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Old 04-30-2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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Feb 2009
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Was just curious what everyone's Favorite Hops are used in IPA's?

I just made a new IPA (Low Pro IPA) recipe and have already made 3 batches of it,Used Citra. I can keep it on tap. Had to get a Custom Handle For it too.. So guess you could say i'm on a Citra Hop Kick right now!

Next Up: Imperial IPA
Primary1: Pale Ale
Primary2: Low Pro IPA
Secondary:IPA with Falconers Hops, Blonde Ale

Bottled: Red Ale

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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You'll get lots of opinions on this topic. I like Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe.
Primary: German Hef, Belgian IPA, Scottish 80, Belgian Dubbel
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:17 AM   #3
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My favorite at the moment is Citra. Can't go wrong with simcoe/amarillo/centennial for flavor/aroma. I use a lot of columbus to bitter and cascade to dry hop also. But Citra is good for all.

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:19 AM   #4
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i use columbus/cascade combo
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:04 AM   #6
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I have not tried citra yet and want to. Now I would say Simcoe and Centennial

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #7
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Jun 2009
Austin, TX
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I've been big on Centennial lately. It just seems to fit well with my go to hoppy beers. Citra hadn't even been on my radar but now I really want to try it. After reading its description I want to substitute it in this weekend's brew but my very large, national LHBS says it won't be back in stock until December. WTF?

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #8
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Amarillo hops for me. I love the grapefruit taste and smell

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:28 AM   #9
Jan 2011
Boston, MA
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Chinook adds some pineyness which I always like in an ipa!
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:43 PM   #10
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Im a citrus/grapefruit/flowery IPA type so I like Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade. Havent had the opportunity to try Citra yet but I like what I hear about it.

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