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Old 10-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Commercial beers that are good for educating my taste buds

I'm interested in trying commercial beers that can give me a really good idea of what single ingredients taste like without having to make a whole batch.

For example - Arrogant bastard is a good example of an all Chinook beer

Any other good ones you can think of? Also any beers that are essentially the same recipe but with one ingredient different would be really useful as well.

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Old 10-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Fat Tire - Victory Malt

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Old 10-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Bell's Two Hearted Ale uses all Centennial hops.

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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Awesome thread! I've been looking for a discussion like this for a while, here's hoping it goes long and turns into a great resource.

Good old Sierra Nevada Pale Ale isn't made with all Cascade, but everything after the bittering charge is Cascade so it should be a good example of the flavor and aroma.

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Mikkeller does a single hop IPA series, and quite a few of them so far. They don't change the malt bill or the yeast, just the hops. That's a pretty good way to get your head around the various contributions of individual hops.

http://mikkeller.dk/single-hop-ipas/

http://beerstreetjournal.com/mikkell...t-hop-choices/

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Great idea for a thread. Im very interested in this as I also am a newb trying to figure out what effects flavor how. Hopefully this takes off.

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Sweetwater 420 made me fall in love with cascade hops, buy it by the pound now. Also Founder's Breakfast Stout has opened my eyes to a whole new style, and how roasted malts give a coffee flavor.

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Warsteiner and Wurnesguener (Aldi) will give you a good idea of German pilsner malt

On the same note, Pilsner Urquell is a good example of Saaz hops

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Fresh Budweiser - Restrained Acetaldehyde

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