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Old 07-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default New Zealand Hops...the best of the best

I don't see a reason to use an American hop again. New Zealand hops have given me consistent quality in all of my beers. The earthly botanical character of New Zealand hops is vastly superior to the American varieties...

Don't believe me...try a New Zealand Casade in place of domestic. You'll see a big difference.

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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While I love my American hops, I am finding this to be somewhat true in regard to the complexities of New Zealand and even Aussie hops. Some varities cannot be compared because the counterpart does not exist in the US or NZ but I have ben supremely impressed with NZ hops that I can compare to others. Hops like Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin are amazing IMO.

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Galaxy < Citra

Comparable, but not equal. Not to mention that Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra, and Centennial are the leading hops by far, which are used in 90% of the top rated IPAs/IIPAs in one combination or another.

America has this in the bag.

FYI - This is the same troll who said that Stone Ruination 10th Anniv. was a sucky mess of an IIPA and that Russian River uses genetically modified grain.

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=bobbrews;4276332]Galaxy < Citra

Comparable, but not equal.

America has this in the bag.

FYI - This is the same troll who said that Stone Ruination 10th Anniv. was a sucky mess of an IIPA and that Russian River uses genetically modified grain.[/QUOTE

I might be the only one who is not a fan of Citra- too sweet to my palate but I love Galaxy.

FYI- I wasn't aware that this was a troll.

FYI- Isn't trolling doing just what you did? Or not?

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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FYI- Isn't trolling doing just what you did? Or not?
I guess... If your definition of trolling is pointing out a troll.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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Let's not let this thread get out of control here about trolls on the forum. Not everyone thinks the same thing about every beer or hop variety.

That said, I can't wait to try my New Zealand hopped IPA. I wanted Nelson Sauvin but couldn't get my hands on them so I went with Green Bullet and Pacific Jade I believe. Next up I have a Pale Ale with Galaxy I want to try.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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Most of the NZ hops I've tried I thoroughly enjoyed, though they are no substitute for the intense citrus and pine flavors of American hops.

Actually, I find most NZ hops to be pretty similar to their wines. Delicate, lemony, slightly herbal, and pleasant. Still waiting to try a big IPA with all NZ/Australian hops though.

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I've got an IPA coming up that's using Citra and Galaxy (alone with Amarillo and Cascade). I cant tell you how excited I am to brew it.

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Meh, I do like the new Zealand hops I have tried, but never see any reason to limit myself to just one country.

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No reason at all to limit yourself to hops from one country. I don't know why anyone would suggest otherwise.

As for NZ Hops, I tried Riwaka hops and didn't like them. I'm hoping to try some others in the future.

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