Origin and Description
Perle Hops was brought to the United States from a German Selection from the same variety. U.S. Perle Hops originates from the Hop Research Institute in Hull Germany as a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M. This hops variety has quite a few favorable qualities, including Perle's resistance to disease and mildew, which might be one of the reasons it was taken to the United States in the first place.
Perle Hops is a dual purpose hops. The bitterness is clean and effective with an alpha acid rating of 6.0%-10.0%. Perle is prided for its mildly spicy character, with an aroma that pleases the senses in beer. It is useful for anytime throughout the brewing process, and will add a German-like quality to the beer.
Perle Hops grown in the U.S. has excellent storagability and the lupulin color is a deep dark yellow. The yield is low for these medium size loose cones early in the season. The U.S. hops variety has not made the same impact that it has made in Europe, but can be found. Yakima Chief Ranch is an example of a grower/supplier for the commercial brewing industry.
Perle (US) Hop Pellets
- Average Alpha of current stock: 8.7%
- Aroma hop - floral & slightly spicy
- Packaged in nitrogen flushed, oxygen barrier bag. Stored in freezers.
- Typical usage: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Weizen, Alt, Barley Wine, Kolsch
Perle (US) Hops Usage
Perle (US) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Perle (US) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for perle (us) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Perle (US) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||6%-10%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-5%|
Perle (US) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Perle (US) Lupulin Color||Dark Yellow|
|Perle (US) Cone Size||Medium|
|Perle (US) Cone Density||Loose|
Perle (US) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Perle (US) Hops is Low at 1150 - 1600 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Perle (US) Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Perle (US) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-1.2 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||28%-33%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||10%-12%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Perle (US) Hops Substitutes
|Perle (GR)||Perle Hops was bred by the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany from a cross between Northern Brewe...|
|Northern Brewer (GR)||Northern Brewer is an England native who is seeing its days live out mainly in Germany and the U.S. There is a separate|
Common Beer Styles for Perle (US) Hops
|Belgian Strong Ale|
Perle (US) Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Free State Brewing Company|
|Freetail Brewing Company|