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Old 02-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #41
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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!
Meh yeah they don't do anything for me.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #42
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I love Willamette for the smell out of the bag. Chinook is probably my favorite hop before it goes into the wort. That smell is intoxicating!

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:25 AM   #43
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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.
Northern brewer is the worst thing you can do to a beer
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #44
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Northern brewer is the worst thing you can do to a beer
You've obviously never tasted Janet's Brown Ale
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:35 AM   #45
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I wouldn't mind at all if I never tasted Chinook again. It just hits all the wrong buttons for my palette, which is especially frustrating since it seems like it is in more than half of the commercial IPA's out there.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:41 AM   #46
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Whoever says Simcoe is over-rated hasn't had Weyerbacher Double Simcoe. Dangerously drinkable beer brewed with only Simcoe. Oh Mylanta is that muy bueno. Brewed a CDA 2 weeks ago I call "Meta World Peace" with Simcoe first wort hopped, and loaded up on some Simcoe at knockout, and the samples i took yesterday were bangerang.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:12 AM   #47
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What do you think about warrior I don't hear about much use of it
Warrior is my go-to for bittering in IPA's and APA's. It's pretty neutral and a little will go a long way, but you need a hefty amount of other flavor and aroma hops to make anything good with it.

To address the original question... We all have our individual paletes, so the answers are highly subjective. I feel all noble hops are over rated. In my opinion, they are bland. I also haven't been thrilled with commercial hop blends like Falconer's Flight or Zythos. I don't mind Centenial Type though. Amarillo is also boring to me without something else added for more depth in flavor and aroma.

Now Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus? I'll take them and use the heck out of them.
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I feel like all of the engineered, copyrighted, trademarked, etc. hops are overrated. They try to hit a niche market with a specific flavor, drum up some interest, then limit the hell out of the supply once it starts to take off. Amarillo, Citra, I'm looking at you.

I gotta say I do like Noble hops, for no reason other than that they're super inexpensive to use to cook up a decent quaffable brews on a budget.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:36 AM   #49
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Citra and Magnum are the most overrated.

Horizon and Apollo don't get enough credit.
Why do you think Magnum is overrated? Also I think citra is mind blowing...
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:43 AM   #50
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Saaz just ruins good beer. As over-rated as they get.
Goddammit. I just bought 4oz saaz for a Belgian today. Why didn't I read this first?
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