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Old 05-28-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default glacier hops, anyone use them?

Did some searching, and there aren't a lot of comments on the flavor or aroma of these hops, and the feedback that is there is quite conflicting. I've read peach, iced tea, floral and fuggle like. Im about to tap a cream ale with an ounce of glacier so i guess i will know soon enough, but I'm curious to what others have experienced with them. Thanks for any comments in advance.



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Old 05-28-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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I have used them as bittering hops in ales, like cream ales, reds, porters, etc. They have good clean bittering properties and didnt contribute much aroma or flavor since i boiled them for 60-90 mins. but they seemed like a good hop for that purpose, good mid range alpha acids for beers you dont need anything crazy in the way of hops, like simcoe or something.



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I recently just used them in a jalapeno and honey ale-so wish me luck.I have no idea.They seemed appropriate. From descriptions only ive read mild but hoppy.

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Recently used them for flavour/aroma (15-5-1) in a low gravity APA.

Kegged the batch, had a quick taste when it was carbed, buddy stole the keg to go camping. We both liked it. I have another 8 gallons to keg.

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Did some searching, and there aren't a lot of comments on the flavor or aroma of these hops, and the feedback that is there is quite conflicting. I've read peach, iced tea, floral and fuggle like. Im about to tap a cream ale with an ounce of glacier so i guess i will know soon enough, but I'm curious to what others have experienced with them. Thanks for any comments in advance.
I've still been unable to find a real solid description for these hops. Like you said, the reports are conflicting. Some say peach/apricot/orange other the exact opposite with mint/earthy. I want to do an all glacier IPA (magnum bittering) this weekend but I don't want to end up with 10 gallons of something I wasnt expecting.

Any solid user reviews?
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I used them for bittering and for aroma.
I really liked the raw Glacier hop pellets aroma.

Even with dry hopping the Glacier hops, the beer had a smaller aroma than I had hoped for.

But all in all the Glacier ale was still very nice.

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I've used Glacier quite a bit. I think of the flavor and aroma as almost stereotypicaly hoppy. Very balanced fruit, floral and spice flavor, without a sharp peak at any one note (unlike, say, Cascade's sharp grapefruit aroma). It's my go-to hop for experimental malt bills.

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I've used Glacier quite a bit. I think of the flavor and aroma as almost stereotypicaly hoppy. Very balanced fruit, floral and spice flavor, without a sharp peak at any one note (unlike, say, Cascade's sharp grapefruit aroma). It's my go-to hop for experimental malt bills.
Did you get any Peach flavor/aroma? Have you ever used them heavily, in huge amounts, at the end of the boil/dry hop?
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Did you get any Peach flavor/aroma? Have you ever used them heavily, in huge amounts, at the end of the boil/dry hop?
Specifically peach? No. Stone fruit in general? Sure. But there is also a little citrus, a little grape-slash-melon, etc. The term "generic" has negative connotations, so I'm hesitant to use it when describing something I like, but there is a generic, as in somewhat nondescript, quality to Glacier's flavors. When dry hopping with it I do notice the mint note of the spice character, but that's mostly because mint is unusual in beer. It's definitely not strong or minty tasting. It's really just a very balanced, hoppy flavor/aroma.
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Have you ever used them heavily, in huge amounts, at the end of the boil/dry hop?
I wouldn't say huge amounts, but I've used it in all stages of the boil and dry hopped a 3 gallon batch with 2 oz of Glacier. I've often used it in single-hopped beers at various stages.


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