Can you drink a beer and guess which hops are in it?
We are the first to admit that we are still learning our way around beer. One thing we’ve been working on is our ability to spot varieties of hops in beer — useful when you want to brew your own version of a particular beer, or borrow some element of its flavour or aroma. Or when you want to show off to other beer geeks.
So far, we’ve got the basic stuff sorted.
- Citrusy American hops are easy to spot.
- Goldings often make a beer smell of oranges.
But that’s about it as far as our own senses go. We usually have to resort tog to scouring the internet for expert analysis and comments from loose-lipped brewers.
If you’ve got super tastebuds and or a super nose, were you born that way? Or did you train yourself? Any tips would be much appreciated…