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Old 02-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #31
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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.

You say that like it is a bad thing?

If an IPA does not punch me in the mouth with either Citrus/Grapefruit or Dank as all get out earthyness I have no use for it. Some of the best IPA's I have ever had made me wonder if they added a little grapefruit juice to the batch.


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Old 02-15-2013, 01:45 PM   #32
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You say that like it is a bad thing?

If an IPA does not punch me in the mouth with either Citrus/Grapefruit or Dank as all get out earthyness I have no use for it. Some of the best IPA's I have ever had made me wonder if they added a little grapefruit juice to the batch.
I'm all for earthiness and dankness. Planning on doing some 1 gallon tests with these hops to try to isolate something akin to the funk I get off Pliny, and then multiply it.

I even like a little bit of spice or orange-y, lemon-y, lime-y citrus. But for some reason grapefruit doesn't sit well with me.


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Old 02-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #33
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I'd say that Aurora (also known as Super Styrian) would qualify as an underrated hop. I've used it as a bittering hop in stouts, porters and belgians and I've been very happy with the results.

I use it as a first wort hop; it provides an even, mellow bitterness that works well with dark, malty beers. The AA% can vary; my purchase was relatively high (8.6) so I was able to stretch a pound over a number of 5 gallon batches.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #34
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Overrated- I thin citra is a touch overrated. I do love it's uniqueness, but you need to be careful in how u use it (best when blended with other hops) and in what style. Simcoe I feel nearly the same way, great hop when blended with other hops, but on its own, not so much.

Underrated- Phoenix- very similar to challenger, and cheap ( I've pick up a pound of the stuff for anywhere from $9-$12). Offers great bittering, flavor, and aroma.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:57 PM   #35
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Northern brewer gets no love. When used in quantity you get this lovely iced tea flavor. Also a great blending hop.

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The OP asked for personal preference.
Generally,but not exactly.Most over/underatted would appeal to popular or general vote? Or at least a persons observation of a select amount of people he/she has been exposed to. It means many people belive this not just one. Since you went there, so will I now.
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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.
Boo! They are awesome. No hype here,I like what I like no matter what anybody else likes despite how over or underated they are. I love galaxy hops in schalafly,and I didnt like it in Two-bit pale ale. I dont know what to do. Guess I better not use it,because it may be overhyped.
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East Kent Goldings, I think, get a bad rap and are a superb hop. Certainly my favorite british style hop. Challenger is wicked good too.

I am hit or miss on Summit hops, I don't get what everyone sees in them, exactly... I've tasted a couple good beers using Summit, and some pretty bad beers using it too..

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Boo! They are awesome. No hype here,I like what I like no matter what anybody else likes despite how over or underated they are. I love galaxy hops in schalafly,and I didnt like it in Two-bit pale ale. I dont know what to do. Guess I better not use it,because it may be overhyped.
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Did you mean 8-bit pale ale? If you did then I'm right there with you.

A lot of the over hyped hops that are mentioned I brew great beers with and personally I like.

As for underrated...

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Willamette - no good or not appreciated? It is not in too many recipes here.
Hopsdirect says: "This would be a great choice for brewing tea, or making a hop sleep pillow." Owie!



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