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Old 11-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #31
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I'm a big fan of Tettnanger. The Riwaka hop of New Zealand is one of my favorites. It's a smooth one and great dual purpose variety.
How would you describe riwaka? Maybe folks can describe these hops rather than just list them.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #32
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #33
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I've been playing with Sorachi Ace on and off for about a year now. It's like soy sauce or reverb. A little too much is a lot too much.
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Did a Saison recently and dry hopped with a "little too much" Sorachi.....lemon pickle bomb! It is mellowing a bit with age but I will never make that mistake again.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #34
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If we're focusing on under-appreciated hops, Perle tops my list. Medium alpha, relatively neutral, and CHEAP in bulk.

I often wonder if Rogue uses them so often because the marketplace doesn't have much demand for them.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #35
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If we're focusing on under-appreciated hops, Perle tops my list. Medium alpha, relatively neutral, and CHEAP in bulk.
Yep, good hop. I use it in 2 of my recipies, one of which gets brewed monthly. I use about 4 lbs. a year.

I'm also a huge fan of Nelson Sauvin hops.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #36
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I bought some Comet hops last fall for $5/lb. Wow they make a delicious IPA if ever there was. I am going to get more of them.
Fruity, almost like a subdued Amarillo.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #37
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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.
Pac Gem and Motueka are really nice, unique hops. They'll give a character you don't find in almost any other hops. Nice and melony, tropical, some citrus. I'm a big fan of both and make a hop-burst PA with them (in my recipes)
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #38
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Mine is Nugget. I just love that hop. So pleasing, floral, slightly herbal, it's almost noble. I used Tettnang yesterday on a Munchener Helles and thought, "This smells a lot like Nugget". I buy it by the pound and use it for bittering, flavor, and aroma, depending on the recipe. Made a nice all Nugget IIPA (in recipes) that I love.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #39
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cascade is still one of my favorites in commercial beers, and I use it often. Perle and Columbus can work in so many things.....and unappreciated Cluster is a great bittering hop, gives a nice herbal familiar foundation.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #40
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Yep, good hop. I use it in 2 of my recipies, one of which gets brewed monthly. I use about 4 lbs. a year.

What's the recipe?
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