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Are there any hops that impart a smoky character to a beer?
I just finish reading the whole document and it list several causes for smokiness none of witch are related to hops. Thanks again Mark it has answered my question and was a good read.Read up on Phenolics, there is some good basic info in the link but if you need more at least you have some idea where to start looking.
I tried a can of Boatrocker Brewers Dank and bitter IPA last night and could notice this aroma/flavour in this beer.That's interesting, sounds like you're sensitive to a particular compound, and yes it could very well be from the hops, but I've never heard of anything like it.
There's no mention of "smoky" on the classic hop aroma/flavour wheels, but that just might be the way you perceive this particular compound, remembering that taste is actually quite a blunt instrument (savoury, sweet, bitter and sour) very much supplemented by smell, and very often what we think we are tasting is in fact an aroma.
Are there any beers in particular that you notice this more strongly than others?
I'll happily buy a couple to see if I can get the same flavour, any excuse