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Old 09-03-2010, 03:55 AM   #1
Mar 2010
Oakland, CA
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I have a pound of Sorachi Ace in my freezer - not quite sure why I ordered it. Does anyone have experience making APA/IPA with it? I know it makes a good Saison but it is kind of past the Saison time of year (at least in Northern California). Any feedback/thoughts/experiences would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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Used it recently with some Amarillo for more of a summer wheat beer, and it turned out great. Fruity, actually tasted very pina colada like, maybe it was the combo of hops, maybe just a funky batch, either way good for a hot day. It would be interesting to hear others experience with it, maybe mixed with Citra, Simcoe, or something?

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Old 09-03-2010, 05:11 AM   #3
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Make a huge IIPA with it! I was at the Deschutes Bar in Portland last month and tried their Citra-bomb Freshly Squeezed IPA.

From what I hear, Sorachi Ace is big and lemony.

Just a thought.

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Old 09-03-2010, 07:15 AM   #4
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i made an IPA with sorachis and summits awhile was one of the most interesting IPAs ive ever made. I think it would be a nice compliment to any of the c-hops

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #5
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I've been thinking of using Sorachi's lemongrass flavour to brew a lemongrass-ginger ale. Think it would fit in nicely there. Not tooo much though...balance is the key.

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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I used it in a rye IPA with cascade and amarillo, 1st beer I entered in a competition and got 2nd place (41pts) in catergory 23.

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Old 09-03-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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It works exceptionally well in light lagers and Pilsners.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:23 PM   #8
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I made a recipe that is on hopville that I have been wanting to do it calls for sorachi ace citra centennial and summit. Its called tsar bombam I always thought it would make a great citras ipa
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:04 AM   #9
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i had 4 oz of this hop and wanted to see what it was like, so i mashed 95% 2 row 5% crystal 60 and then did an oz at 60 min, .5 oz at 20 and 10, 1 oz at 0 min and 1 oz dry hop. pretty interesting hop, tasted kind of lemony, and a little grapefuity. some people who have tried this beer tasted tons of coconut though, and some people said it tasted really danky. so i dunno haha

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Old 09-04-2010, 04:05 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Jevans View Post
it is kind of past the Saison time of year (at least in Northern California).
Just turn the thermostat up to 90 and it's always saison time of year.

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