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Ibuki hops are an intriguing variety that originated from the Iwate and Miyagi regions in Japan. As an improved version of the Shinshuwase hops, Ibuki was developed through a crossbreeding process that combined the noble characteristics of the German Saaz hops with the robust qualities of the American White Vine. The flavor profile of Ibuki hops is primarily floral, with a pure and pronounced aroma that can influence the beer's bouquet even when used sparingly. This makes Ibuki hops particularly suitable for styles where a delicate yet noticeable hop character is desired. Whether used in traditional Japanese styles or integrated into more familiar Western brews, these hops bring a touch of Japanese terroir to the brewing process, allowing brewers to experiment with geographical nuances in their beer crafting.