In theory I know the answer to this but wanted some experienced advice.
I usually use magnum for bittering addition for my IPAs. I wanted to try bittering with chinook this time and wondering what the difference will be everything else being equal. Specifically, will there be any taste difference (increased pine?) or just a different (less mellow) bitter.
+1. Magnum gives a smooth, pretty neutral bitterness where Chinook gives a more coarse IPA-like bitterness. I bitter IPAs with either Chinook or Columbus.
Same with me... Especially Columbus. I actually never buy magnum. I'll use warrior for neutral bittering. I also use nugget in most porters and stouts.