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
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
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
Dick’s Brewing Co.’s Bottleworks IPA clone (5 gallons/19 L, extract with grains) OG = 1.080 FG = 1.018 IBU = 100+ SRM = 11 ABV = 8.6% Ingredients 11.75 lbs. (5.3 kg)
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,
Odell Brewing Company: 5 Barrel Pale Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.052 FG = 1.013 IBU = 38 SRM = 7 ABV = 5.2% Named for the 5 select hop
Deschutes leans on Cascade hops in this classic pale ale to give this beer lots of floral and citrus notes.
Terrapin Beer Company: Rye Pale Ale (5 gallons / 19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.054 FG = 1.013 IBU = 38 SRM = 8 ABV = 5.6% Ingredients 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)
Young’s Special London Ale is a well-balanced, bottle conditioned premium bitter brewed with 100% British ingredients.
Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.064 FG = 1.013 IBU = 56 SRM = 8 ABV = 7% Bell’s flagship IPA is brewed with 100% Centennial
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Celebration clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.064 FG = 1.016 IBU = 65 SRM = 12 ABV = 6.8% First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada explains
“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.”