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Old 04-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Can anybody recommend an all noble hop IPA all grain recipe, or a single hop IPA recipe and suggestions of which noble hop you think would be a good substitute? Thanks

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken, "noble" hops are known for their low bitterness and a more nuetral to earthy quality. I wouldn't think they would make for a great IPA
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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Noble Pils by Sam Adams is a good beer that I think puts the noble hops on center stage. Its IBU's aren't at the IPA level though. The description on the bottle says it uses all the noble hops. I would see a noble IPA as a amped up version of the Noble Pils which is a good beer. You might use more hops to get the same IBU's but if you like noble hops go for it.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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Great points, but I keep going back to the fact that when the British first created this style they didn't have all of the hybrid types of hops we have today. They just added more hops so the beer wouldn't spoil on the way to India. Im just guessing that the hops they did have we're close to noble hops. Am I incorrect?

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #5
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Great points, but I keep going back to the fact that when the British first created this style they didn't have all of the hybrid types of hops we have today. They just added more hops so the beer wouldn't spoil on the way to India. Im just guessing that the hops they did have we're close to noble hops. Am I incorrect?
The hops they had would have definitely been a lot closer to noble hops than most American cultivars are. I've heard of people using noble hops to good end for use in IPAs. A search on this site brings up a number of examples.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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I don't know where you're at, but if you're on the east coast, Shipyard makes an all Fuggles IPA. Haven't tried it myself. EKG's might be another option.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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Sam Adams made an all-Hallertau Mittelfruh Imperial Pilsner a few years ago that was delicious. Basically, fitting pilsner ingredients into a BIG IPA's numbers. I thought it was great, but quite different than what you think when you hear IPA.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #8
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Great points, but I keep going back to the fact that when the British first created this style they didn't have all of the hybrid types of hops we have today. They just added more hops so the beer wouldn't spoil on the way to India. Im just guessing that the hops they did have we're close to noble hops. Am I incorrect?
I think you are right. Historic British recipes seem to use quite a lot of
noble hops.

here is one
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.co.uk...ushers-ip.html

many more on this site you might want to look at.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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Noble Pils by Sam Adams is a good beer that I think puts the noble hops on center stage. Its IBU's aren't at the IPA level though. The description on the bottle says it uses all the noble hops. I would see a noble IPA as a amped up version of the Noble Pils which is a good beer. You might use more hops to get the same IBU's but if you like noble hops go for it.
This...I know its not what you are after...but have you tasted it? Its fantastic! Plus there are several recipies out there, you could use it as a starting point and start subbing out the pils malt to the point you like

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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You don't need to be using high alpha hops to create an IPA, of course you'll just have to add more of what you're using. Maybe people are forgetting English IPAs? Many of them include huge amounts of EKG or Fuggles--technically not noble hops, but many people loosely refer to them as such. I'd say to just use a bunch of what you like to get your IBUs in line with an IPA. I do like the Noble pils suggestion as well; stuff is awesome!

 
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