Special Issue: Hop Lover's Guide

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Calculating IBUs

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In alcoholic beverages, maltiness is usually balanced by another flavor. In wine (and some styles of beer), maltiness is balanced by acidity. In most styles of beer, maltiness is balanced by the

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Buying & Storing Hops

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There are many different varieties of hops available to the homebrewer. In addition, these hops come in a few different forms. Different forms of hops vary with regards to their storage potential

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Hoppy Charts

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So how do you choose the right hops for your beer? With such a wide range of flavor and aroma characteristics, Brew Your Own’s online chart can serve as a helpful guide

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Dick’s Brewing Co.’s Bottleworks IPA clone

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Since this is a big beer, Dick’s takes it’s time producing Bottleworks IPA. It takes a total of 6 weeks to ferment, clear in the bright tank, mellow, and then Dick’s bottle conditions the beer for another 2 week.

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Build A Hop Trellis

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Don’t have somewhere your hops can climb 20-feet (~ 6-m) tall? Consider building a hop trellis for your bines to climb this season.

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Odell Brewing Company: 5 Barrel Pale Ale clone

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Named for the 5 select hop additions, this is a refreshing pale ale with a lively hop flavor and aroma.

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Deschutes Brewing Company: Mirror Pond Pale Ale clone

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Deschutes leans on Cascade hops in this classic pale ale to give this beer lots of floral and citrus notes.

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Terrapin Brewing Co.’s Rye Pale Ale clone

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Dry hopped with Amarillo®, this American rye pale ale is perfect for summer enjoyment.

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Wells and Young’s Ltd: Young’s Special London Ale clone

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Young’s Special London Ale is a well-balanced, bottle conditioned premium bitter brewed with 100% British ingredients.

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Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale clone

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Bell’s flagship IPA is brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Celebration clone

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First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada explains that Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA, and it’s still one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. The intense, hop-heavy beer features Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops.

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Saint Arnold Brewing Co.’s Elissa IPA

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“A traditional India Pale Ale, the Elissa IPA is very hoppy with a properly balanced malty body. Elissa has huge hop additions in the kettle that give it a wonderful bitterness and is then dry-hopped in the fermenter to create the pleasant floral, hoppy nose. Our reverse osmosis water makes the bitter very soft with no harsh notes to it. The maltiness is derived from British Maris Otter malt. Its rich flavor stands up to the hops that would otherwise dominate this beer. The Elissa is an authentic version of an India Pale Ale (IPA) style.”

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North Coast Brewing Co.’s Acme IPA clone

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North Coast Brewing Co.’s Acme IPA clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.062  FG = 1.011 IBU = 56  SRM = 7  ABV = 6.6% Ingredients 11.33 lbs. (5.1 kg) Great Western

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Rogue Ales: Imperial Pale Ale (I2PA) clone

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Part of Rogue Ale’s XS series of beers, their I2PA features an intense hopping regiment and is aged for 9 months before leaving the brewery.

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Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Elder clone

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Originally brewed to be part of a first-ever “Double IPA festival” back in 2000, Pliny has become the standard by which many modern double IPAs are measured. As with any hop-heavy beer, Pliny is best enjoyed fresh, while the massive hop aroma is at its peak.

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Bear Republic Brewing Company: Racer 5 IPA clone

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This full-bodied West Coast IPA is one of America’s most medal-winning IPAs.

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Bear Republic Brewing Company: Hop Rod Rye clone

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This high-gravity IPA is brewed with 18% rye malt and has a floral hop aroma and caramel notes.

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Three Floyds Brewing Company: Dreadnaught clone

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This unforgettable imperial IPA features an intense citrus hop aroma and a huge malt body.

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Alesmith Brewing Company: Alesmith IPA clone

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This well-balanced West Coast IPA is a San Diego classic that is filled with aromas of grapfruit and tangerine, fresh pine, and tropical fruit.

