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Old 05-31-2009, 05:31 AM   #1
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Which do you think are the most grapefruity hops?

I've heard Simcoe, Summit, and Amarillo.

I'm getting ready to brew with a bunch of Amarillo, so we'll see how that goes, but I'm looking for as much grapefruitiness (is that a word?) as possible.


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Old 05-31-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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I think you are on the right track. I made an IPA with a few ounces of late addition Simcoe and it had lots of grapefruit notes.


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Old 05-31-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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You'll get alot of grapefruit character from Cascade hops.
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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I say Chinook.
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I thought I read Cluster was real grapefruity, but I could be wrong.
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The IPA I'm drinking now is like grapefruit juice- in a good way. (Well, not RIGHT now- it's 8 AM here, but I have it on tap now!) Definitely grapefruity from the late addition of amarillo hops. Cascades has a little of it, but I've never noticed the citrusy taste in chinook, cluster, or simcoe. To me, simcoe has more resiny, piney notes to it. I usually use simcoe and amarillo together in my DFH IPA clone.
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While I haven't used them I have heard Riwaka hops (a NZ strain) have a huge grapefruit aroma:

http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...p-6-AA-0101945
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I have found that amarillo has the most and simcoe gives me more of a pineapple taste.
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IMO Centennial re: this year's Hopslam is a big grapefuit
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IMO Centennial re: this year's Hopslam is a big grapefruit
+1 I dry hopped an IPA in the keg with Centennials. I left the hops in there the whole time. By the time I was to the bottom of the keg, it was grapefruit beer for sure.


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