Delta

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
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.5%-7%
Beta Acid Composition 5.5%-7%
Co-Humulone Composition  22%-24%
Country  US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity  Early to mid
Yield Amount  1600-2000 kg/hectare (1400-1800 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
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%
Caryophyllene Oil  9%-15%
Farnesene Oil  0%-1%
Substitutes Cascade, Delta, Nelson Sauvin, Fuggle, Willamette
Style Guide American Pale Ale, American India Pale Ale, ESBs

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References
http://hopsteiner.com/wp-content/uploads/vpdf/Delta.pdf
http://www.usahops.org/graphics/File/HGA%20BCI%20Reports/Variety%20Manual%207-24-12.pdf

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