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: 90-Minute IPA clone

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90 Minute IPA was the first beer that Dogfish Head brewed using their continuous hopping technique of adding hops throughout the boil. Esquire magazine has called it “perhaps the best IPA in America.”

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Great Divide Brewing Company: Old Ruffian clone

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Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward barleywine with subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness.

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewing: Indian Brown clone

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This dark IPA is available year-round and is dry hopped similarly to Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPAs. It is roasty, with a mild hop bitterness.

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Great Divide Brewery’s Yeti Imperial Stout clone

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According to Great Divide’s website, “Yeti Imperial Stout is an onslaught of the senses. It starts with big, roasty malt flavor that gives way to rich caramel and toffee notes. Yeti gets its bold hop character from an enormous quantity of American hops. It weighs in at a hefty 75 IBUs.” There are many variants to the Yeti base beer including the famed barrel-aged version.

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Flying Dog Brewery’s Gonzo Porter (Imperial Porter) clone

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Brewed in honor of Hunter S. Thomson, this beer is “big, bold, and beautiful.” It features notes of roasted chocolate, coffee, and vanilla malt flavors.

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Left Hand Brewery’s Twin Sisters (Double IPA) clone

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A big, chewy, resiny, hop extravaganza. Not a brew for the feint of heart.

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Growing Hops

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One of the easier ways you can put the “home” in homebrewing is to grow your own hops. This widely distributed plant, with the latin name Humulus lupulus, is broadly part of

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Hopping Help for Extract Brewers

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All forms of homebrewing – whether all-grain, partial mash or extract – share many similarities. However, each it has its own set of challenges as well. One of the biggest complaints of

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Wort Boiling & Hop Character

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The bitterness in beer is developed by adding hops to boiling wort. Likewise, boiling hops adds hop flavor and aroma. The bitterness keeps the beer from being too sweet and the flavor

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Hop Basics

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  Historically speaking, hops are a fairly recent innovation in the brewing world. Although evidence exists of their cultivation as early as 200 AD in Babylon, and 700 AD in Germany, they

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Build a Randall-Style Hop Filter

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When Dogfish Head created their Randall filter system for draft beers, it was to add a hop boost to a beer being poured. Build your own inline draft filter for hops and more.

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Fuller’s ESB Clone

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This recipe is for the bottled version of ESB. The cask version in the UK is 5.5% ABV.

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Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA clone

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This innovative IPA employs Dogfish Head’s method of adding hops continuously over the entire boil. Showcasing a big US Northwest hop bill, 60-Minute is the session beer sister of 90-Minute IPA.

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Stone Ruination IPA (1.0) clone

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This recipe is for the original formulation of Ruination, a West Coast IPA that defined the style with resinous pine, a big malt backbone, and a lovely orange amber color.

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Anchor Brewing Co.’s Anchor Steam clone

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This beer takes its name from the days when beer was made in the cool climate of San Francisco on rooftops in the nineteenth century—open vessels were used to help cool the beer quickly. Steam is the beer that convinced Fritz Maytag to buy the brewery in 1965 and carry on the brewing tradition that started there in the late 1800s. It features a deep amber color and Northern Brewer hops.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Pale Ale clone

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Updated recipe with the latest information gleaned from Sierra Nevada’s website. ‘The’ classic American Pale Ale.

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Build A Hop Spider

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Keep hop debris from clogging your kettle with this project — build your own “hop spider.”

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Bierce’s Bitter IPA (2 Step Recipe)

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India Pale Ale, n. A style of beer inaccessible to stovetop homebrewers — unless you use the Texas Two-Step method.

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Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale clone

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This hoppy amber ale features a complex balance of chewy caramel and toffee notes from the malt and grapefruit flavors from the hops.

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Build a Hop Drying Oast

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Sure, you could dry your homegrown hops on an old screen, but wouldn’t you rather build your own oast?

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Build a French Press Hopback

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Add a hoppy aroma to your brews with a homemade hopback.