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Old 03-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default Cascade Hops - why the backlash?

I have noticed over the last 2-3 years there seems to be a bit of a backlash or resistance forming towards cascade hops. Stone brewing won't even touch them, deeming them to cliche' in american beer (at least this is my understanding).

Personally, I think cascade may very well be the most versatile, tasty , american hop there is. No wonder its so popular, its AWESOME!

Resinous, candy like grapefruit on the dry hop....its so nice.

thats all i got...just wanted to see if I am the only one that feels this way.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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I remember reading this a while back, Stone's take on it:
http://blog.stonebrew.com/index.php/...-cascade-hops/

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:19 AM   #3
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Amarillo hops seem to be all the rage around here. They sell out quickly at all 3 of the LHBS in this town.

I just dry-hopped a batch of IPA with them and bottled it last week. Will see how that turns out.

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I love Cascade but I can definitely see why a brewer would stay away to avoid putting out another Cascade beer.

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simcoe, citra and amarillo seem to be the polular ones nowadays in my experience. Personally, I get a pound or two of cascade (at a great price) every time I order hops. They are awesome.

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I love Cascades. As long as I am brewing just for myself, I have no qualms about using them.

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That's fine. More Cascade hops for me

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I use em and I love em.
Very versatile hop, but just like any other ingredient too much is too much. If you get in a rut of only using cascade then I could see the issue, but if you brew with a variety including cascade and keep a balance I see no issue.

I have gotten past hop bombs though, I like IPAs like no other but just nailing the IBUs has ceased to impress and am now looking for a smooth yet high IBU beer when I have an IPA.

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thats all i got...just wanted to see if I am the only one that feels this way.
Funny, I was thinking something similar. Using too many "in" hops. Motivated me to brew an American Wheat with Cascade last weekend. Looking forward to it. The old will be new again!
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I use cascades alot. I like them.

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