Topaz

Australian-born multi-purpose variety Topaz features elements of clove-like spice and a light, lychee-esque fruitiness. Samuel Adams uses it in their Tasman Red IPA. When used alongside a citrus-heavy hop (Samuel Adams used Galaxy®), it gives a surprising depth of flavor.

Created in 1985 by Hop Products Australia in the Rostrevor Breeding Garden in Victoria, Topaz was always intended to be a high-alpha hop. The result of a mix between an Australian high-alpha variety and a UK male sourced from Wye College in England, Topaz is a unique blend of Australian and European flavors and aromas.

Topaz was initially used as a bittering hop, but in the late 2000’s increased experimentation with the variety uncovered its intense worth as a late addition. It features resinous and grassy notes when dry hopped and its fruity profile really shines when utilized in higher gravity recipes.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Light, tropical fruit flavors of lychee, clove-like spice and resinous grassy tones when dry hopped
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 13.7%-17.7%
Beta Acid Composition 6.4%-7.9%
Co-Humulone Composition 48%-51%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 3800-4200 kg/hectares (3390-3747 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.7-2.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 34%-56%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-13%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-13%
Farnesene Oil < 1%
Substitutes Galaxy, Citra®, Cascade, Riwaka, Rakau, Amarillo®
Style Guide India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, Amber

Where to Buy Topaz Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.


Yakima Valley Hops (USA)

The Home Brew Shop (UK)

National Homebrew (Australia)

BeerCo (Australia)
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References
http://www.hops.com.au/products/topaz-
https://www.hopunion.com/australian-topaz/
https://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=3216
http://www.brew-dudes.com/australian-topaz-hops/5416
http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shop/brewing-ingredients/hops/pellet-hops/new-zealand-hops/topaz-hops-au-1oz-pellets

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