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Old 10-08-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default IPAs and their hops

As a San Diegan, I've found there's two kinds of IPA, II IPA, and III IPA's... ones i like vs one's i don't I'm suspicous that the latter are loaded with a particular style of hops that I don't like.

I like:
Alpine Pure Hoppiness/Exponential Hoppiness, Duet
Pliny the Elder / Younger
Green Flash West Coast IPA / Imperial IPA

What I don't like:
Stone IPA
Avery IPA

So, looking at the clone recipes I've seen out there, like the pliny ones with Chinook, Warrior, Simcoe vs say a Stone clone with Magnum, Centennial. Guess I need to find a hop chart and see where they end up on flavor spectrums.

As most of the beer bars around here have hoppy beers everywhere, it would be nice to zone in a bit on things i'm likely to like / not like. I guess that's what tasters are for though!

Any thoughts on my tastes, or lack there of?


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Old 10-08-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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the one thing I like less about Stone is the Magnum hops they use in almost everything. I can definitely see how one type of bittering hops can make a difference over another.

My preferred IPAs are full of cascade, amarillo, columbus (tomahawk), centennial, and the like. I typically stray away from magnum and chinook unless used on a limited basis.

Edit! Have you had the Alesmith IPA?


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Old 10-08-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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Hmm, very interesting post. I'm not sure what's in those IPAs.

The only IPA I really detest is Avery. I don't think it's good...at all. And I think their double IPA is amazing, so go figure!

I have learned I generally don't like beers with Simcoe aroma hops...smells like cat piss to me.
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I was looking for a recommendation on hops,I made a victory hop devil ipa clone and had to substitute the recipe hops because of the shortage.
columbus for aroma,flavor and dry hop
goldings for flavor
ctz (tomahwk,zeuus)bittering
I'm looking to do a different ipa,maybe a double but I'm not real familiar with what the proper protocol is when selecting hops and amounts,I've only used existing recipes as a base.
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Does anyone have a good IPA extract recipe they would recommend
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I have learned I generally don't like beers with Simcoe aroma hops...smells like cat piss to me.
Good thing I don't have cats then

I have had Alesmith's IPA, and it's also on the like side.

Stone IPA, and, most of Stone's hoppy items, I just don't like at all.. maybe it's the Magnum. Anyone know of another Magnum loaded beer out there that I could confirm this with?
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How is the alpha acid % relitive to what hop is added to the brew kettle during the boiling process to get a good finishing result,I prefer really hoppy IPA,piney tasting and very strong aroma,what is a good combination to get this type of result and how much is to much to use.
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Stone also uses a lot of Chinook and Centennial.

They DO NOT use Cascade, in any of their beers.
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Stone also uses a lot of Chinook and Centennial.

They DO NOT use Cascade, in any of their beers.
I think that Mr. Chase told me that the only beer they brew with Chinook is Arrogant Bastard.
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Does anyone have a good IPA extract recipe they would recommend
Look around for Pliny the Elder Clones.. there's one in Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles book, and several on the internet. Including here

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/impe...58/index2.html



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