High alpha acid bittering hop. Citrus notes with notes of resin and spice. Nice hop for getting bitterness without using large amount of hops.
Use in: Big American Ales.
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This hop is as dank as it gets. It works very well as a bittering hop. As a dry hop, use it very sparingly as it has a very sour taste by itself and it can easily overpower other hops even at only 20% of the mix.
Dry hopped with 4oz in a Black IPA for 5 days. Turned out delicious. Very pungent and huge orange and grapefruit. Perfect for initial bittering and aroma/flavor.
I think this a great bittering hop for IPAs. I've used it by itself and mixed with CTZ. If used by itself as a dry hop it's horrible, but used at about 10% of the mix it adds a very a good dank flavor that goes well with Simcoe and CTZ when balanced out with some more fruity hops. Apparently Heady Topper, which is the number one beer in the world uses a little bit of this hop.
I was excited for the high alpha acid content of this hop. one 60min (~50IBUs) addition and the beer is completely overtaken by this hop. The bitterness is not pleasant. It leaves a dry gritty almost chalk like after taste to both beers I've used this hop in. Will no use again.