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Old 03-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #1
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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:

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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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Old 03-06-2013, 02:20 AM   #4
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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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Old 03-06-2013, 02:31 AM   #6
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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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Old 03-06-2013, 02:34 AM   #7
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That's fine. More Cascade hops for me
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:37 AM   #8
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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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Old 03-06-2013, 02:42 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by permo View Post
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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