Origin: New Zealand
Aroma/Flavor: Nelson Sauvin hops impart a grape-like flavor to beers, defined as a cool climate white wine grape flavors. Other descriptors include extreme fruitiness, Passionfruit, and “Fresh Crushed Gooseberries”.
Alpha Acid: 11 – 13%
Typical Usage: Dual, but pairs nice with American citrus-y hops when used as a bittering hop.
Substitutions: Unique – no substitutions listed
Beer Styles: American ales that you want to push the boundaries of fruitiness, specialty/holiday beers.
Pedigree Triploid from NZ Smoothcone
Aroma Unique fruity, white wine
Alpha Acids* 12.0 - 13.0 %
Beta Acids 6.0 - 8.0 %
Cohumulone 22 - 26 % of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.0 - 1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 21 - 23 % of total oil
Humulene 35 - 37 % of total oil
Caryophyllene 10 - 12 % of total oil
Farnesene < 1 % of total oil