A second generation super alpha hop released by the Hopsteiner breeding program, Bravo is a bittering variety that leaves a dank, almost citrus character behind. Geraniol-rich varieties like Bravo can help brewers add desirable floral, citrus and stonefruit aroma compounds in late boil or dry-hop additions.
A very popular American bittering hop used in a wide variety of beer styles. Bravo has a pleasant bitterness and fruity, floral aroma that pairs well with many different beer styles.
Origin and History
Developed by Hopsteiner’s Breeding Program, Bravo was released to the public in 2006. It is a super high alpha hop that offers a clean bittering quality along with light floral aromas.
It is often used to add a smooth, pleasant bitterness to beer. It also provides citrus, lime and fruit flavors when added late or as a dry hop addition.
A highly sought after hop, it has a clean and pleasing bitterness with hints of orange and fruit. Its versatility allows it to be used in many different types of beer styles.
As with many other special flavor hops, this was a bit of a surprise for brewers at the time of its release. The Hopsteiner breeding team had spent years trying to produce this type of variety.
Characteristics and Flavor Profile
Brewers have quickly embraced this high alpha variety for its clean bittering characteristics. The hop can provide a light citrus, stone fruit or floral characteristic when added in the late or dry hop phase.
Developed by the Hopsteiner Breeding Program, Bravo was released commercially in 2006. This second generation Super Alpha variety is ideal for bittering and contributes pleasant fruit and floral aroma characteristics.
Retains 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68degF. It is considered a noble hop due to its low co-humulone content and shows high yields and production.
Brewers use hops during the boil to provide bitterness and flavor, aroma and preservative qualities. The soluble oils in hops are released during boiling and help to enhance the flavors and aroma of the beer.
Bittiness in beer is provided by resins called alpha and beta acids which are isomerized during the boil to become more soluble and stable. Alpha acids are the most important in providing bitterness to beer.
Bravo(tm) was developed by the Hopsteiner Breeding Program and released commercially in 2006. This second generation super high alpha hop is a bittering variety that offers pleasant fruit and floral aroma characteristics in some applications.
Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles
Whether you’re hosting a beer dinner or simply having a few drinks with friends, pairing food and beer can be a fun and creative way to celebrate. However, there are a few basic guidelines to consider:
In order for a pair of flavors to work well together, they must have a similar intensity. This could be related to sweetness, bitterness, alcohol or levels of roast or yeast-derived fruitiness or spiciness.
As you might expect, there are also a variety of other factors to consider when pairing beer and food. For example, how the dish is cooked and the ingredients and preparation techniques used can have a major impact on the finished dish.
Availability and Cultivation
The hops plant (Humulus lupulus) is a dioecious perennial flowering plant native to the Northern Hemisphere. It is used as a bittering agent in beer, & imparts floral, fruity, and citrus flavors.
It is also used to aromatize liquors and to treat various ailments in the body & mind, including insomnia. It is also a good source of antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage.
The US is the second largest producer of hops in the world. Several cultivars are grown throughout the United States for their specific flavor profiles and brewing characteristics.