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Old 01-09-2013, 05:54 AM   #1
Aug 2012
Garden Grove, CA
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I just brewed my first IPA using strictly the Columbus hop. I would like to get a good feel for the different hop flavor profiles first hand and not just from what I read.

Any recommendations on which hop I should try next?

The one caveat is that I'm switching from extract to AG. Given the fact that my next batch is going to be my first AG brew should I put my quest on hold until I become more familiar with the process? I would hate for my inexperience to influence my opinion of a perfectly good hop.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe... all make tasty single hop IPA
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:58 AM   #3
Oct 2012
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I love citra but it's not great as the lone hop

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 AM   #4
Feb 2012
Pittsburgh, Pa
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just start at A and keep brewing till there are no more letters!!!!
Primary: cabernet sauvignon, El dorado pale
Seconday: Golding abbey, Flanders Red, Cocoa IPA, S.C.A. IPA
Bottled: Golding kolsch, Raspberry Mead, Berlinner Weisse, Caliente Pale ale, Amarillo/Citra wheat
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
Oct 2010
Thailand, Chiang mai,Thailand
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Amarillo baby!

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #6
Jan 2008
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Originally Posted by eandersen View Post
I love citra but it's not great as the lone hop
Its great by itself 3Floyds has proof

Zombie Dust - Citra only
Gumball Head - Amarillo only

I brewed an American Wheat hopped with Citra only and it was a great beer. I also pulled it off as an extract, when your shooting for a simpler malt build and want to have a hoppy beer nothing wrong with exploiting the simplicity of extract brewing.

Fermenter 1: Gumball head clone
Fermenter 2: Azacca Mosaic Promise-ish

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
May 2012
Morgantown, Wv
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Some of my favorites....Ammarillo, Citra, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, Southern Cross, Cascade, Centenial, Chinook,

mmmmm I love hops

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