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Old 12-17-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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So I'm getting kinda burnt out on citrisy ipa's that i've had recently and i'm wondering if any of you know of any good hops/hops combinations (bitter/flavor/aroma) that focus more on a piny/woody/spicy hop character. And, if you have any good recipes for an IPA like this please share!!

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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I did this is a very neutral IPA a while back, it was fantastic. Obviously you would change out the Nugget, but the beer had minor, if any, citrus character.

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Magnum 30 60
Magnum 30 50
Nugget 7 40
Williamette 7 30
Williamette 5 20
Fuggle 5 FO

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Have you had British IPA's? You could do the traditional IPA, add a half pound of victory for a biscuity flavor and replace the hops with East Kent Golding, Challenger, or Target.

Also, have you had New Belgium's 2 below. It isn't advertised as an IPA but the aggressive non citrus hopping should give you an idea what Sterling and Liberty bring to the beer. Here is a recipe:

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 68.84 %
1.80 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 13.04 %
1.50 lb Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 10.87 %
1.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 7.25 %
1.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 42.8 IBU
1.00 oz Liberty [4.30 %] (Dry Hop 7 days)
1.00 oz Sterling [7.50 %] (Dry Hop 7 days)
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056)
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:25 PM   #4
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Chinook & Simcoe?
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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Chinook & Simcoe?
No. Here is a starting list to stay away from if you don't want the typical citrusy American IPA

Cascade
Centennial
Chinook
Cluster
Simcoe
Citra
Columbus... maybe
Amarillo
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:36 PM   #6
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Oh yeah i really liked 2 below when i tried it. I like simcoe quite a bit but it seems to be slightly citrus from what i remember - I don't think I have had chinook - at least to where I can identify it

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #7
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Chinook is supposed to be pine combined with grapefruit, I take more of the grapefruit flavor from it personally.

I think Magnum is an ideal bittering hop for a non-citrus IPA.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:11 PM   #8
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No. Here is a starting list to stay away from if you don't want the typical citrusy American IPA

Cascade
Centennial
Chinook
Cluster
Simcoe
Citra
Columbus... maybe
Amarillo
I don't pick up on any citrus from Chinook or Simcoe, could be my taste buds though. But they are very common in IPA's.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:48 AM   #9
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Here's the hops I did for an English IPA that was probably the best beer I'd ever made:

Boil 60 mins 2.75 Glacier info pellet 5.7
Boil 20 mins 0.75 Willamette info pellet 5.5
Boil 10 mins 0.75 Willamette info pellet 5.5
Boil 5 mins 1.0 Willamette info pellet 5.5
Dry hop 7 days 2.0 Willamette info pellet 5.5
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:05 AM   #10

EKGs, Challenger, Fuggles, Styrian Goldings and Willamette, among others, will result in a beer that's more British in character (earthy). I'm not always in the mood for citrus in my beers either. I have a brown ale bottled that has Challenger and Styrian Goldings and it's great and has none of that citrus (recipe linked below, Tunisian Brown). Those hops all work well in Bitters.
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