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The Hop You Hate
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:32:18 PM »
In another thread Denny talks of his dislike of Fuggles. I know Gary Glass shares that opinion.

I can't stand Nelson Sauvin, I get cheap foxy white wine out of it.

Mrs. R absolutely hates Simcoe, she will make a face and say "Cat Pee".

We all have different tastes, we are not alike.

What the hop you dislike and never ever will brew with?

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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 04:36:06 PM »
Summit... have really tried to like it, but I either get strong catty or intense onion/garlic from it. Thought it was just that harvest - so went for it once more with fresher hops. Ugh.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 04:42:20 PM »
I'd add Fuggles to my list, too - it's not earthy like other earthy hops to me, it's more earthy like dirt IMO. El Dorado can be good in a balanced blend, but by itself is overly sweet and Jolly Rancher-ish. And I'll reserve judgement until I try it again since the free hops were shipped in the hot months, but I'm not in love with the Jarrylo hops I tried. I found them to have a phenolic banana character that clashed with the other fruity character. And of course Summit, the King Of Onion And Garlic.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 04:55:14 PM »
I find the Summit remarks interesting, as always. I have seldom gotten the onion/garlic thing from them and the couple times I have it's always aged in tangerine.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 05:17:37 PM »
Add me to the Summit list. And I really want to like it. That tangerine character is phenomenal. But I get a note of onion/garlic/parmesan that is not just off-putting, but quite savory as well. It's like taking a slug of pureed onion rings. It is not enjoyable to me whatsoever. It does make a decent beer to cook with, though.

There aren't any other hops I hate, but a few that I don't have much use for. I know a lot of brewers seem to like Calypso, but I didn't get too much out of it. Belma is another one that has very little flavor to it. El Dorado is OK, but a bit too sweet and monotone for me. I'm sure it's good in a blend, but I have enough other favorites that I don't see myself reaching for it.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 05:27:01 PM »
Cluster - cat pee and blackberries - yum!
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 05:33:05 PM »
There are so many hops I have yet to try but I have avoided some including Summit due to feedback found on this forum.

I don't care for El Dorado at all. As others mention, it is too 'sweet' and one noted for my tastes.

Against popular opinion, I don't love Mosaic. I don't hate it but has driven me back to standard American varieties like Amarillo, Centennial, etc. I find it gives overly powerful notes of berry that takes away from a beer's 'beerness' to me...
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 05:37:28 PM »
Cluster - cat pee and blackberries - yum!

That's too bad...this stuff grows wild all around here.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 05:44:44 PM »
Cluster - cat pee and blackberries - yum!

Agreed. I get more stale cat pee out of this than I do Simcoe. Although, I might just be very biased against cluster because the last time I had a beer with it in it, it was a local brewery trying to pawn off one of their "experimental/pilot" brews: an all cluster IPA. Kind of an embarrassment to the brewery for allowing the public to drink it. I made it through about 3 sips.

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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 05:46:50 PM »
I won't use Admiral. I used it throughout an English IPA. The flavor was ok at best and it provided a harsh bitterness

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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 05:54:27 PM »
Add me to the Nelson Sauvin hate train. Can't stand it. I don't like a lot of the newer IPA varieties, but Nelson is my most disliked.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2015, 05:57:24 PM »
I'm also not a fan of Citra, either on it's own or playing a large role in a beer.  To me it comes across so tropical-fruity that it makes the beer seem too sweet.  Used in moderation with other hops, though, it can play a great role.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2015, 05:59:00 PM »
Add me to the Nelson Sauvin hate train. Can't stand it. I don't like a lot of the newer IPA varieties, but Nelson is my most disliked.

I am finding that I don't like a lot of the newer IPA varieties as well.
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2015, 06:17:55 PM »
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Re: The Hop You Hate
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2015, 06:31:26 PM »
I'm also not a fan of Citra, either on it's own or playing a large role in a beer.  To me it comes across so tropical-fruity that it makes the beer seem too sweet.  Used in moderation with other hops, though, it can play a great role.

Denny - ever had Tocobaga from Cigar City?  lot of hops in the boil, but its all Citra in the DH - its awesome.

If i can only pick one, I won't ever buy El Dorado again.  as commented above, its watermelon jolly rancherish to me.  i can't stand it, even though i do love the candy.
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