This is the final beer that I brewed with the hops I harvested from my backyard. Maybe I was saving the best for last? Who can say? Check out our review of my American Pale Ale with homegrown Chinook hops!
Sometimes Homegrown Hop Beer Are More Than OK
If you remember, that American Brown Ale I brewed with homegrown Nugget hops was just ok. The hop aromas and flavors were pretty earthy. They were more English than American. This Pale Ale I brewed with my homegrown Chinook hops was a different story.
This hop expressed itself as a resin bomb with loads of great pine and citrus flavors. Mike was able to get some good aroma notes which I was happy with since I didn’t use a lot of hops in the late stages of the boil nor did I add any for dry hopping.
The malt bill had American 2-row malt from Rahr and a little Munich 10L for some color and flavor. The hops were the real showcase with 7 ounces of hops cones getting added to the boil. This beer was such a success, it changed our tune about homegrown hops.