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Hop-heads delight: New 'aroma wheel' helps pinpoint what's in your favorite IPA
Hop-heads delight: New 'aroma wheel' helps pinpoint what's in your favorite IPA

Beer fans seem to have an unquenchable thirst for hoppy brews, and the potent botanical responsible for the bitter bite of craft beers also provides much of the flavor and aroma of IPAs and other hop-forward styles. From the herbal, floral character of the classic European hops, to the woody, earthy notes of English hops and the zesty citrus-and-pine-tinged American hop varieties, craft brewers have more options than ever for flavoring their beers. Hopunion -- a grower-owned supplier of hops for craft breweries across the country -- offers brewers a tool for finding the perfect hop variety to use. The Web-based aroma wheel is also a useful resource for craft drinkers who want to learn more...

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