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 aromatic qualities.
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%Palisade Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5.5 To 9.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 6%-8%Palisade Hops Beta Acid Composition - 6 To 8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-29%Palisade Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 24 To 29 Percent

Palisade Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Palisade Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Palisade Hops
Palisade Cone SizeMediumPalisade Hop - Medium Cone Size
Palisade Cone DensityModeratePalisade Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Palisade Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid SeasonPalisade Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Palisade Hops is Moderate to High at 2200 - 3000 kg/hectare
Palisade Hops - Moderate to High Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Palisade Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,Podoshaera,
Palisade Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityPalisade Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPalisade Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodPalisade Hops - Good Pickability

Palisade Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.4-1.6 mls/100 gramsPalisade Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.4-1.6 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition9%-10%Palisade Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 9-10 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition19%-22%Palisade Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 19-22 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition16%-18%Palisade Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 16-18 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Palisade Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Palisade Hops Substitutes

Styrian GoldingStyrian 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...
WillametteWillamette 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

    Beer Style
    Golden Ale
    India Pilsner
    India Pale Ale
    American Pale Ale
    Imperial Stout
    Pale Ale
    Double India Pale Ale

    Palisade Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Clipper City Brewing Company
    Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale
    Town Hall Brewery
    Palisades Golden
    Willimantic Brewing Company
    India Pilsner Ale
    Aspen Brewing Company
    Independance Pass Ale I.P.A
    Portsmouth Brewery
    American Pale Ale
    Fort George Brewery
    Vortex IPA
    Coast Brewing Company
    Blackbeerd, the Imperial Stout
    Troegs Brewing Company
    Nugget Nectar
    Breckenridge Brewery
    Porter Porter
    Independence Brewing Company
    Independence Pale Ale
    Mad Fox Brewing Company
    Imperial India Pale Ale
    Southern Star Brewing Company
    Pine Belt Pale
    Ithaca Beer Company
    Flower Power
    Big Sky Brewing Company
    Trout Slayer Ale
    Wild Goose Brewery
    Brown Lager