Zappa hop pellets. USA - Crop 2019 (AA 4.9%) Bulk price (450gm+) = $11.50 per 90gm
Grown exclusively by CLS Farms,Zappa™ is a 100% neomexicanus aroma hop from the mountains of New Mexico. Evolving independently, Zappa™, has developed its own rebellious aroma and unique flavor characteristics.
Great hop for Aroma, whirlpool, and dry hopping for any hop- or complementary fruit-forward style: hazy or milkshake IPA, fruited sour, pale ale, American strong ale, and wild or mixed-fermentation beers.
Aroma Profile:Spicy with strong notes of tropical fruit (mango, passion fruit), citrus, and pine.
Alpha Acid Range: 5.0 - 8.0%
Beta Acid Range: 8.0 - 9.0%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 40 - 45
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 1.8 - 2.5
Genetic Origin: Zappa is a native, North American, Humulus lupulus var. neomexicanus, recovered from the wild in New Mexico.
Named after Frank Zappa, in collaboration with the Zappa family, this hop is as counter culture as the musician himself. Singled out by Tom Nielsen of Sierra Nevada and brought to production by Eric Desmaris of CLS Farms. Tom described it as having a unique spiciness, coupled with full-on mango, backed up by a sharp citrus, delightful savory, and strong deciduous pine" characteristics, and says that he still finds himself adding descriptors.