What is your favorite hop variety?

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  1. BenwayPHD

    BenwayPHD Aspirant (289) Sep 4, 2014 California

    I have recently discovered that I love both Citra and Mosaic hops. I can't get enough of them. What hops do you like?
  2. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Crusader (776) Feb 18, 2013 New Jersey

    Those in the Noble category. Not one specifically.
  3. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (873) Dec 3, 2014 California


    Then Simcoe, Citra, Centennial and Nelson
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  4. JamLand

    JamLand Crusader (763) May 7, 2013 District of Columbia

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  5. pinyin

    pinyin Disciple (369) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    Cascade, simcoe, citra, nugget, saaz, amarillo and in that order.
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  6. Phigg1102

    Phigg1102 Crusader (783) Sep 29, 2013 New York

    Mosaic hops are incredible.
  7. turbotype

    turbotype Disciple (300) Nov 5, 2013 California

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  8. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,213) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I don't about any one hop specifically, but all of my favorite IPAs use some combination of Citra, Mosaic, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook, and Simcoe.
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  9. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 California

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  10. jeffjeff1

    jeffjeff1 Savant (994) Jun 6, 2009 California

    Cascade, Chinook, Simcoe
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  11. StrappingYoungLad

    StrappingYoungLad Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 Indiana

    I tend to prefer very juicy, bright IPAs and DIPAs, so Citra is big for me. I've had a few great experiences with Galaxy hops though, and would love to have more. They've added a lot of sparkle and subtle sweet/fruit notes to Anchorage Galaxy and Boulevard The Calling especially.
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  12. fuhkyou

    fuhkyou Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Idaho

    Hallertau for me. Hallertau hops grown in Hallertau, Germany in a good German style Pilsner.
  13. RyanK252

    RyanK252 Poo-Bah (3,273) May 18, 2014 California
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    Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Galaxy are at the top of my list.
  14. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    SN Torpedo hops! (Magnum, Crystal, and Citra)
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  15. Himself

    Himself Initiate (177) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Mosaic
  16. scottakelly

    scottakelly Zealot (519) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    Like naming your favorite child, but I'll do it anyway.

    EKG for me. I've brewed with it a lot more over the years than any other variety, and for good reason.
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  17. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York

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  18. captaincoffee

    captaincoffee Poo-Bah (1,791) Jul 10, 2011 Virginia

    I'm really enjoying some of the newer varieties from New Zealand like motueka.
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  19. VTBrewHound

    VTBrewHound Aspirant (258) Jan 5, 2013 Vermont

    Nelson Sauvin
    El Dorado
  20. ConradKenney

    ConradKenney Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 Maryland

    Citra! Galaxy, Chinook, and Nelson Sauvin.
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  21. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia

    Citra and Amarillo.
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  22. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Savant (969) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Mosaic or Simcoe.

    Amarillo is up there too.
  23. Kozaka

    Kozaka Defender (625) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Saaz is at the top of my list right now.
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  24. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,778) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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  25. OptionParalysis

    OptionParalysis Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 New York

    Azacca, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin.
  26. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Poo-Bah (1,794) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina
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  27. Nmelione

    Nmelione Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 New Jersey

    Add me to the Mosaic group
  28. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,938) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin.

    Galaxy is next in line.
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  29. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Savant (923) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina

    Equinox, Galaxy, El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Centennial...in that order. All of these make incredible homebrewed single hop IPAs but Equinox is by far my favorite, right now. Equinox goes well in a single hop, or with other hops, in IPAs, Pale Ales, Stouts, Saisons and Brett/Wild beers. Galaxy was my number one until Equinox came around...Equinox has a lot of the qualities of Galaxy but with a little pungent funk to it that I really like!
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  30. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,747) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Second the Hallertauer love. I'm big into the Noble Hop strains, though I definitely enjoy Cascade and Centennial when used in the right recipes.
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  31. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,960) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I always buy single hop citra brews when I see them. HF's Single Hop Series Double Citra is one of my favorites, I think it may have pushed me towards my favoring of Citra. I have been using a lot of New Zealand varieties in my homebrew. They seem to be more widely available and add a bit of lime zest to the aroma and flavor.
  32. jparizo

    jparizo Initiate (112) Jan 16, 2011 Indiana

    Citra, galaxy, mosaic. Falling out of love with cascade a touch.
  33. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (328) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

  34. Cameron_como

    Cameron_como Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri

    Can't get enough of that Galaxy hop!!
  35. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (486) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra.
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  36. doktorhops

    doktorhops Poo-Bah (1,981) Jan 12, 2011 Australia

    Mosaic... but I'm looking towards trying other hops in my homebrews, specifically Hüll Melon hops.
  37. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Defender (688) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

    Spruce Tips.
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  38. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (987) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio

    Galaxy has it for me right now. I enjoy Tomahawk as well, not used as much lately I don't think. I like the Centennial/Warrior/Simcoe/Columbus combo on my DIPA homebrews.
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  39. stompilator

    stompilator Disciple (320) Dec 23, 2014 Texas

    Pacific Jade, Citra, Mosaic, and Delta.
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  40. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    Citra, Mosaic, Centennial, Sauvin
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