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) Hops Usage

Perle (US) hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
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%Perle (US) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 6 To 10 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-5%Perle (US) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 27%-32%Perle (US) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 27 To 32 Percent

Perle (US) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Perle (US) Lupulin ColorDark YellowDark Yellow Lupulin Color for Perle (US) Hops
Perle (US) Cone SizeMediumPerle (US) Hop - Medium Cone Size
Perle (US) Cone DensityLoosePerle (US) Hops - Loose Cone Density

Perle (US) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly SeasonPerle (US) Hops - Early Season Maturity
YieldYield for Perle (US) Hops is Low at 1150 - 1600 kg/hectare
Perle (US) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Perle (US) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsUnknown
StorabilityPerle (US) Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CPerle (US) Hops Storability - Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodPerle (US) Hops - Good Pickability

Perle (US) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.2 mls/100 gramsPerle (US) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition45%-55%Perle (US) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 45-55 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition28%-33%Perle (US) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 28-33 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition10%-12%Perle (US) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 10-12 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Perle (US) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

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

    Beer Style
    Belgian Strong Ale

    Perle (US) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Free State Brewing Company
    Hefe Weizen
    Freetail Brewing Company