesty's Request", look it up on any beer rating site. Its an awesome beer. I would like to make a clone of this one also.

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Kelso (a brewery here in ny) has been making an IPA for years using this hop and it's one of the best IPAs out there IMHO.

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