This Batch of Crystal US Hops are pelleted at Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Oregon and are a softer "Craft Pellet". These pellets are approximately 20% less dense than industry standard pellets. The softer craft pellet comes apart quickly when used in dry hopping and provides better hop utilization in the Kettle, Whirlpool and Fermenter.
The lower pelletizing temperatures used at Crosby Hop Farm also work to preserve volatile Hop Oils, Aromatics and Alpha Acids.
Specific aroma descriptors include woody and green
Crystal has become popular in US craft brewing as a triploid Hallertauer. Developed from the German aroma hop variety Hallertauer Mittelfruh with primary contributions from Cascade, Brewer's Gold and Early Green. Crystal is a low alpha hop with wonderful aromatics and subtle woody with spicy and floral aroma notes ideal in European beer styles and for late brewing additions.