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Old 06-30-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default The grapefruit hop

I have had several IPAs or hoppy PAs over the years that have had a very prominent grapefruit taste. What kind of hops are used to create this effect. Is it the Columbus?
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:37 AM   #2
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cascade is the most common 1 for that flavor
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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I have used lots of Cascade over the past couple years, but it never has given it a truly grapefruit flavor. Citrusy, yes, but not really grapefruit... :-/
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simcoe/amarillo do it in several clones.... look up a recipe online for DFH60 or for Ranger IPA. Both have what I consider great grapefruit notes.
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I get grapefruit from both Simcoe and Centennial.
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Doesn't Centennial have a similar flavor profile to Cascade, just with more alpha-acids?
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columbus, centennial, and cascade all have a similar profile. they're even called "the 3-c hops"
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I get grapefruit from both Simcoe and Centennial.
Yup, those are the two that I would think of.
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Riwaka is a grapefruit bomb!
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I think all of the c-hops will give that impression. My all citra wheat beer tastes like grapefruit juice tho lol. Big grapefruit on citra. As good as it is I am after other citrus flavors. Want to use sorachi asap.
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