Hop Name: Topaz

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:13.7 - 17.7%
Beta Range:13.7 - 17.7%
Cohumulone Range:48.0 - 51.0%
Humulene Range:8.0 - 13.0%
Myrcene Range:34.0 - 56.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:7.0 - 13%
Total Oil Range:1.7 - 2.2 mL/100g
Samuel Adams uses this rare gem of an Australian hops variety called Topaz in its Tasman Red IPA. Topaz provides a clove-like spice and a lychee fruitiness. When used alongside a citrus hop (Samuel Adams used Galaxy®), it can give an amazing depth of flavor. For a long time, Topaz was used as a bittering hop, but as the 21st century rolled around, someone began to experiment with it at different points in the brew process and discovered how to bring out its amazing aroma and flavor. When dry hopped, it has resinous and grassy notes, but its true character comes out in higher gravity beers. It has been chosen in many competitions as top-hop. High Alpha Acids (up to 17.7%), high cohumulone (average 49.5%) and high myrcene content.

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Origin: Australian
Storage: N/A
Resinous, grassy tones with light tropical flavors

Possible Substitutions:
None known