Hop School BDThis week in Hops School we will learn about one of my favs from way down on the other side of the world New Zealand.

Nelson Sauvin, named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. The distinctive character of these hops limit its aroma/flavor usage to American ales and specialty beers. As a bittering hop, its low cohumulone content imparts a very smooth bitterness.

Typical Use : All-Purpose
Alpha Acid : 12 – 13%
Origination : New Zealand
Characteristics : White wine, gooseberries, tropical fruit, passion fruit
Styles : American Pale Ale, American IPAWidmer Deadlift Imp IPA

Beers that carry Nelson Sauvin Hops-
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%)
Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA
Widmer Brothers Deadlift Imperial IPA