Nugget is a famous American high alpha variety developed in 1983 at Oregon State University. This hop has become increasingly popular for its spicy, herbal aromas with a pear and peach note. Lineage includes Brewer's Gold, Canterbury Golding and Early Green. Nugget has an acute bitterness from its high alpha acid content. It provides the oomph in many beer styles that require the hop jolt including imperial style ales. Its a dual use hops that has green, herbal aroma. It has a relatively low co-humulone oil content. The myrcene oil is on the high side, which helps provide some of the woody tones. Nugget is an extremely popular hops for brewing. It was bred partly for its storage capacity, and holds 70%-80% of its alpha acid content after 6 months storage at 20 degrees Celsius.
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Typical Beer Style Uses:
- India Pale Ales, India Red Ales and Imperial IPAs
- Barley Wine
Specific aroma descriptors include mild, pleasant, herbal aromas.
Very good to excellent.
Brewing Values Certificate
Brewing Values Specification
- Variety: Nugget
- Form: Type 90 Hop Pellets
- Harvest: 2021
- Batch: I-10657-1
- Alpha-Acids: 13.6%
- Moisture: 7.2%
General Trade Perception
Gaining acceptance as a dual purpose variety with traces of mild spicy herbal tones from dry hopping and bittering.
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