I'd like to get a group of people together to help test out some new hop styles. This is open to anyone. The plan is to get a bulk order of a new type of hop and have everyone brew with the hops. The recipes are open to whatever you want to brew, the only catch is there can only be one single hop type throughout the brew.
I'm looking to start this within the next month, so if you are interested, reply to this thread. Some of the hops we can choose are:
It's like Centennial, Columbus and Amarillo had a baby (and peed on it). Emphasis is on Orange with resiny and spicy components. Make no mistake, this is a Super High Alpha, not for the squeemish. It's original name was 01051, but that just wasn't catchy, so they went with Apollo
Best I could find is that it is similar to Zeus or Nugget.
Citrus, peach, apricot, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, melon, gooseberry, lychee fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya and other tropical fruit flavors and aromas. So, ah, fruity.
- Sorchi Ace
A Japanese winner by all counts with its powerful lemon aroma, high bittering value and flavorful personality.
Quite new on the scene (2003) but the consensus is very positive with its “peak” bittering value coupled with robust citrus notes of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Receiving accolades as an ideal hop for the ultimate Pale Ale.
Depending on hops style and availability, we can pick up a couple pounds to and divide these up between the brewers.