Centennial is one of the most popular hops for brewers. This variety is added to a lot of beers as a supporter hop to draw out specific flavor, or it can also be used as a stand alone hop. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (voted best beer by homebrewers 3 years in a row) only uses Centennial hops, an excellent example of the citrus, pine and floral flavors this hop can create.
Comet is a cross between an English variety and a American wild variety. Comet is a dual purpose hop that can be used for bittering or its flavor/aroma properties. It features solid bitter capabilities, but recently there has been a surge in its use as a dry hop in ales and IPA’s. The flavor profile is dominated by a citrus zest as well as some tropical fruit but it can impart a pine and grassy flavor as well.
Santiam is a full scope aroma hop that is a cross between German and Swiss varieties with a sliver of American heritage as well. This variety has the lowest yield among the varieties in our hop yard. The essential oils of this hop is what the brewers want because they are pleasantly soft due to being well balanced. Santiam's main flavor is herbal and floral as well as hints of pepper and spice.
Hallertau is an aroma-type cultivar which originated in Germany and is a Noble hop, meaning it was one of the old varieties that originated in Europe. It is commonly used because it does not convey a strong bitterness to the beer which is ideal for some styles. The flavor of this hop is subtle in most beers imparting a spicy, floral, and herbal flavor to the beer allowing the malt characteristics of the beer to have more of an impact
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