Hop recommendation for Amber Ale?

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Making a simple amber ale from LME and a little Munich and wheat steeped in. Going to use Safale S-04. Looking to keep it about 25 ibu and recipe calculates out to be about 5.5% abv.

What do you recommend?
 

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Hop suggestions from two 5.5% 30 IBU amber ales I've brewed recently:
  • Cascade & Fuggle: see Broken Leg House Amber recipe here at HBT.
  • Liberty: see Shell's Firebrick recipe (brewed with ale yeast) at Beer & Wine Journal.
 
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Heck that sounds great. I have Centennial in whole cone and pellets and Chinook in pellets. I think I used all my Cascade earlier in the year, but had enough C hops to go around for now. I also have a little Simcoe left and had someone call it Cascade on steroids. Not sure how if that is accurate, but I've only used SImcoe in dry hop so far.
 

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I brewed an amber with summit, simcoe, and saphir that turned out pretty good.
 

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2 weeks ago brewed caramel amber ale using chinook and willamette. Love this beer and hop combo.
 

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You can't go wrong with fresh cascade. It is THE hop to use in an American amber, and a small dry hop is a nice touch too

I also like Centennial or Chinook as backup options
Agree with this. My amber ale is 50/50 cascade/centennial and its won a gold medal.
 

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I have an Amber Ale that uses Galaxy, Amarillo and Centennial. It won a local brewery's comp a few years back and I got to brew it there a few times and then they upscaled it at another brewery to can. Basically Amarillo FWH, Amarillo and Galaxy at 5 minutes, Galaxy in Whirlpool and Centennial dry hopped. At the brewery they moved the Galaxy to dry hop with the Centennial.
 

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If you want to go a little British, I once won the British Brown Ale category at a competition with a beer that had East Kent Goldings and Challenger.
 
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