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%|
|Yield Amount||3800-4200 kg/hectares (3390-3747 lbs/acre)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.7-2.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||34%-56%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||8%-13%|
|Farnesene Oil||< 1%|
|Substitutes||Galaxy, Citra®, Cascade, Riwaka, Rakau, Amarillo®|
|Style Guide||India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, Amber|
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)
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