The more hop crazed of beer searchers may have already heard or consumed beers made from these hops but I thought it would be good to give a quick primer on them so you can choose what will make your palate sing.
Palisades – a new hop variety from the Pacific Northwest. It has moderately strong bittering, with a grassy, apricot-like aroma that’s often described as “pretty.” Can be tasted in Alameda Brewing beer.
Citra – A brand new variety first released in 2008. Citra is generally used in IPAs and hoppy specialty beers, prized for flavor and aroma of tropical and citrus fruit; including lime, melon, pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, lychee and others. Can be tasted in Kern River beer.
Glacier – is another 21st century variety. It was specifically bred for a balanced bittering profile and excellent aromatic qualities. Glacier is generally 4-6 percent alpha acid, and works well in American or British-style ales of all types. Can be tasted in ???