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Old 11-11-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
Aug 2012
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With all the pellet release hype going on I'm wondering what your favorite unsung hero of the hop world is and for what style beer.

I've got a Brewer's Gold and Strisselspalt Biere de Mars lagering for about another month that smells heavenly.

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
Sep 2011
Beacon, New York
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Brewer's Gold has intrigued me for a while, as well as Pacific Gem. I'm planning a black IPA around them to see if I really do get a black currant / blackberry character.

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
Jan 2011
rural, ohio
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Just started playing with brambling cross, I like it alot
P1 Strawberry bannna melomel
p2 mixed berry cyser
p3 lemon ginger melomel
2 gallon fermenting kit is OTW!!!

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
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Jul 2011
Madison, WI
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Ditto on Bramling Cross. I would have to say Nelson Sauvin and Summit; I like those in small doses combined with other hops when dry hopping.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
Jun 2012
South East Massachusetts
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northern brewer-as a dry hop, most people usually use it for bittering but has an amazing aroma well suited for english ales

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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Jan 2012
Des Moines, IA
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On hand or fermenting

Boat Beer
Oud Bruin /vanilla
Coffee IPA
Pre prohibition Cream Ale
Mexican Stout in BB

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
Jan 2008
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You know with all the simcoe, citra, centennial, and amarillo love going around, it's been a long time since I've brewed a cascade heavy beer. Wondering if I should stock up on some cascade since the price is right and I don't have to fight to find it...

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #8
Mar 2012
Bergenfield, New Jersey
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I really like cascade..... And I know it isn't a single hop, but I have a house IPA wih zythos hop blend that is rockin'. Tasty and easy to use.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:47 AM   #9
Aug 2012
Pennington, NJ
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Southern Cross (NZ)! Can't say enough.

Summit is very nice also.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:19 AM   #10
Jan 2007
Near Detroit
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I love Challenger. It goes in all my hippy English ales.

Another I really like is Northern Brewer. I don't care for it alone but it adds complexity to any hoppy beer.

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