Developed by Charles Faram, dual purpose
Characteristics: Grapefruit, Mango, Passionfruit
Alpha Acid: 7-9%
Beta Acid: 4-6%
Great for a single hop Pale ale.
From Ilkley Brewery:
Back in the 1920s new hop varieties were being put forward, but fruity, zesty, hop-forward hops were considered unfashionable and not suited to the palate of the time.
Fortunately, seeds were preserved and new strains are now being cultivated to match the modern palate.
America, Australia and New Zealand may have better climates and terroir to cultivate hops than here in the UK, but that doesn’t mean we can’t grow great flavoursome hops as well as our traditional ones.
When we got hold of hop no. 1391 (Olicana) we found it to have incredible powerful grapefruit notes.