Hey there folks!
Hoppy Tuesday! This week we'll be taking a look at German style hop that was born in the good ole U.S. of A; Perle. Ok well, that's not entirely true. Perle is grown in both Germany and in the United States. With that, let's dive right into it.
Perle is a dual-purpose hop that was bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll, Germany. While this hop may be considered a dual-purposed hop it really depends on that years harvest. Some years, Perle won't have the alpha-acids necessary to make it a suitable bittering hop. But that's ok; at the very least you'll have a great aroma/flavor hop, no matter the alpha acids. Speaking of alpha acids...
Alpha Acids: 6 - 9%
Beta Acids: 3 - 4.5%
Total Oil: 0.8 - 2ml/100g
Aroma/Flavor Profile: floral, spicy, minty
This hop isn't very flashy or exciting like Citra or Galaxy but there's something to be said about simplicity. Throw some of this into a lager or a clean (cold fermented) ale and you've got yourself a crushable beer to help fight this ungodly Miami heat.
If lagers or clean ales aren't your thing, don't worry, we've got you covered. This hop is also finding its way into Belgian beers and pale ales to help complement some of the yeast character. But don't take our word for it, try it for your self!
That's all for this week. As always, feel free to let us know what you think about Perle. Be sure to come down to the store or order online to get your hands on this gem.
Until next week!
Hoppy brewing 🍻🍻