Zappa™ is a native, North American, Humulus lupulus variety, neomexicanus, recovered from the wild in New Mexico. Named after Frank Zappa, in collaboration with the Zappa family, this hop is as counterculture as the musician himself.
Spicy with strong notes of tropical fruit (mango, passion fruit), citrus, and pine. Additional descriptors include savory, mint, and Fruity Pebbles™.
Perfect for use as an aroma variety for the whirlpool and dry hopping for any hop- or complementary fruit-forward style: hazy or milkshake IPA, fruited sour, pale ale, American strong ale, and wild or mixed-fermentation beers.
- Usage: Aroma
- Flavor Profile: Spicy, tropical fruit, citrus, pine.
- Beer Styles (most likely to be used in): Hazy IPA, fruit beers, pale ale, mixed culture beers
- Alpha Acids: 6.0 - 8.0%
- Beta Acids: 8.0 - 9.0%
- Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 40 - 45%
- Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.8 - 2.5 mL/100g
- Myrcene: 60 - 70%
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