The result of a breeding program aimed at creating a disease-resistant alternative to Hallertauer Mittelfruh, this hop is mildew-resistant. It has a moderate to pleasant aroma of passion fruit, melon, strawberry and grapefruit.
Typical brewing styles include IPA, Pilsner, Stout and Lager. The addition of this hop to a Kolsch, German Ale, or Belgian Strong Ale will add a great amount of flavor and balance.
Origin and History
Hops are a key ingredient of beer and have been used for thousands of years. They are a byproduct of the fermentation process in which barley is steeped with water and allowed to ferment.
Before the addition of hops, brewers used a mixture of herbs called gruit to give beer flavor and bitterness. Gruit is still used in some regions today to add flavor and aroma to the brewing process.
The hop industry is thriving throughout the world and is one of the most important industries in the United States. Oregon, Washington and Idaho are the leading producers of hops in the country.
Characteristics and Flavor Profile
Triple Pearl is a new-to-the-scene hop that stands out from the pack. Its high alpha acid content and impressive pungency makes it a must have for modern day brewers. Its complex aromas, especially the cologne type, are sure to impress even the most discriminating palate. Its flavorful and malty characteristics also entice the gastronome among us. A nice balance of sweet and bitter flavors will give your IPA that something special while delivering a clean, crisp finish.
A recent cross between a Perle female and an unknown male, Triple Pearl is a well-made hoppy wonder. Its signature starlight blue hue is complemented by a dazzling array of shimmering orange, yellow and reddish-orange leaves that glow in the dark for an eye-catching display. The tri-color variety can be used in a wide range of beer styles including IPAs, lagers and ales alike.
One of the many benefits of homebrewing is the ability to experiment with different types of beer and hops without having to shell out a small fortune. The best part about all of this is that you’ll get a higher quality end product with a brew that tastes even better than the commercial brewed stuff. Fortunately for you, there are a number of hop-focused microbreweries around the country so it’s not too difficult to locate a local one near you. Of course, it pays to be well informed about your craft of choice to make sure that you are taking advantage of all the perks it has to offer! The best thing about a local brew is the chance to taste test the latest and greatest in a friendly atmosphere.
Pairing of $ prompt with different beer styles
A good pairing focuses on a balance between beer and food, with core elements of sweetness, bitterness, alcohol, roast or yeast-derived fruitiness, intensity and mouthfeel sensations balancing each other. This is particularly important when cooking methods, acidity, saltiness, fat, spices and chilli heat are factored in too.
Dark beers are often best with game meats, coffee-flavored desserts, and shellfish. These beers are rich, heavy, and have a roasted malt flavor. They are also less bitter than light beers and feature a low alcohol content.
Availability and Cultivation
Triple Pearl is a newly released, USDA-ARS variety that has been bred to provide the melon citrus notes many brewers want from an American hop. It is an open pollinated cross between Perle and an unknown male with lineage from Northern Brewer and Hallertau. The result is a dual purpose hop with a high alpha acid and strong aroma. Featuring a bold blend of orange and lime notes in the aroma, this hop is ideal for pale ales and IPAs alike. The savory pine finish accentuates the citrus and makes this a great choice for traditionalists as well as new-school brewers.
Every year, Pearl Street Brewery collects hops from local backyard hop growers to use in their annual “Community Harvest” brew. For each pound of fresh hop flowers brought in, the grower will receive 1lb of beer at the time of donation and 1lb of Harvest Ale after the brew is complete.