Released in 2009, aroma variety Delta is a relatively new kid on the block. It is a Fuggle-type hop, similar to a Willamette, but with a kick. It features a mild and pleasantly spicy aroma of with notes of melon and citrus. Delta is considered ideal for ale finishing.
Hopsteiner first offered Delta to Boston’s Harpoon Brewery as a cross between an English-style Fuggle and a Cascade derived male. Harpoon brewed it into an English-style single hop ESB. Delta has a much more emphatic flavor than its Fuggle parent—a truly American punch.
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|Also Known As||Hopsteiner 04188|
|Characteristics||Spicy with notes of melon and citrus|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.5%-7%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5.5%-7%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Early to mid|
|Yield Amount||1600-2000 kg/hectare (1400-1800 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Resistant to downy mildew|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to powdery mildew|
|Storability||Retains 80%-90% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.5-1.1 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||25%-40%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||25%-35%|
|Substitutes||Cascade, Delta, Nelson Sauvin, Fuggle, Willamette|
|Style Guide||American Pale Ale, American India Pale Ale, ESBs|
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