A citrus hop with aromas of stoned fruits, liquorice, treacle-toffee and caramel with slight burnt notes.
Its bittering characteristics can be best described as spicy, citrus, liquorice and resinous. Flyer is an interesting resinous hop with a relatively high alpha characteristic and excellent dry hop aroma qualities. Works great in ales and IPAs.
This hop has had some very good reviews on Jims forum.
Tropical fruit flavours and aromas, including mango, grapefruit, and passionfruit. Complex bitterness with citrus and tropical fruit. Olicana is from the Charles Faram Hop development program. It brings tropical flavours to the UK. It is highly tolerant of wilt, but displays some susceptibility to powdery mildew. A mate told me last week he had a single hop Olicana beer and it was the best pint he'd ever had.
Originally grown as a Fuggles replacement, Progress is a very versatile hop that combines fine aroma properties with a respectable alpha acid content. It seems to be at its best when combined with Goldings in high class Bitters and Pale Ales. Alpha Acid 5.0 - 8.5% subject to seasonal variation. Vacuum sealed to ensure the hops are as fresh as possible.
Also combines well with Challenger, and First Gold, in English style beers. I've enjoyed it when I've used it.
It is a new hop variety from the Charles Faram Hop Development Program. Released in 2013.
Characteristics: Apricot, Floral, Lime, Peach
Not a big American hop, but different. Seen some positive reviews.
"Keep an eye out for this fantastic brew of Jester. You can expect aromas of lychees, mangos, tropical fruits, gooseberries and grapefruit… try it for yourselves!"
New Variety of UK hop described as ''Berry fruit and orange flavour". "High Farnesene gives beers brewed with Minstrel great fullness of flavour and depth."
"Phoenix hops were bred as a replacement for Challenger and therefore it is a true dual purpose hop with bittering and aroma. It is best used early in the boil. It has an understated spicy aroma with floral notes and descriptions of chocolate, pinE and molasses. Beer Styles: English Ales including porters, stouts, ESBs, and bitters."
"Sovereign hops are a new hedgerow variety with excellent brewing quality, true 'English noble hop' which can be used to good effect as a substitute for, or to blend with, the traditional aroma hops; Fuggles, Goldings, Challenger etc. Its aroma is described as floral, grassy and minty and bittering qualities are classic and well-rounded."