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Old 01-06-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Getting ready to bottle my first batch of IPA homebrew, Several friends of mine who have never homebrewed insist on me using Amarillo Hops for my dryhopping.
Is this a good idea and what does it do for an IPA?

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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Dryhopping helps to increase the hop aroma in your beer. I have dry hopped with amarillo in my pale ale and they are a nice flavor/aroma hop. They have a strong citrus component, but unlike cascade they lean more toward orange than grapefruit

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Amarillo is a sport of Cascade and has many similar properties. If you like Left Coast citrusy IPAs, hit it.

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Amarillo has been in just about every pale ale I';ve made since I first tasted it. Dry hop or boiled as a late addition, it's awesome.

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amarillo hops are great IMO, go for it

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Its your beer! Dry hop it with oregano if you want.

I have used Amarillo, mmmm. Nugget, mmmm. Cascade, mmmmm. It is your beer! Friends pay for beer = friends making decision.

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If your friends have never brewed before, why are they so partial to Amarillo?

Dry hopping with Amarillo is just fine. Dry hopping adds an additional burst of hop aroma and flavor to your brew. This is a characteristic of an IPA, especially an American IPA. There are various websites and books that detail the different flavor and aroma profiles of the different strains of hops. Do some reading up, and see what you think you might like.

"I read on the internet that Cascade hops taste like grapefruit!"

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Amarillo may be my favorite hop (in fact my last brew was an all Amarillo IPA!). I tend to like my IPAs on the citrusy/floral end of the spectrum over the earthy/spicy kind and Amarillo hops are hard to beat for that task!

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Dryhopping helps to increase the hop aroma in your beer. I have dry hopped with amarillo in my pale ale and they are a nice flavor/aroma hop. They have a strong citrus component, but unlike cascade they lean more toward orange than grapefruit
This was exactly my experience with amarillo in my IPA. I really liked the very subtle citrusy tangerine component they added.
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your probably going to have trial and error in the ipa ring.i would have to make 20 ipa's to figure out wich hop i like best. I just pick the craft brew ipa's hops that are my favorite and try those hops.Chinook,centeniall,warrior,and simcoe are all on my hit-list.

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