One brewer has used it in a single hop lager beer, which he described as "clean and crisp with a refreshing sweet lemon character". Meridian has also raised eyebrows in a wide range of ales, from pales to dark roasted malt "winter seasonal. It's reported to play well with Belgian yeast and has a way of amplifying the zesty zing of weissbiers.
Use in: Ales, Pale Ales, IPA's, Belgian ale, Weiss, Black IPA.
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Has become one of my favorite go-to late-addition hops for adding some juiciness to IPAs / NEIPAs. Look for papaya, fresh peach, and paw paw flavors. Perfect for a creamsickle IPA or alongside real fruit additions like mango, peach or orange.
With all the new hop varieties to come to market in recent years, Meridian is criminally underappreciated. I get a lot of stonefruit out of it, I typically get nectarine/peach/apricot specifically. There are also notes of citrus and pine, and a moderate resinous bitterness. This hop is a staple in my IPA's, and has a lot to offer that sets it apart from the usual suspects.
Produced a sweet and fruity wort with abundant aroma in an American IPA.