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Old 02-15-2013, 12:40 AM   #11
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Saaz just ruins good beer. As over-rated as they get.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:58 AM   #12
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Over-Rated: Simcoe, Citra, Fuggles.

Under-Rated: Cascade, Bramling Cross, Williamette, Chinook.

Simcoe & Fuggles hopped beers taste like dirt to me. Citra is ok but it isn't everything (neither is Zombie Dust) and does best when paired with other hops.

Cascade is a great workhorse hop and plays well with others. Bramling cross is a great late hop addition/whirlpooling aroma/flavor hop with lots of black currant flavor. Williamette is the closest thing to something noble out of the Pacific Northwest region and Chinook is just plain awesome as a single hop variety (great bittering, pine and citrus flavoring, everything).

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:02 AM   #13
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Gotta say that cascade is really underrated. The greatest thing about cascade too is that when you buy it, it is always really fresh and really deep green. I guess just because it is such an important hop in the craft beer industry. Imported hops I get are sometimes a bit pale and I have even had some that were almost yellow!

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #14
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uk goldings and fuggles - UK. Nice hops.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:09 AM   #15
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What do you think about warrior I don't hear about much use of it

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:11 AM   #16
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Overrated? My first thought is Simcoe. Then probably CTZ. Everybody seems to fawn over both of these, but Simcoe is love it or hate it, even with people who enjoy it. CTZ seems to get touted as the end all be all of high alpha, but I just get a tongue coating resinous quality from it. I know some enjoy that, but there you are.

Underrated? Quickly climbing to the top of my favorites is Styrian Goldings. They are about as versatile as low alpha hops come, in my opinion. I use them in everything from sours and abbeys to bitters and milds. Used as a 45 minute addition on a Southern English brown, they bitter without harshness, and add a little fruity, floral herbal undernote that is almost unplaceable. Another one for this category would have to be Horizon. My go-to bittering hop after Warrior. Very smooth, pleasant bittering.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:13 AM   #17
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What do you think about warrior I don't hear about much use of it
I like warrior in my American pale ales.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:14 AM   #18
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+1 on the Chinook. I've started to really appreciate it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 AM   #19
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What do you think about warrior I don't hear about much use of it
I love warrior hops for bittering. I just can't find them in leaf form. My LHBS doesn't even carry them anymore which is annoying. I guess I'm just going to have to suck it up and buy pelletized ones online. Unless someone knows where to get the whole leaf ones?
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:25 AM   #20
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Add me to simcoe overrated. Seems a couple of brewerys have the stronghold on production and makes for difficult aquirings sometimes. Have learned to get along without. Nugget, centenial are good all around hops, can be used at any point in beer.

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