Pedigree: Existing Australian high alpha acid variety crossed with pollen from a Wye college male
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Aroma: Tropical Fruit, Lychee, Earthy
Alpha Acids %: 15-18
Beta Acids %: 6-7
Co-Humolone: 47-50% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.8-1.7 mls/100g
General Trade Perception: Amazing alpha production, extracted for conversion to reduced isomerized products, and now being utilised as a kettle hop for bittering and aroma
Possible Substitutions: AU Galaxy
Typical Beer Styles: IPA, Pale Ale, American Ales
Additional Information:The flavour potential of Topaz (cultivar number TC-85-70) went unnoticed for some time, as it was sold primarily for alpha acid. However, when used as a late addition, it is capable of contributing very pleasant light tropical fruit characters (lychee), overlying a satisfying earthy background.
All our in stock hops are stored cold to ensure the highest freshness possible. Alpha and Beta acid amounts vary between batches and may not be exactly as pictured, however are generally with in the ranges stated above.