I find these two posts amusing for the reasons stated below....
Originally Posted by mysterio
Why don't you try some Goldings?
The first draft of this recipe used goldings + cascade instead of NB + cascade. I iterated on the recipe, replacing the goldings with NB, and I was much happier with the result.
Originally Posted by BOSTONBREWIN'
If it's "Piney" & "Spicey" you're after maybe try Chinook in lieu of the NB
I use chinook for bittering. The bottles of IPA that I gave to you have an ounce of chinook in them for 60 minutes.
(The batch I brewed on Sunday used columbus, just because I wanted to try it, but chinook is the default bittering hops for my IPA.)
FOR THE RECORD:
I drank a couple of IPAs last night, and did not detect anything grassy/haylike. I really think I am losing my mind or dreamed it up. I don't taste grass in my current, drinking batch.
Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew.
You may now return to your regular lives.