Hops in cones
UK origin. The Goldings are the traditional Old English hop. Develops by clonal selection from 1790 on starting from Canterbury Whitebine. Traded as East-Kent Goldings, if grown in East Kent, Kent Goldings if grown in mid-Kent, and Goldings if grown elsewhere.
The delicate, minty, grassy, slightly floral aroma produces a clean, refreshing, full-bodied flavour present in many traditional ales. Before the advent of dual-purpose and high-alpha hops, Fuggles were used as the main copper hop and were often complimented by an addition of Golding to give a rounded, full-bodied flavour for which English Ales became famous.
Mosaic™ (HBC 369) is an aroma hop variety developed by Hop Breeding Company, LLC that was released in 2012. The variety, with relatively high alpha-acids and low cohumulone content, has an artistic assortment of enticing aromas that transfer favourably into the finished product.
Citra is a special aroma hop variety with fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer. Is used in IPAs, strong American and Belgian Ales.
Amarillo is a relatively new American hop variety that has been described as "super Cascade." The bitterness is between 8 and 11%, making Amarillo a good hop for flavor and aroma additions. The flavor profile is very citrusy, especially leaning toward a distinct orange flavor and aroma.
Cascade has a unique floral/spicy aroma both in the cone form and in the beer, mainly due to abnormal levels of some of the essential oils. It is very popular with some brewers due to the unique character imparted to the finished beer, others object to it because of its “perfume like” hoppy flavour.