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Enigma (AUS) Hop Pellets - 4/oz (2022)

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Current AA: 19.0%

Enigma is a tropical fruit forward hop, that has hints of Raspberry, Pinot Gris, Red currant and Rock Melon.  With huge AA and over 2% total oil content this hop is packed full or yummy hop goodness.

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  • 5
    Salmonberry and pine resin

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2018

    Tried this high alpha acid hop in a single hopped 35 IBU pale ale. The beer had delicious salmonberry and red wine notes with a long pine resin finish. I intend on using it next in an Enigma / Amarillo IPA. I have read reports that using this hop too much in one beer can result in overpowering earthy, herbal and dank flavours. For that reason, I get the impression that this hop is not only best used late in the boil, but that it would also work best when it is paired with other hops in high IBU beers. Enigma would work well in pale ales, IPAs, English styles, and dark ales.

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2018

    Great hop but definitely not as much as it was hyped. Notes of piney, citrus, with some lesser notes of ripened fruit. Does impart a fair amount of bitterness as well.

  • 3

    Posted by sal on 2nd Feb 2018

    Has a sharp Nelson Sauvin flavor and aroma - white wine/grape character. The 2017 crop did not have much raspberry/gooseberry as described in the literature. Not as rounded as Nelson - best suited for blending with other hops.

  • 5
    Australia's Simcoe

    Posted by Eric Branchaud on 13th Jul 2016

    Enigma really impressed me with a huge, bright hoppy character. I get an even mix of citrus and pine. It reminds me of that elusive "perfect" crop of Simcoe that only comes around once every few years. There is a touch of garlic if you use a heavy hand, so you might want to use it in a blend for an IPA.

  • 5

    Posted by Felix Chinchilla on 2nd Feb 2016

    Made my house pale recipe with this. They are amazing little things that give the impression of a Nelson-forward beer with added bits of rock fruit. I didn't get the raspberry as much, but made for an incredible beer, nonetheless.