Favorite Hop Combos

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radarsock
beers 1226 º places 112 º 19:58 Wed 4/5/2017

Falconer’s Flight, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Mosaic is one stable combination I will often add on, that I have used for at least two previous DIPA recipes in the past year. All of the recipe specifications have pretty much stayed the same throughout.

First Wort: Amarillo & Ahtanum
Boil: Amarillo (60 minutes), Ahtanum (45 minutes) Falconer’s Flight (20 minutes), Simcoe & Mosaic (5 minutes) Falconer’s Flight & Amarillo (1 minute)
Flameout: Mosaic & Simcoe
Dry-hop: Falconer’s Flight, Amarillo, & Mosaic

I may at some point use Chinook. Love its compatibility with Amarillo and Simcoe.

Anyone else? And for that regard, have you just stumbled on any hop combinations not terribly well-known or copied? I’d be interested to know, and to learn what your experiences have been with them.



Tusen takk!

 
ekstedt
beers 7280 º places 289 º 09:29 Thu 4/6/2017

Pacific Gem & Riwaka back in the days where you could get the latter. Wonderful combination of blackberries/wood from Pacific Gem and tropical fruits and strawberries from Riwaka.

 
HornyDevil
14:00 Thu 4/6/2017

The one that I like the most is Centennial, Amarillo, and Citra. Centennial gives you just enough dankness to balance all that citrus and tropical fruit.

 
JulienHuxley
beers 6207 º places 447 º 14:14 Thu 4/6/2017

I’ve been looking towards trying to find some winning combos with cheaper hops as things like citra and galaxy regularly reach the neighborhood of 40$ (Canadian) a lb. One strong alternative I really like that is almost half the price is Summit - that hop packs a powerful punch with enough fun fruity tropical notes to use it as a single hop in my IPAs.

I’ve also had some success using a combo of Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe (A&S are generally about 20% cheaper than citra/mosaic/galaxy - it really adds up when you’re using 16-20 oz for a single 5 gallon batch).

 
barncatmatt
beers 2287 º places 71 º 15:24 Thu 4/6/2017

Originally posted by HornyDevil
The one that I like the most is Centennial, Amarillo, and Citra. Centennial gives you just enough dankness to balance all that citrus and tropical fruit.


was coming here to post this ^^^

 
radarsock
beers 1226 º places 112 º 21:14 Sun 4/9/2017

Originally posted by HornyDevil
The one that I like the most is Centennial, Amarillo, and Citra. Centennial gives you just enough dankness to balance all that citrus and tropical fruit.
Are you using Centennial as the bittering hop?

 
HornyDevil
13:12 Mon 4/10/2017

Originally posted by radarsock
Originally posted by HornyDevil
The one that I like the most is Centennial, Amarillo, and Citra. Centennial gives you just enough dankness to balance all that citrus and tropical fruit.
Are you using Centennial as the bittering hop?


Ayep, but I also add some after flame out with the Citra and Amarillo. Really like the grapefruit rind that it brings to the orange and tropical fruit party.

 
MonsterMagnet
beers 1801 º places 15 º 13:19 Mon 4/10/2017

Originally posted by JulienHuxley
One strong alternative I really like that is almost half the price is Summit - that hop packs a powerful punch with enough fun fruity tropical notes to use it as a single hop in my IPAs.
I did a Summit and El Dorado combo for an india black ale and I loved it!

 
radarsock
beers 1226 º places 112 º 18:50 Mon 4/10/2017

Originally posted by MonsterMagnet
Originally posted by JulienHuxley
One strong alternative I really like that is almost half the price is Summit - that hop packs a powerful punch with enough fun fruity tropical notes to use it as a single hop in my IPAs.
I did a Summit and El Dorado combo for an india black ale and I loved it!
A black IPA with a pink grapefruit and pear profile?

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