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Old 06-17-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Bittering vs. flavor hops

I'm still having trouble distinguishing between the 2.
Can someone suggest a commercial beer that has a lot of hop flavor, but very little bittering so that I can taste the difference.

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
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IIRC, the Long Trail IPA is not bitter but does have some hop flavor. The difference is the bittering addition makes the beer read as bitter on your palate. Flavor additions give the beer the actual taste of hops, with little bitter effects...


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troeg(sp) hopback amber is flavor packed(hops) and fantastic, with balanced bitterness. Usually traditional English IPAs are bitter with subdued hop flavor.
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Very few high-hop flavor/aroma beers have low bittering. I think you'd be much better off trying a few Extra Special Bitters, which are Pale Ales with high bittering & low hop aroma/flavor.
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