New High Alpha Hop
Jan 30, 2006 - Appropriately named, a new hop variety called "Summit" was recently released by Brewer Supply Group. The hop boosts alpha acid values between 17-19%. A new concept to the U.S. hop industry, Summit is a dwarf variety grown using a low-trellis system. Because dwarf hops are picked gently in the field, as opposed to their taller cousins which must be cut and transported, dwarf varieties are of the highest quality.
Recent trials have discovered strong orange and tangerine citrus notes in its flavor. Ideally suited for brewing American style IPA's and Double IPA, Summit is an excellent bittering hop. Cohumulone levels are low at 25-28% of alpha.
The 2005 Summit hop harvest has been pelletized can be ordered from Brewers Supply Group. For more ibformation; www.brewerssupplygroup.com.