Kidding aside, I’ve been making a simple pale ale for a little while now and trying out different hops each time just to get a good taste for each variety.
10lbs of 2row
1/2 oz Magnum @ 60min
1/2oz (insert hop here) 15min
1/2oz (insert hop here) 10min
1oz (insert hop here) 5min
1oz (insert hop here) 0min
1oz (insert hop here) dry hop 5-7 days
Neutral American ale yeast of some sort.
So far the best has been Citra. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Cascade is what it is… a solid hop. Amarillo is about the same, maybe a little better than the Cascade. Simcoe was nasty. I’m NOT a fan of Simcoe by itself. I like it complementing other hops, but not alone. I’m doing a Centennial this weekend and may branch out to European hops soon, specifically the Noble hops. Czech Saaz is my go to noble hop, but I’d like to try this with others.