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Old 02-14-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default Most over/under rated hop

I was just wondering what hop get to much attention and which hop you think don't get enough credit

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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Challenger is among my favorite hops. It has a great herbal and citrusy character. Not many people seem to use it for late hopping though. Very underrated.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:25 AM   #3
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I guess i could add ti my own thread. Palisade is one i never hear about but becoming one of my favorite aroma hops

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #4
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Citra and Magnum are the most overrated.

Horizon and Apollo don't get enough credit.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Overrated: Amarillo & Citra

Underrated: Centennial, Cascade, Nugget

I think a lot of homebrewers think that if a hop is expensive and sought after than it must be the best! Hops, like anything else go through "fads". One is hot one year and average the next.

I Love a good Cascade hopped APA/IPA....fortunately for me Cascade often goes on sale for $10/lb at certain times of the year so I can keep a good supply without fighting to pay $25/lb for Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo when the crops first come out each year.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Overrated: Amarillo & Citra

Underrated: Centennial, Cascade, Nugget

I think a lot of homebrewers think that if a hop is expensive and sought after than it must be the best! Hops, like anything else go through "fads". One is hot one year and average the next.

I Love a good Cascade hopped APA/IPA....fortunately for me Cascade often goes on sale for $10/lb at certain times of the year so I can keep a good supply without fighting to pay $25/lb for Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo when the crops first come out each year.
This is probably sacrilege, but I think centennial is overrated. I never really hear anybody say anything bad about it, but I personally would rather use a number of other hops. I think Cascade has a better taste and aroma. And definitely agree on Nugget being underrated. Also I feel like Chinook for all its versatility gets forgotten about. I have never gotten anything but great results from that hop, no matter where I use it in the brewing process.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #7
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Zombie Dust tells me citra is not overrated

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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+1 on the Chinook. I've started to really appreciate it.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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Apollo, Palisades, and Southern Cross are underrated but fantastic. Summit is underrated also

I've avoided buying Amarillo, Simcoe, or Citra, but I'll probably give in soon. Not that they are hyped but I struggle with most German noble varieties. EKG is pretty mediocre alao

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Simcoe is horribly over-rated. Anything out of NZ is over-rated.

Palisade and Sterling are both very under-rated versatile hops.

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