Strata™, formerly known as X-331, is Indie Hop’s first hop variety to be released out of the Oregon State Aroma Hop Breeding Program in Corvallis, Oregon. Born in 2009, Strata is the progeny of an open-pollinated Perle located in an Oregon State experimental field at Corvallis, Oregon. From the get-go, this hop was out to impress. Between its strong disease resistance, vigorous growing habit, and complex layers of aroma, X-331 rose to the top of an impressive group of competitors.
Try a commercial beer containing Stata Hops here
An IPA/Session-IPA/Pale Ale (and believe it or don’t, lager hop) with many layers of different fruit flavor, dried and fresh, anchored with a dried chili-cannabis-funk that does not have any diesel, machine oil, or catty ‘baggage’. Late hot side additions bring out layers of rounded-tropical plus bright-fresh fruit flavours; dry-hopping yields more grapefruit and cannabis. Nice with roasted malts too.
Alpha Acid: 11 – 12.5%
Beta Acid: 5 – 6%
Total Oil mL/100 g: 2.3 – 3.5
Myrcene: 52 – 65%
Humulene: 22 – 30%
Caryophyllene: 5 – 12.5%
Brewing characteristics: Tropical Fruit, Grapefruit, Cannabis, Dank, Passion Fruit, Strawberry
Beer Styles: Hazy IPA, IPAs, Pale Ale, Session IPA
Usage: Aroma, Late Kettle Addition, Dry Hop
We contract and source our hops from the finest merchants and farms around the world, ensuring you get the chance to brew with the same high quality product that professional breweries use.
Using mylar bags which prevent light degradation of the hops, flushing the bags with nitrogen to remove oxygen and cold storage of them until ordered by you, ensures the hops are as fresh as possible.
If you want to learn more about hops and how to use them then check out our Help Centre where you will find blog posts and our Brew With Us ESSENTIALS and we also have some great content on our YouTube channel about hops too.