Originally Posted by runhard
When you crush a cone what aromas do you get? If you steep a cone is some hot water for a bit what are the aromas that you get as well as the taste of the hop tea? That may help in narrowing the possibilities.
Are these growing wild in your backyard or is these from an rhizome that you ordered that wasn't labeled?
As far as the vine, it came with the house. The former owner had definitely brewed - I remember seeing a carboy in the basement when looking around prior to purchase and wondering what the heck it was - and the vine had been trained to go up to the roof (not the best idea for a variety of reasons, but...).
On the aromas, I'm a gawdawful judge other than "hoppy." Probably piney as an element with maybe a citrus element. Very strong, though. When I cut that one in half for the pic, it filled the room (kitchen) quickly and easily. I did taste some leaf (not tea) and it had massive bitterness - I spit it out fairly quick and it stuck with me for over an hour.