Noble hops are Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Tettnanger Tattnang, Spalter Spalt, and Czech Saaz. There are others sometimes thrown in, like Herrsbrucker, but the 4 above are not debated.
You missed Hersbruck Hersbrucker.
Galena is the mother plant for Magnum. I like Galena more than I like Magnum.
No, I maybe spelled it wrong, but it was mentioned as a sometimes included. The first 4 are the classics, Hersbrucker, is sometimes called a noble hop, as are Fuggles, Goldings, and Styrian Goldings.
Jeff (or anyone), for the GP recipe that I provided a link above, it calls for Spalter Spalt for a 30 min and a 5 min addition. I have some Spalt Select on hand, but also have access to buy Spalter Spalt. If you were in my position, which would you use?
I brewed one batch and liked it so well I'm going to brew another, so I'm thinking to be safe I'll buy addiitonal Spalter Spalt as used before, but don't want to ovethink it. The Spalt Select are fresh, sealed YVH hops.
Just degrees of gray where true noble hops are involved.
My understanding is that the Spalt Select have a taste a little more like hallertau mittelfruh, the other parent for the disease resistant cultivar.
Edit: I'e answered my own question: Since the other hops in the recipe are hallertau mittelfruh, I'll buy more splater spalt hops to get a better range of hop flavor. It's just a few more dollars!