Useable for bittering and aroma, its one we’ll be certainly making sure is used for aroma in the main with its big tropical flavours of peach and pineapple, punching out in juicy pales and IPA’s is how we will be using it, with doses in whirlpool and as a dry hop hero in some of this years summer smashers.
Beginning life as part of the Charles Faram Hop Development Programme in 2015, Harlequin was later declared the winner of the ‘Best New Variety’ category at the IBD National Hop Awards. More recently it was awarded the overall gold for the 2019 crop and is set to be fast-tracked for commercial production.
This British hop is one of the most exciting new hops around, and you’ll be seeing plenty more of it with the likes of Oakham and St Austell all releasing beers with it as the star of the show.
St Austell brewer Rob Orton used this great new hop for its wonderful citrus fruit and floral aromas alongside a combination of Charles Faram’s own Fuggle hop for bittering. Maris Otter malt provides a simple but incredibly effective malt base, and gives the beer a vibrant golden hue, whilst having enough robustness and structure to support, but not overpower this wonderful new English hop variety.
Flavour and Aroma: Tropical fruit flavours and aromas including passionfruit, peach and pineapple.
Characteristics: Passionfruit, peach, pineapple.
Bittering Characteristics: Complex bitterness with tropical fruit notes.
Flavour Intensity: 9/10
About this Hop: Harlequin™ is from the Charles Faram Hop Development Programme. It is a Dual purpose hop and excels when used in late and dry hopping but also offers smooth bittering characteristics.
Breeding: A daughter of Godiva®, selected for its aroma, disease resistance and yield.