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Polaris Hops

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JulienHuxley
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beers 4318 º places 347 º 13:44 Wed 1/16/2013

Hi guys,

Just had a commercial SMaSH IPA made with pils malt and polaris hops (21%AA according to the brewer). The beer was technically sound but the hops smelled terrible! Wet clothes, wet wool socks and damp earth was all my nose was filled with. Useless to say, I wonít be ordering any quantity of these hops anytime soon. How has your experience been with them? What have you used them for? Anything similar to what I had?

Cheers!

J.

 
HornyDevil
04:25 Thu 1/17/2013

Supposedly minty, like eucalyptus (do not want), and Glacier-like.

 
OldSock
06:40 Thu 1/17/2013

Funny, the one thing Iíd read about them was positive. Crazy Germans!



http://www.lfl.bayern.de/ipz/hopfen/44228/poster_polaris_e.pdf

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 06:55 Sat 1/19/2013

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Supposedly minty, like eucalyptus (do not want), and Glacier-like.


Well, Germans call breath mints "glacier mints", and thatís what they bizarrely choose to describe the piney notes in PNW hops as being like. Is that where youíre getting glacier from?

I sampled some Pils dry-hopped with Polaris at the Brau-Beviale trade fair here in November. Very, very nice aroma, though stupidly, the brewer didnít use any Polaris in the kettle, so there was just a slight hint of what they would do if you used them properly.

They were also on display to handle and smell, and my fucking god, but were they sticky with oil! Beautiful aroma...would love to brew with some...where did OPís brewer get them?

 
JulienHuxley
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beers 4318 º places 347 º 07:02 Sat 1/19/2013

No idea unfortunately, here is the link to the beer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/le-trou-du-diable-smash-apocalypse/198065/

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 04:04 Sun 1/20/2013

Originally posted by JulienHuxley
No idea unfortunately, here is the link to the beer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/le-trou-du-diable-smash-apocalypse/198065/


Too strong for me, but I do like the use of JUST Pilsner malt in any case though!

 
HornyDevil
05:46 Sun 1/20/2013

Originally posted by Erlangernick
Well, Germans call breath mints "glacier mints", and thatís what they bizarrely choose to describe the piney notes in PNW hops as being like. Is that where youíre getting glacier from?


Na, Glacier like the hop varietal.

http://www.brew-dudes.com/glacier-hops/173

 
radarsock
beers 1120 º places 58 º 05:50 Sun 1/20/2013

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by Erlangernick
Well, Germans call breath mints "glacier mints", and thatís what they bizarrely choose to describe the piney notes in PNW hops as being like. Is that where youíre getting glacier from?


Na, Glacier like the hop varietal.

http://www.brew-dudes.com/glacier-hops/173
Ahh.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 06:58 Mon 2/25/2013

Brewed a batch of single-hop half-IPA with them just today. Vacuum-packed "whole hops" from an online homebrew outfit here in Germany, only unlike any such leaf Iíve had before. It seems not completely dry, or maybe thatís just the oils. And theyíre not whole flowers, but chopped up!

The aroma wasnít nearly as intense as with the flowers I squished around at the trade show in November, have to see how it turns out.

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