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Old 06-01-2009, 10:50 PM   #21
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As for commercial beers, Surly Furious definitely has the most grapefruit of any I've had. Especially right from the bright tank, yum yum. I think the clone recipes I've seen for that have simcoe and amarillo together at 20, 15, 10, 5, 0, dry hop.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #22
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Biggest grapefruit I've had is the WPA in my dropdown.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #23
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It's funny how everyone taste something different in hops.
To me Amarillo is citrusy, but not grapefruit, more of an orange taste.

Centennial is the big grapefruit hop to me.

Simcoe and Amarillo is definitely not grapefruit tasting. It's more of a fruit punch taste (almost apple like) and delicious.

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:51 PM   #24
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It's funny how everyone taste something different in hops.
To me Amarillo is citrusy, but not grapefruit, more of an orange taste.

Centennial is the big grapefruit hop to me.

Simcoe and Amarillo is definitely not grapefruit tasting. It's more of a fruit punch taste (almost apple like) and delicious.
I feel that the specialty grains added will change the percetion of taste as well. I've had a beer with all cent. that tasted just like my WPA.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #25
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I feel that the specialty grains added will change the percetion of taste as well. I've had a beer with all cent. that tasted just like my WPA.
While that's certainly true, I can give an IPA to 4 different friends and one will always say "it tastes like grapefruit" regardless of the hops, and the other 3 will have 3 different opinions.

 
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #26
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Yeah, perception of taste is an individual thing, for sure.

I was thinking I'd just brew a Hopslam clone recipe next and call it good, but the more I think about it, the more I'm leaning toward re-brewing the recipe I just brewed this past weekend (an all-Amarillo IPA) with another variety of hops just to taste exactly what the difference is. Maybe several times. I can never have too much IPA.

 
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:52 AM   #27
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My local beer shop is carrying a line of uber-expensive, but intriguing nonetheless micro IPAs that are brewed using specific individual hops to presumably give you the chance to find the hop flavor that suits you best. I'm still struggling to find what I like the most. I am really digging sweetwater ipa right now which has a distinct grapefruit flavor IMO. The key hop in that brew is Simcoe. I'm thinking of trying a simcoe/amarillo IPA.

To me, cascade seems to be a more perfumy hop, but am not sure of that yet.

 
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:35 AM   #28
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Just tasted the hydrometer sample of my all-amarillo IPA yesterday, and I'm absolutely loving the amarillo hops. Exactly what I was aiming for.

 
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