Caliente means “hot” in Spanish. That is, temperature hot and not spicy hot. It isn’t clear exactly why this particular variety was named that but it appears to be reasonably well received by the craft brew market featuring in quite a few commercial brews to date. There is some difference of opinion on it’s exact tasting notes but it has been said to impart flavors of citrus, peach, pine and even cherry along with distinct aromas of stone fruit and mandarin. Subtle aromas of peach have also been documented.

Also Known As
Characteristics Falvors of citrus, peach and pine, aromas of stone fruit and mandarin
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 15.3%
Beta Acid Composition 4.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 35%
Country US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.9 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes Wheat, Spice Beer, IPA
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Wheat, Pale Ale


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