Galaxy Hops or Amarillo for aroma and flavor in my IPA?

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    bradentanner22 New Member

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    Hey guys. Looking to brew my first own IPA recipe and I'm having a little trouble picking out the best hop for my beer. I have my IBU's in check but I'm really working for that flavor and aroma now. Would you suggest Galaxy Hops or Amarillo? And how much for how long should I dry hop it?
     
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    Ask two brewers, get three opinons.... There's no "best" hop, it's simply a question of what you want in your beer. I've used Amarillo and like it. I haven't used Galaxy. Furthermore, it depends on how you are using them in the brew. Galaxy sounds interesting, Amarillo is pretty tried-and-true in American-style IPAs. So, based on what flavors the hops produce at various points in the brewing process, the decision is pretty much up to you.
     
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    I prefer Amarillo, but like above depends on how your setting it up, most hops have a certain type of flavor herb or fruit or mint or grassy, the list goes on, you just don't want to mix one type with another
     
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    i use Amarillo and Citra in my pales. i enjoy that combination. i've heard some good things about Galaxy. I haven't used it yet, but i've got a recipe that calls for Galaxy i'm planning to use in the next month or so.
     
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    So Ozarks are you saying you wouldn't use Amarillo and Galaxy hops together in the dry hopping or in the same recipe at all??
     
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    I think those two hops would go well together.

    And assuming you're doing 5 gallons, I'd hop with at least an oz and for about a week. Also, I use marbles to weight the bag down. They're easy to sanitize and it gives maximum beer-hops contact.

    Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
     
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    they would be fine together both have fruit characteristics
     
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    Galaxy is a great hop if you're going for a juicy fruit-forward hop profile. It's comparable to Mosaic in that regard. Load up on late additions and dry hop with it and you'll get a great tropical fruit profile.

    I recently did a IPA with Nugget, Citra and Galaxy, the magic they made together were glorious.
     

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