On a search for non citrusy hops..

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  1. lagerz

    lagerz New Member

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    The only grapefruit citrus beer that I have enjoyed is Legacy IPA by Saranac. I'd describe it as crisp, clean grapefuit but balanced with a beer taste and not oily/musty like some grapefruit ones.

    My favorite beers tend to be lagers like Zywieck, Okocim, Spaten. I've used East Kent Goldings for bittering and Hallertau/Saaz for aroma in my homebrews so far and can vouch for no citrus taste. My last brew used Tettnanger but still has 2-3 weeks to go before tasting. I didn't like the smell of the tett pellets as much as the hallertau. I'd say they had a slightly grassy smell compared to the spicy hallertau.

    I'm thinking of ordering a bine of mt. hood and crystal from this website to plant in my backyard. They sound like improved versions of Hallertau with resistance to disease:

    http://www.greatlakeshops.com/mount-hood.html

    Perle is also on my list of hops to try.
    Have fun experimenting with different hop varieties.
     
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    I love many of the German and English hop varieties so second that response. Lots of the Golding variety are great.

    Try Phoenix hops! Made an ESB with those several times and it was a hit!
     

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