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Old 03-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
May 2010
Northern Harford County, Maryland
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Over the years Simcoe has been my favorite and I have plenty for this least 9-10 lbs, but I've been experimenting with lots of different hops in the secondary stage to supplement Simcoe. I guess I'm partly preparing for less and less Simcoe in the future or maybe I'm wanting something different.

Anyway, what are you guys using in IPA's? I like the fruity/citrus/floral flavors in a big way. I've been through the Zythos, Citra, Palisade, Amarillo craze. I'm about to be drinking one with some Simcoe/Horizon. I like a little CTZ too, but in small amounts. I'm looking for something that really stands out.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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Are you saying that Citra doesn't stand out?

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
Apr 2011
Austin, Texas
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Where do you buy your Simcoe? I've been wanting to try it, but everywhere I've looked has been sold out forever.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
Jan 2009
Corvallis, OR
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By your tastes cascade would be the next one to try.

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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Seaside, CA
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I just did a Falconer's Flight 7 C's single hop IPA. My wife and best friend pegged it as stone fruit. I agree but I got some citrus in there too. It seemed pretty mellow for a higher alph acid hop, with some cool flavors. Definitely give that one a shot.

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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I have an IPA in primary featuring sorachi ace. I've never had sorachi ace so I don't know what to expect.

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Old 03-13-2012, 12:13 AM   #7
Jan 2012
Sherwood, Arkansas
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Citra is amazing for aroma and flavor, i just made an amarillo/citra IPA and it is by far my best brew to date and maybe even my favorite IPA ever. Now i wish i put more citra in for dry hopping cause the wonderful aroma only lasted about a week and it has died quite a bit, still delicious but not as aromatic as it was when i first kegged
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:25 AM   #8
Jan 2008
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Galaxy is amazing!

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Old 03-13-2012, 12:56 AM   #9
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Centennial. I would use it in a mash hop, for every addition or even better continuously hopped, also in a hop back, in primary fermentation, in secondary fermentation and in a randal. You get extra credit if there is fresh wet centennial that you grew but dried bought centennial in either pellet or whole leaf will work.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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Good ol classic Cascade

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