Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Sorachi Ace!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
oldschool
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: southern IN
Posts: 738
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Sorachi Ace!

Wow, I had Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace last weekend at a beer fest. Wow, that hop is begging to be in an IPA! It's just so bright and citrusy. Anyone do and IPA with it yet? Maybe a SMaSH?


oldschool is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
jds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jds's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,947
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts

Default

I've used it in an IPA. It was very nice.

Of course, being the goofball that I am, I used the SA at flameout. Yes, flameout. Being a 14%+ AA hop, it left an oil slick on the kettle.

The IPA was really good, though.


jds is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 10:41 PM   #3
Schlenkerla
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Schlenkerla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Posts: 6,485
Liked 120 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I have used it in light beers to make a nice summer quaffer. I agree this could make a really good IPA. I have about 3/4s of pound in my fridge. I might have to do that.

Only after I get my half-pound cascade amber into a keg. 65 ibus.
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|
Schlenkerla is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 11:26 AM   #4
oldschool
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: southern IN
Posts: 738
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I need to get my hands on some. Where's a good place to pick up pellets?
oldschool is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
Montanaandy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,016
Liked 19 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 77

Default

Great to hear that a brewery has come out with a Sorachi based brew and an IPA to boot. I have a bunch of Sorachi Ace leaf that I planned on using in a Wheat beer but now I may also try it in an IPA based on your glowing review of Brooklyn's Sorachi based IPA. I don't think that I will do a SMASH with it though. I think that it would be a bit too much. Montanaandy
Montanaandy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
Schlenkerla
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Schlenkerla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Posts: 6,485
Liked 120 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
I need to get my hands on some. Where's a good place to pick up pellets?
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11229
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|
Schlenkerla is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 01:40 AM   #7
kzoobrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

To clear up some confusion I do believe Brooklyns Sorachi Ace is a Saison and not an IPA as some appear to believe. With that said this is a hop I am anxious to use.
kzoobrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 01:47 AM   #8
oldschool
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: southern IN
Posts: 738
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kzoobrew View Post
To clear up some confusion I do believe Brooklyns Sorachi Ace is a Saison and not an IPA as some appear to believe. With that said this is a hop I am anxious to use.

Yes, it is a Saison. I just thought the citrus hop character would go well in an IPA.
oldschool is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 01:52 AM   #9
kzoobrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
Yes, it is a Saison. I just thought the citrus hop character would go well in an IPA.
It seemed that another poster or two may have been under the impression it was an IPA, I was just trying to be helpful and clarify.

The citrus flavor could be very interesting in a number of style including an IPA. I really like the citric hop flavors and this is one I am excited to work with.
kzoobrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 02:40 AM   #10
a10t2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Leadville, CO
Posts: 557
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It does make a great single-hop IPA. The only problem is that it fades quickly, and after a month or so it isn't nearly as hoppy.

It works well in an American Wheat too.


__________________
http://seanterrill.com/category/brewing/
Quote:
Originally Posted by monty3777 View Post
squeeze your sack like it owes you money.
a10t2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sorachi Ace Bsquared Recipes/Ingredients 17 06-12-2010 05:33 AM
Sorachi Ace in APA? sub-zero Recipes/Ingredients 30 10-12-2009 07:00 PM
Sorachi Ace in an IPA? the bunnay Recipes/Ingredients 3 07-28-2009 02:08 PM
Sorachi Ace Red? Mr. Nice Guy Recipes/Ingredients 10 06-26-2009 12:01 PM
New hop--SORACHI ACE? Dude Recipes/Ingredients 95 05-23-2009 05:19 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS