Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Most over/under rated hop
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2013, 01:40 AM   #11
badlee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Thailand, Chiang mai,Thailand
Posts: 1,380
Liked 71 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Saaz just ruins good beer. As over-rated as they get.

__________________
badlee is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 01:58 AM   #12
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

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).

__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:02 AM   #13
dbsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 413
Liked 27 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

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!

__________________
dbsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:06 AM   #14
Thunder_Chicken
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Hinterland of the South Shore, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,101
Liked 657 Times on 461 Posts
Likes Given: 178

Default

uk goldings and fuggles - UK. Nice hops.

__________________
Thunder_Chicken is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:09 AM   #15
317BREW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: indianapolis, indiana
Posts: 238
Liked 161 Times on 92 Posts

Default

What do you think about warrior I don't hear about much use of it

__________________
317BREW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:11 AM   #16
urbanmyth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Twin Lakes, WI
Posts: 1,003
Liked 57 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

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.

__________________
Aurë Entuluva! Day shall come again!

Sheldon: If its a brew day, its a good day

raptorvan: it makes the beer so silky smooth its like drinking a glass of giggling angels.
urbanmyth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:13 AM   #17
geckholm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Posts: 207
Liked 27 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 317BREW
What do you think about warrior I don't hear about much use of it
I like warrior in my American pale ales.
__________________
Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
Jack Nicholson
geckholm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:14 AM   #18
jammin
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
jammin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Meridian, ID
Posts: 1,357
Liked 211 Times on 166 Posts
Likes Given: 140

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by geckholm View Post
+1 on the Chinook. I've started to really appreciate it.
^this
__________________
jammin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:18 AM   #19
dbsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 413
Liked 27 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 317BREW View Post
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?
__________________
dbsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 02:25 AM   #20
coosabrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: escondido, california
Posts: 54
Likes Given: 3

Default

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.

__________________
coosabrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This fermentation is so violent it should be rated R... Synack Fermentation & Yeast 12 08-08-2012 05:41 PM
Top-rated Pale ale recipe? onipar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 05-27-2012 10:21 PM
Rated recipes? grathan Recipes/Ingredients 4 09-27-2011 09:12 PM
beer fests, rated by MSN Jim Karr General Beer Discussion 2 09-14-2008 05:05 AM
6 best beers for this fall, as rated by CNN ayrton General Beer Discussion 20 12-24-2007 02:34 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS