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Old 03-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Does anyone like this hop? I have tried it twice, once dry hopped and once FWH and both times I got a sort of goat, butt juice, BO thing that in moderation might be "character" but for a reasonably large proportion of hop flavor is off putting.

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:03 PM   #2
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Does anyone like this hop? I have tried it twice, once dry hopped and once FWH and both times I got a sort of goat, butt juice, BO thing that in moderation might be "character" but for a reasonably large proportion of hop flavor is off putting.
Love it. But I don't like butt goat juice. So maybe you got something else going on there. It smells like really good marijuana to me. I use it in my American stout and really love the combo of the dank piney aroma with the coffee like roast of the stout.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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Does anyone like this hop? I have tried it twice, once dry hopped and once FWH and both times I got a sort of goat, butt juice, BO thing that in moderation might be "character" but for a reasonably large proportion of hop flavor is off putting.
Some commercial beers taste like BO to me, especially Widmer Brothers pale ales and ipas. I wonder if they use columbus!
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It's my main hop right now. Mainly for IPAs. My all-Columbus IPA is pretty good. Though I am searching for its perfect partner.

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #5
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Yeah I don't get the goat butt thing at all from Columbus. To me it's a bit spicy, a bit resiny, a bit citrusy and altogether awesome. Try Anderson Valley's IPA for a commercial example of proper Columbus flavor and aroma.

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I believe Avery Hog Heaven Barleywine is all-Columbus. If you can find it, give it a go. One of my favorite barleywines.

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Some commercial beers taste like BO to me, especially Widmer Brothers pale ales and ipas. I wonder if they use columbus!
I think they use Summit hops quite a bit...I think that is where it is from!


Columbus is awesome, realy resinous and "stanky", I thnk it pairs well with chinook and centennial.
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I like columbus too. It has been a go-to bittering hop in my brewery for awhile. No "butt juice" character that I can detect.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:16 PM   #9
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Dank and sort of roasty, not butt-juice perhaps - just a little ale influenced hyperbole! Still not my favorite hop that is for sure. I suppose it could be a bad batch of hops - I got 4 oz in 4 packages to try out. I'll stick to my simcoe, amarillo, chinook, cascade ipas and skip columbus from now on.

I am surprised, this is the first hop variety I have had a negative reaction to. I thought I was immune! I just tried summit for the first time in a similar schedule - FWH and 0 minute aroma addition. I hope that one does not taste like columbus.

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Maybe Columbus doesn't grow well in outer space?

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