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Old 02-15-2013, 03:09 AM   #21
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I haven't used enough to rate them, however I really like Galaxy hops in the few I've had with those.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #22
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I'd love to see if for myself if Apollo or Summit are underrated, but I can't them at a decent freaking price.

I'd say any of the Czech hops are underrated. Saaz in particular. Urquell is a pretty decent beer for a SMaSH, even if it is a bit BMC.

I think CTZ is terribly underrated as well because its a commodity hop and it's hard to differentiate very poor quality ones from very high quality ones just from the AA number online. It isn't an end-all, be-all, but it is awesome cheap for the AA it pushes.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:24 AM   #23
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Meh. This is boiling down to personal preference.

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Meh. This is boiling down to personal preference.
The OP asked for personal preference.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:59 AM   #25
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I love Cascades but in no way would I consider it underrated. It is in like every beer (I know it's not but seems like it). Breweries wouldn't use it if it wasn't highly regarded.

Not saying it's overrated though.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #26
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I'd love to see if for myself if Apollo or Summit are underrated, but I can't them at a decent freaking price.

I'd say any of the Czech hops are underrated. Saaz in particular. Urquell is a pretty decent beer for a SMaSH, even if it is a bit BMC.

I think CTZ is terribly underrated as well because its a commodity hop and it's hard to differentiate very poor quality ones from very high quality ones just from the AA number online. It isn't an end-all, be-all, but it is awesome cheap for the AA it pushes.
Farmhouse had 4 oz packs of Apollo for $2 last week... Still might be on sale. Yakimavalleyhops and Nikobrew carries them for a nice price. Summit hops are one of the cheapest out there, and Apollo is pretty cheap.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #27
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I'd love to see if for myself if Apollo or Summit are underrated, but I can't them at a decent freaking price.

I'd say any of the Czech hops are underrated. Saaz in particular. Urquell is a pretty decent beer for a SMaSH, even if it is a bit BMC.

I think CTZ is terribly underrated as well because its a commodity hop and it's hard to differentiate very poor quality ones from very high quality ones just from the AA number online. It isn't an end-all, be-all, but it is awesome cheap for the AA it pushes.
Apollo is definitely underrated. One of the other guys that works at the LHBS with me loves Apollo and was constantly saying how versatile it was and cheap. We recently brewed a single hop Apollo IPA at the store and it made me a believer. Amazing beer. We sell Apollo for $1.55/oz all year which makes it one of the cheapest hops we carry. Mosiac will also make a big splash this year I'm predicting. It's pretty amazing.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #28
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Farmhouse had 4 oz packs of Apollo for $2 last week... Still might be on sale. Yakimavalleyhops and Nikobrew carries them for a nice price. Summit hops are one of the cheapest out there, and Apollo is pretty cheap.
Woah. Thanks!

I had been looking at Hops Direct, Hops Heaven (eBay), and Freshops mostly. Hop Shack looked promising, but they were out of most everything and don't have a huge inventory. Yakima Valley looks like they're getting a sizeable order from my today to stock up on IPA hops.

Nikobrew looks nice and has a good selection, but they're pricier (Simcoe $30 vs $18 at Yakima), even with the $5 flat rate shipping, for a multi-pound order.

Was going to just bite the bullet and order from Hops Direct, then ask for a couple pounds of that Belma they're testing ($5.25/lb!)

Might have went overboard...

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Simcoe Hops (16oz / 1 pound) $17.99 (2x)
Magnum Hops (16oz / 1 pound) $10.99 (1x)
Apollo Hops (16oz / 1 pound) $12.99 (1x)
Summit Hops (16oz / 1 pound) $10.99 (1x)
Nugget Hops (16oz / 1 pound) $9.99 (1x)
Centennial Hops (16oz / 1 Pound) $15.49 (2x)
Columbus Hops (16oz / 1 Pound) $9.99 (1x)
Tettnanger Hops (16oz / 1 pound) $9.99 (1x)

Tax:
$0.00

Shipping & Handling:
$12.00

Total:
$143.90
My wife might just kill me when I cram another 10# in her freezer. $18/lb for Simcoe seemed like a steal though.
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Some of you just do not know how, when, or where to shop for hops apparently. If you are basing your over/under on availability or cost concerns you seem to be missing something. I just bought lbs of Citra for less than I can get Cascade or Centennial. I paid right at and in some cases less than $1.00 per oz. for several NZ hops.

I had some nice results experimenting with the NZ hops and frankly Citra is one of the best dry hop selections I have ever used. I do not think any of those is overrated. Pacific Jade was a stand out for me from the NZ hops.

Simcoe might be a bit overrated even though again I have purchased lbs of it cheap. I have made and had some great Simcoe based beers but for the hype it gets I do not think it is as versatile as some other options.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:31 PM   #30
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Citra comes across way too grapefruit to me. Citra IPAs take like drinking Ocean Spray Ruby Red to me.

Wish I could see what others see in it.

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