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Old 08-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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I'm looking for suggestions of hop varieties that have orange flavor notes, as opposed to grapefruit or generic citrus. I'd like to try to put together a chocolate/orange stout with just malt, hops, yeast, and water, if possible. I'm headed out to the SLHBS later today. Pacifica comes to mind, but if there are others I should look at as well, I'd love to know.

 
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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I personally find that Summit can have tangerine notes, though some people also describe it as having a garlic or onion flavor that they don't like. Amarillo comes to mind too as a more orange-like flavor.

I'm not sure why you wouldn't also use some orange rind, though, unless it's just to see how it goes. Bitter/sour/Seville orange rind is used in beer all the time, and it will blend well with hops. I would also recommend a small amount of ground Indian coriander, which has a strong citrusy aroma.

 
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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I get a lot of orange from cascade hops. I would try that along with some orange zest at flameout.

 
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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Citra and Amarillo Hops due great for a citrus note. Can be close to orange if dry hopped for aroma tricking your brain into tasting orange/tangerine.

Could also combine sweet orange peel?
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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I haven't used amarillo yet, but I did pick up half a pound of them recently. Maybe this will be a good test bed.

I'm avoiding the use of orange zest/peel (and cocoa nibs) just as a challenge. I want to see if I can coax the flavors I want out of just the base ingredients. I got some one gallon fermenters recently, and I've been having fun getting experimental (so far, I've gotten a horrible catpiss IPA and a promising pineapple mead out of them).

 
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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Ahtanum has an orange flavor to it. It's accompanied by a musty/earthy component, so if you are looking for a clean orange flavor it may not be your best bet.

 
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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I did a pale ale with a mix of ahtanum and Amarillo. It tastes like fresh squeezed orange juice.

 
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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I did a pale ale with a mix of ahtanum and Amarillo. It tastes like fresh squeezed orange juice.
I've done this same combo -- really fantastic!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #9
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I brewed an all zythos IPA, and it was like biting into the side of a tangerine. That keg didn't last long.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #10
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I did a pale ale with a mix of ahtanum and Amarillo. It tastes like fresh squeezed orange juice.
What quantities/times did you add for the orange juice flavor?
What style was the beer? <- I just saw that you stated it was a pale ale.

 
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