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Old 07-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Hey, Has anyone brewed an IPA with Simcoe, Citra, and Amarillo? Would these three hops work well with each other? All are well respected and desired on their own, but what about all together?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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I brewed a Citra, Amarillo, and Centennial IPA and, while it is fantastic, it is lacking a certain something. Maybe Simcoe would fix that....
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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A old post of mine:

This was a great use of Citra hops aroma!

Citra apa

28g. Simcoe 15 min.
28g. Amarillo 7 min.
85g. citra 2 min.

kegged 3-21-10 with 85g Citra

I find the citra to have a lingering bite, hopheads may like it but I'll never do a all citra beer, nope.

A even older post:

60 IBU

Simcoe,Amarillo,Citra = FWH

Amarillo,Citra = 7min

Citra,Amarillo = 2 min

Citra,Amarillo,Simcoe = Dry Hop

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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i've never made one, but it sounds delicious! Please post if you come up with a good one.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #5
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Being as Simcoe and Amarillo are hard to find nowadays (especially Simcoe), this will be an expensive brew. These 3 hops should complement each other nicely though.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #6

I've done a simcoe/citra/Chinook before and it was awesome, I'm sure Amarillo would be even better!

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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Simcoe/amarillo is a tried and true combo. Adding Citra will add an additional depth of flavor (stone fruit in addition to the pine/citrus).

Keep the Citra as a very late addition/dry hop - don't bitter with it.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:44 PM   #8

+1 hop burst or ko additions, bittering with citra gives an ode de cat urine smell.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #9
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Liquid Sunshine 2.0

Imperial India Pale Ale
Type: All grain Size: 12 gallons
Color: 14 SRM
Bitterness: 81 IBU
OG: 1.087 FG: 1.016
Alcohol: 9.4% v/v

22 lb. of Maris Otter or NW Pale Malt
4 lb. American Vienna
3 lb. Belgian Munich
2 lb. Gambrinus Honey Malt
1.5 lb. Belgian CaraMunich

Mash: 80% efficiency
Boil: 15 gallons

2 lb. Brown sugar (at 10 min)


2 oz. Summit (18% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Simcoe (12.9% AA, 60 min.)

.5 oz. Cascade (7.5% AA, 15, 5 min.)
.5 oz. Amorillo (7.5% AA, 15, 5 min.)
1.25oz. Citra (11% AA, 15, 5 min.)
.5 oz. Simcoe (12.9% AA, 15, 5 min.)

Dry hop:

.5 oz Simcoe
1 oz Cascade
1 oz Amorillo
1.5 oz Cirtra

Yeast: wlp001 or wlp007

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:55 PM   #10

That sounds amazing!

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