Low- or Mid-Alpha hop with lots of "fruity" flavor - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Low- or Mid-Alpha hop with lots of "fruity" flavor
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-14-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
ericd
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Posts: 635
Liked 12 Times on 5 Posts



Hi, I'm looking for a low- or mid-alpha hop with a "fruity" flavor. Not picky about what kind of fruit it resembles, just don't want grassy/piney/"green" flavors.

The only ones that I can think of are Crystal or Amarillo. Any suggestions?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
ericd
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Posts: 635
Liked 12 Times on 5 Posts


Found this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/fruity-hops-181590/



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 8,093
Liked 474 Times on 382 Posts


Amarillo is a good choice. Citra is also, but to be honest I'm not particularly keen on it.

You might also consider some of the New Zealand or Australian varieties. They are definitely more fruity and less piney/earthy.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
Ĝlbart
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Bergen, Norway
Posts: 217
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Challenger if you want a British kind of fruity.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
JonK331
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,098
Liked 32 Times on 32 Posts


Check out the New Zealand varieties. NZ cascade is more fruity, Rakau comes to mind, also NZ halltertau. All depends on what kind of beer you are making. Seven Bridges has a good variety. These also happen to be organic.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 08:58 PM   #6
Commander_Nate
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
San Diego
Posts: 28

Pacific Gem has some fruity flavors to it (sort of berryish). It also has some woody undertones. I've used it in two stout recipes, so some of it may have been covered up by the roasted barley and other grains. They were good beers - very smooth and flavorful.

The alpha may be higher than you're looking for, though. My local shop just started getting them in from New Zealand a few months back.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
ericd
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Posts: 635
Liked 12 Times on 5 Posts


Thanks guys



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bucephalus "Martingale" - partial mash "fast" Festbier kwantam Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-23-2011 07:31 PM
how does DFH120 use so much sugar and not get "cider" flavor bkov Recipes/Ingredients 5 01-13-2010 06:28 PM
"Imperial" Porter - Fruity esters desired chefchris Recipes/Ingredients 1 01-09-2009 10:00 PM
Hops: Bitterness "flavor" on long boils; explained Denny's Evil Concoctions Recipes/Ingredients 11 03-07-2008 04:40 AM
"Spicy" flavor - hops maybe? jezter6 Recipes/Ingredients 5 08-20-2007 01:07 PM


Forum Jump