Here’s another profile of a brewing ingredient: Glacier Hops. Although it’s fun to research and write about hops, the worldwide shortage puts a damper on my excitement. Once you learn more about these hops, you want to go out, buy it, and brew with it. It’s the buying part that may be the hardest piece of that process.
Origin: America – Looks like it was released in 2000 from Washington State University
Aroma: From the sources I read, the aroma is the hops strong point. The descriptors of “Pleasant” and “Good” were used a lot. Some citrus mixed with some Goldings candy-like qualities. Maybe hints of pear or apricot.
Alpha Acid: 5.5%
Typical Usage: Aroma but it has a nice balanced bitterness due to its low cohumulone content. Not too sharp. Not too dull. Just right.
Beer Styles: I am thinking a nice American Pale Ale or ESB. Easy drinking but flavorful.
Note: I used this hop variety in my American Pale Ale recipe.
Here are my tasting notes for the APA I made with Glacier hops.
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