Hops Zythos is a proprietary hop blend that was created specifically with IPA’s in mind. It has a distinct mix of notes and aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, pine and even pineapple.
Designed to complement existing IPA and Pale Ale hop varieties, it boasts alpha acid levels high enough to make it a dual-purpose hop blend. This makes it the perfect choice for IPA’s and any hop forward beer.
Origin and history
Hops have been cultivated and used as a commercial crop for the brewing industry around the world since ancient times. They were originally a wild plant, but were soon bred into a highly profitable agricultural commodity in central Europe.
Hops Zythos is a new hop blend ideally suited to IPA and pale ale styles. It is characterized by tangerine, citrus, floral, pine and grapefruit tones.
This English mid-to-high alpha hop was bred from Kent Goldings by Wye College, Kent, England. It is wilt resistant, has good aroma and alpha properties and yields well.
Characteristics and flavor profile
A variety of flowers called hops (Humulus lupulus) is used to add flavor and aroma to beer. They can also be brewed as a tea or used to make tinctures and extracts for health benefits.
This flowering plant has a rich history and a long list of health benefits. Its complex flavors, aromas, and bitterness levels provide a wide range of possibilities for brewers to experiment with in order to create their own unique beer recipes!
This dual use hop is appropriate for late additions, hop back/whirlpool and dry hopping applications. It exudes quality bitterness and a delicate balance of fruity citrus and pine characters from its big weight of oil.
Hops Zythos is a proprietary hop blend created by Hopunion LLC with IPA’s in mind. It features notes and aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, pine and even pineapple.
Its high alpha acid content means it can be useful for bittering but is largely intended to shine as an aroma hop.
If you’re looking for a hop with a lot of bang for your buck, the Zythos strain should be at the top of your list of brew-day favorites. Using this hop in your next IPA will result in a surprisingly smooth finish with lots of citrus and tropical tones (pineapple and orange), and a bit of spice.
Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles
When paired with food, beer has the potential to enhance the flavor of the dish. Pairing beer with food can be an easy and enjoyable way to make sure you get the most out of your craft brews.
There are many different beers on the market, and each style is unique in body, aroma and taste. That’s why pairing beer with food can be a fun and exciting activity for both seasoned and novice drinkers.
The key to successful beer and food pairing is balance. You want the core flavors of the beer to match the intensity of the food. This means the sweetness, bitterness, alcohol, roast or yeast-derived fruitiness and spiciness need to be at a similar level.
Availability and cultivation
Hops Zythos is a new hop blend created by Hopunion LLC specifically with the IPA style in mind. The blend has notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pine and even pineapple. It is a dual purpose hop that can be used for bittering and aroma.
This variety is available from most hop growers in the U.S. and is a favorite of many craft brewers.
A catty bittering hop from the Brewers Gold variety, it was developed in 1968 by open pollination in Idaho. It has high alpha acids, low co-humulone values and a good bittering quality.
It is a popular variety for brewing, and is often grown at home. Its resistance to powdery mildew strains and aphids makes it a great choice for growing in organic hop gardens.