What is your favourite English hop variety?

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What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by seymour » Fri May 23, 2014 2:18 am

What is your favourite English hop variety, and what is your favourite way to use it?

Discuss. Recipe details welcome.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Mr. Dripping » Fri May 23, 2014 9:02 am

EKG.
Quintessentially English.....incredibly versatile. Great as a single hop and blends well with many other hop varieties.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Clibit » Fri May 23, 2014 11:01 am

Not sure, close call, I like ekg, first gold, northdown, bramling x, challenger, but there are lots I've not tried. I had a pint of cask conditioned single hop blonde ale with Pilgrim last week, which was delicious. Reminded me how good an all English ale can be. Will be getting some Pilgrim for sure.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Jocky » Fri May 23, 2014 11:12 am

Challenger is my favourite as it can work for anything, in anything, and at 9%AA it's efficient for bittering additions unlike most English hops.

But I always like to dry hop English Ales with some form of Goldings too.
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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by mozza » Fri May 23, 2014 4:03 pm

I really like target. Bit of a boring choice but the depth of flavour you get from it is really complex.
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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Hanglow » Fri May 23, 2014 4:15 pm

Challenger . Love that marmalade flavour you get from it and its a very good bittering hop too
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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Beer O'Clock » Fri May 23, 2014 10:28 pm

Challenger and Northdown.
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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Dennis King » Fri May 23, 2014 10:33 pm

EKG for quality, Challenger for versatility.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by critch » Wed May 28, 2014 3:18 pm

goldings are a cracking allrounder but admiral used heavily late on is delicious =P~

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by legion » Wed May 28, 2014 6:04 pm

EkG

But have only tried ekg, fuggles, challenger and first gold.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by TC2642 » Wed May 28, 2014 7:20 pm

Challenger is the best all round flavour for both bittering and aroma IMO
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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Piscator » Wed May 28, 2014 10:18 pm

I just love Fuggles, especially done at low IBU's with emphasis on flavour additions in the hop schedule of a bitter with lashings of crystal malt in the bill.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by critch » Thu May 29, 2014 8:42 am

TC2642 wrote:Challenger is the best all round flavour for both bittering and aroma IMO
ive only ever used it for bittering, ill give that a go!

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by Mr. Dripping » Thu May 29, 2014 9:48 am

I think Challenger is a pretty decent aroma hop. York Brewery's Yorkshire Terrier is a very good ale that is single hopped with challenger.

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Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Post by andybiochem » Thu May 29, 2014 9:31 pm

Mr. Dripping wrote:York Brewery's Yorkshire Terrier is a very good ale that is single hopped with challenger.
Did not know that. Terrier is an amazing pint.

Might order some Challenger soon!

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