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here is a rudimentary takeoff on the flavor wheels you can find. this one is for hop aromas/flavors: (source: http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/attachments/f12/102717d1361410242-hops-aroma-flavor-wheel-hops-flavors-reference-wheel.jpg)
Graham's answer is good. I'd add Saaz to the list. I just won a gold medal for a Belgian Blonde with Hallertau and Saaz. 23 liter batch. (25 IBUs - Tinseth) .5 oz Magnum for bittering. .5 oz of Hallertau at :10. .5 oz of Saaz at :05. You probably want to get "Brew Like a Monk" by Stan Hieronymus.
The HopUnion databook is my favorite source. http://www.hopunion.com/17_HopVarieties.cfm?p3=open
I just bought some rhizomes from freshops.com. While visiting the site before I made my order I noticed that they had lots useful and interesting information. You should check it out! http://www.freshops.com/
Not in particular. I've compiled one from multiple sources, both paper and digital, for http://brew-journal.com/hops/. http://homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Hops is one of the better sources. https://byo.com/resources/hops too, but poor ui. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hop_varieties of course has an article that's suprisingly complete, except ...
Anything "Noble" that's not a typical American hop like Cascade/Centenial/Chinook/Columbus etc. I'd use Hallertaur, Spalt, Tett, Vanguard, Perle, etc. Basically any of the classic German hops, or their modern equivalent. Honestly in those styles, you just want a touch of hop bitterness to cut the sweetness of the malt. Not many of those beers present much ...
For some hands on learning with less effort required than brewing several SMASH batches, you can dry hop some bland beer as explained here. I did not write that nor have I tried it yet but it looks like an interesting experiment.
A great way to learn the distinct flavors of hops/grains is SMaSH (Single Malt and Single hop) brewing. By using a single grain and a single hop you can really focus on one flavor at a time. So if you make a beer that is 100% cascade, you can expect to taste a flowery and spicy, grapefruit flavor. Once you get a feel for what that tastes like move on to a ...
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