Opal Hops is another product of the Hops Research Center in Hull, Germany. It was bred around the turn of the 2nd century, and is somewhat an evasive variety in that it is not that easy to find.
Opal Hops is a dual use hops with moderate alpha acid content at 13.0%-14.0%. Of the oils the myrcene oil content stands out the most. The bitterness is respectable, and the aroma has substance. Its a combination of some spicy gusto mixed with tones of citrus. It is very much German and can be applied anywhere throughout the brew process in Pilsners, Hefewizens, Hells, Lagers, and more.
Aroma: Balanced; Fruity, Hoppy, Floral, Citrus, Herbal
Brewing Usage: Dual, Primarily Aroma
Alpha Acids: 3.0-8.0%
Beta Acids: 3.5-5.5%
Common Beer Styles
Simi Valley Home Brew stocks only the freshest hops which are all stored in the freezer in airtight containers! We have over 60 varieties in stock in our shop, so if there is something you need and don't see, ASK! We are here to make your craft brews great!