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Old 03-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #81
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I'm finding it incredibly bizarre that we're only getting two major opinions on this hop: "clean but boring" or "fruity and awesome!". Then again, I suppose hop tastes are always a bit subjective.
There is that, but I have a hard time trying to imagine which styles I would actually LIKE to taste/smell apple and pear in... saison? hmmm, maybe. A Beligian of some sort? Maybe...

I would guess any combining of Calypso with big citrusy hops would just blow away the calypso character, so help me out...

What style do you THINK (or know if you like your calypso-experiment beers) this hop will go well with?
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #82
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There is that, but I have a hard time trying to imagine which styles I would actually LIKE to taste/smell apple and pear in... saison? hmmm, maybe. A Beligian of some sort? Maybe...

I would guess any combining of Calypso with big citrusy hops would just blow away the calypso character, so help me out...

What style do you THINK (or know if you like your calypso-experiment beers) this hop will go well with?
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #83
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Kolsch?
Ohhh, good point. Hmmmmmm. That sounds really good, actually.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #84
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It all depends on the amount you use I guess? I never noticed any apple/pear but did notice some floral aromas.

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I don't think this is (entirely) it; between my two batches focused on emphasizing Calypso, one had 4oz in the late additions (2oz DH) and the second had 6oz (again, 2oz DH). Both were single hop brews, and only the second had even a hint of any fruit whatsoever (and that one was *only* a hint). Perhaps the hop flavor just varies widely from source to source and I ended up with a "bad" batch.

 
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There is that, but I have a hard time trying to imagine which styles I would actually LIKE to taste/smell apple and pear in... saison? hmmm, maybe. A Beligian of some sort? Maybe...

I would guess any combining of Calypso with big citrusy hops would just blow away the calypso character, so help me out...

What style do you THINK (or know if you like your calypso-experiment beers) this hop will go well with?
I wouldn't mind it in a light blonde (BM's Centennial Blonde comes to mind; in fact, I think that was one of my test batches). Or a Belgian PA, perhaps. An IPA, depending on the strength of the fruits (wouldn't be terribly different from an all-citra or all-NZ hops IPA, albeit with different fruit types).

Since it seems rather difficult to gauge the intensity of the fruit character, it's hard to pin down what it would go nicely with. Although it could balance very well with a light lager (as mentioned), if the apple/pear is relatively mild.

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #86
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I loved my Apocolypso brew which featured the Calypso hop. It definitely had pear and apple notes without much bitterness.

The schedule was .75oz @ 15min and .25oz @ 5 min with 1oz Magnum @ 60 min for bittering.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:26 PM   #87
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I loved my Apocolypso brew which featured the Calypso hop. It definitely had pear and apple notes without much bitterness.

The schedule was .75oz @ 15min and .25oz @ 5 min with 1oz Magnum @ 60 min for bittering.
Thats what I brewed too. It is unlike any other pale ale. I'm going to enter it in a competition - I'm betting in comments like "consider using an ale yeast" and "try to control fermentation temps." lol.

To be clear - the fruitiness is NOT like that of a Belgian.

It might be good in a Kolsch or other light beer for summer. Hmmm... I would want to balance it against a clean crisp dry body. The Apocalypso is medium body and while very good I think a lighter body style might be really good too.

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #88
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i have 3oz of calypso hops i added to an AHS order (really, all i needed was 2oz of northern brewer for my cali common because LHBS never has them in stock.... ended up with that, 3oz calypso, 3oz falconer's flight, and 1oz zythos)
planning a 3g single hop apa with all late additions (20 minutes-flameout)
now i just need an open fermenter... and i just bought another friday!

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #89
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How about a single-hop (SMaSH perhaps?) pale ale or IPA with the Calypso. I almost ordered a pound from HopsDirect but opted for a pound of Bravo. I think Calypso will be my next experiment.

If you do an all-Calypso brew, be sure to post your results!
And now I know what I'm brewing next.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #90
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I was at Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal last night, they had an all-calypso pale ale. Very little hop aroma or flavor, slightly sweet beer. (that's obviously not the calypso's fault).

They called it "Cousteau". LOL

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