Tangy fresh fruit and the feeling of a summer meadow near a cold mountain stream
An addictive finish of lemon/lime zest, fresh melon, sweet hay and wildflowers, all capped by a cinnamon spice that cleanses your palate and lures you back for more
New US hop from Indie Hops – Sneak Preview Release
Magical, exhilarating and festive, IH033 is the second new cultivar we’ve advanced to the final commercial trial phase of our hop development efforts. The first (Strata®) was destined for a lead role in IPAs and DIPAs. IH033 is destined for lead roles as well, but at the opposite end of the hop and beer spectrum.
Global brewing is already well served with classic lager hops such as Hallertauer m.f., Hersbrucker, and Czech Saaz. We advanced IH033 because it brings more fruit and floral character while dialing back a bit on the grassy/spicy character of the classics. And, IH033 combines with classic lager hops very nicely, giving brewers more range in their lager brewing ingredients quiver.
While the current trend of dry hopping lager beer with high alpha, high oil IPA hops does bring some popular flavours to the table, the hops tend to hijack the beer and result in a light IPA. That’s not a bad thing!…but with a hop like IH033 the beloved “beer” flavour from luscious pilsner malt and a clean lager fermentation is there to enjoy, along with a complimentary finish of fruity/floral hop flavours that craft beer enthusiasts have been steadily leaning toward.
Expect to see this hop gain popularity in use throughout 2020 and 2021, with rumours currently doing the rounds that it will be featured by a popular brewery in Cheltenham in their new Pils.
Be sure to let us know how your brews go with this new variety.
Alpha Acids range- Beta Acids range- Total Oil range-
1.8-2.0ml/100g of dry hop material