I hopburst almost all my IPA's.... except for dennys
because I have been on this wacko quest for maximum flavor and aroma
with my system.
I tried massive vs moderate flameout additions, and with all other things assumed equal, could not get a appreciable boost in aroma.
I also noticed that the hydrophobic lupulin from large flamout additions also washes up on shore during the first part of fermentation, sticks to the sides up high, and is lost to the mix.
See yellow ring around the collar
Personally, I have found huge flamouts to be a little wasteful, and add them at
dryhop instead.. aroma that can't be beat IMO.