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Old 10-12-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about bravo hops? They smell similar to Chinook but I thing they are around 15% AA. I have a couple of oz's to try out and I'm looking for any info I can get before I decide on what they will be used for.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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Two years later, and I have the same question. I was thinking of doing an IPA with mine, but anyone else have a suggestion?



 
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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Sierra Nevada is using Bravo to bitter its Pale Ale.

 
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #4
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Quote:
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Sierra Nevada is using Bravo to bitter its Pale Ale.
I have been led to believe that SN uses Magnum for bittering, especially in PA. Never heard of them using Bravo.

 
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:47 AM   #5
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That's what I always thought as well. But, I took a tour yesterday, and in their hop room I ran my hands through a giant pile of conspicuously labeled Bravo. I was curious what they were using it for, and I saw a hopping schedule for Pale Ale on a clipboard hanging on the wall. Bravo for bittering in PA, at least this week.

 
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:36 AM   #6
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another 2 years later, Bravo hops are used in Shiners Wild Hare Pale Ale, Along with Golding hops...

 
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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I just bought 1lb of Bravo from Hops Direct. I have no idea what I will use them for. Per this quote from some other site:
"Nice medium lingering bitterness -- not as harsh as Chinook, but not soft like a low alpha either - sort of like Simcoe in terms of bitterring. IMparts a bit of earthiness to it too, much like Warrior, IMO."
I suppose they make good bittering hops. If I ever get around to making a single hop IPA with these I be sure to post the results.

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:17 AM   #8
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I use Bravo for bittering just about all of my American ales. Cheap, high AA, and not at all what I'd call harsh. More along the lines of assertive bitterness.

 
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #9
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I just tapped an all-Bravo IPA. I used flavor, aroma & dry-hop additions.

I like it. It's a little strange, because the flavor isn't noble or piney, but more minty & doesn't linger. I'll see how it grows on me. Not sure I'd dry hop with it again.

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:13 PM   #10
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any more bravo updates? bravo dryhopping seems questionable, but decent flavor?

i brewed an all bravo pale ale yesterday, 1st time using the hop. hops smelled a little oniony, earthy, and citrusy at 15AA
pound of rye and crystal 50, 6# LME.
60 .5oz
15 .5oz
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