Date: 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 bitterness of the hops. The level of bitterness in beer can be expressed as International Bitterness Units (IBUs). IBUs can be calculated using

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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 and performance in the brewhouse. Whole Hops Whole hops are simply hop cones that have been picked and dried. Some European hops may

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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 to more than one hundred varieties. Whether you are trying to duplicate a style or are looking to experiment, our updated list can

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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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I had been homebrewing for about a year when I first got the bug to try my hand at growing my own hops. A good friend and one of my homebrewing mentors, Dave Justice, was growing a few varieties in his backyard. I loved the bright fresh aroma that came from the fresh picked cones.

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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.


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.


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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