A high alpha hop with low cohumulone, Horizon is a dual-use hop used for bittering and aromatic characteristics. It fares well in both American Ales and Lagers.
A cross between Petham Golding and a high alpha male, Horizon delivers both a rich aroma and heavy bittering value. It is a popular choice among craft brewers.
Origin and History
The origin of hops in beer can be traced back to the eleventh century. In addition to providing bitterness and flavoring, hops also offer preservative properties that ward off spoiling bacteria during the fermentation process.
The hop plant (Humulus lupulus) is a vigorous climbing herbaceous perennial. It is grown for its resins, which contain a series of natural compounds that provide a mild antibiotic effect.
Horizon is a half-sister to Nugget and was developed through the USDA breeding program in Oregon in 1970. Its low cohumulone and high alpha acids make it a favorite for many American craft brewers when it comes to smooth bittering.
Horizon is a highly aromatic and dual-purpose hop that can be used at every stage of the brewing process. Its high myrcene and farnesene content gives it a floral and citrusy aroma and flavor.
Characteristics and Flavor Profile
Originally developed by the USDA in Corvallis, Oregon, Horizon is a high alpha and low cohumulone bittering hop with the potential to produce smooth beer with good mouth feel and foam stability. Often used as a dry hopping component, the hop’s evocative aroma and flavor is well worth trying in your next brew.
A half-sister to Nugget, this American bred hop boasts the lowest cohumulone levels of any hop available, a feat that results in smooth bitterness that is perfect for all beer styles. This is a great hop to use for American style Ales, but also fares well in Lagers and light malt beers. Try it out in your next batch of IPA, or pair it with Hallertau, Saaz, Liberty and Tettnanger for some serious hop impact.
Horizon is a dual-use hop that can be used in every stage of the brewing process. It has high alpha acids and a low cohumulone level that makes it a very smooth bittering hop.
Horizon has been a popular choice among craft brewers because it offers a variety of qualities. It has an aroma profile that is floral and citrusy, as well as a very pleasant bitterness.
Horizon also has a relatively high myrcene and farnesene content that gives it some interesting flavor notes as well. While it is a dual-use hop, some brewers prefer to use it as a dry-hop to add some aromatic notes without the bittering characteristics of hops like Citra and Mosaic.
Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles
There are plenty of beers out there, and pairing them with food is a good way to get more out of your beer. But there are many things to consider, like color, taste and alcohol content.
For starters, you need to choose the right style of beer. For example, dark beers are made with roasted malt grain, which results in a flavor that’s rich and nutty.
Likewise, lagers are light in body and color, which makes them ideal for shellfish, pastas without cream sauces, and Southeast Asian, Latin and Mexican foods.
However, the most successful pairings happen when core elements of both food and beer match overall intensity. This could be based on sweetness, bitterness, alcohol, levels of roast or yeast-derived fruitiness, or spiciness.
Availability and Cultivation
Horizon is a half-sister to Nugget and was developed in Oregon in 1970, through the USDA breeding program. It is considered a dual-use hop, due to its high alpha acids and low cohumulone content.
The lower cohumulone level makes it a great choice for American brewers that want to use their bittering hops for aroma as well. It is also resistant to verticillium wilt.
This is a high-yielding dual-purpose hop that has been used in many commercial brews. The aroma and flavor of this variety are lush and spicy with a hint of citrus.
This hop is a favorite of many brewers for its smooth, clean bittering quality. It can be utilized in all stages of the brewing process and produces great results in both Ales and Lagers.