Origin and Description
Palisade Hops is a product of the Yakima Chief Ranch in the north western United States. The name Palisades means a strong wooden fence, literally, and is a cross between Tettnanger, and an American hops variety via open pollination. Palisade Hops is also known as YCR-4 and marks yet another versatile hop variety from the Yakima Farm.
Palisade Hops borders the line on being a dual use hops, and it associated with beer styles such as India Pale Ales, but more for the complex but subdued flavor profile and aroma than the bitterness. The alpha acid content in Palisade ranges from 5.5%-9.5%, and has a co-humulone content at 24.0%-29.0%, which is somewhat low. Palisade Hops can be used in early kettle additions in the wort, and is going to perform well at later additions or during dry-hopping in the fermentor or keg. The myrcene oil content is rather low, however it does not take away from the herbal, grassy character. Palisade Hops is associated with sweet nectar fruits with hints of citrus. The bouquet will also a deliver a punch of floral perfume to the brew, likely something that is fairly aggressive on the hops.
Palisade Hops is a strong grower that is high on the yield side at 2200-3000 lbs/acre. The medium cones are harvested mid-season from after growing with resistance to mildew and other diseases. From beer styles such as Goldens, to Lagers, to Imperials, Palisade Hops is worth some experimental brewing journeys.
Palisade Hops Usage
Palisade hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Palisade Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for palisade hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Palisade Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||5.5%-9.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||6%-8%|
Palisade Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Palisade Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Palisade Cone Size||Medium|
|Palisade Cone Density||Moderate|
Palisade Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Palisade Hops is Moderate to High at 2200 - 3000 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,Podoshaera,
|Storability||Palisade Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Palisade Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.4-1.6 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||9%-10%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||19%-22%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||16%-18%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Palisade Hops Substitutes
|Styrian Golding||Styrian Golding Hops, also called Savinja Golding, is a traditional hops grown primarily in Slovenia, and also Austria. Savinja/Styrian Golding is not a part o...|
|Tettnanger (GR)||Tettnanger Hops gets its name from the Tettnang area of Germany. Tettnang is a famous hops growing region (and town) near the southern border, near Lake Bodens...|
|Willamette||Willamette Hops was named after the mighty river that pours through the Willamette Valley in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. It was developed and rele...|
Common Beer Styles for Palisade Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|American Pale Ale|
|Double India Pale Ale|