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Old 02-20-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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I have usually stayed away from brewing IPA's in the past because of a bunch of failures when I started brewing. But, i've changed up my technique a bit, and I also got into kegging, so that's going to quickly change.

This past weekend I went to Cleveland for the long weekend, and got to visit Great Lakes brewery and Nanobrew. Both had delicious in your face grapefruit IPA/DIPA's (Alchemy Hour, and Citramax).

Coming from north-eastern Canada, i've never experienced intense citrusy flavours like that before. Are they typical of "west-coast IPA's"?

Has anyone tried brewing a clone of Alchemy Hour or Citramax? or know of a similar beer that has been cloned? I'm itching to try my hand at making my own.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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Can be typical of West Coast IPA's. Citra based beers are often overdone over here, and many times carry too much passion fruit. For straight grapefruit, I think of Amarillo.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:35 AM   #3
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Cascade = grapefruit. Amarillo has it too but it also has a distinctly peachy flavor. Lots of cascade hops will make your IPA taste like a glass of grapefruit juice. Very hoppy beers are typical of the west coast, but they are not limited to that flavor profile, especially with all the great hops coming around.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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Cascade and Centennial are what I think of, when I want straight Grapefruit in a beer. But, the citrus flavor and aroma are characteristic of most Pacific Northwest hops.

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Citra intense citrusy flavours Citra
hmmmm.. lets try to figure out where that intense citra-sy hop flavor comes from...
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Cascade and Centennial are what I think of, when I want straight Grapefruit in a beer. But, the citrus flavor and aroma are characteristic of most Pacific Northwest hops.
Centennnnnnnnnnnnniallll!!!

Equals grapefruit, no question about it. Cascade too, to a lesser extent.

Citra is citrusy, sure, but isn't the 100% grapefruit.

Try a Bells Two Hearted. Amazing. All grapefruit. All centennial.
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Try comet, inexpensive hops that is all grapefruit

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Hmm, normally when I've brewed with Cascade I haven't experience that amount of grapefruit flavour, maybe I need more during my dry hop. Amarillo and centennial might have to be added to my next brew so I can taste it. I might not be able to find comet where i'm at.

I heard that citra has a strong cat urine smell. what are peoples experiences with that?

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hmmmm.. lets try to figure out where that intense citra-sy hop flavor comes from...
No need to be snarky, I was just looking for help with a beer style that i'm not used to.
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I heard that citra has a strong cat urine smell. what are peoples experiences with that?
A little musky maybe, but not catty. Overwhelming peace and mango. Simcoe is catty, it smells and tastes of delicious cat urine.
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A lot of aromas and flavors are relative. Just my opinion; dry hopping with Chinook tends to produce huge grapefruit notes. For the flavor, most stated above are fine.

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Simcoe is catty, it smells and tastes of delicious cat urine.
There are cheaper ways to get a good dose of cat urine flavors in your beer...
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