The New New
We got our hands on some new experimental hops from the Hop Research Council, which funds the development of new public hop varieties in conjunction with Oregon State University, Washington State University, the Brewers Association and the USDA. As scientists often say, ”That is pretty neat shit!” This particular experimental variety is called HRC 2006009-074, and it’s a Triploid Perle that has scored particularly high on the hedonic scale these past few harvests. You don’t have to know what that last sentence means. ANYWAYS – on the hot side of this brew, we went 50/50 with the HRC and Citra. For the Dry Hop, we went 75% HRC/25% Citra. The end result are notes of yellow peach, tangerine, & starfruit with a crisp, dry finish. How new is this hop? So new it’s new new. That is a thing the kids say. How do you do, fellow kids?