- Super High
- 🇺🇸 United States
Pahto is an American-origin hop that stands out for its super alpha properties, delivering a consistently clean and smooth bitterness to the boil. The mother of Pahto is a breeding line of the Hop Breeding Company (HBC) with similar characteristics, and its father originates from the breeding program at Wye College in Kent, England. The hop derives its name from "Pahto", the native term for Mt. Adams. The snowmelt from Pahto and the neighboring cascades irrigates farms and ranches throughout the Yakima Valley, which is renowned for its hop cultivation.
When it comes to brewing, Pahto is often used to provide a base bitterness without overpowering the beer's flavor profile. Its mild and pleasant aromatics make it a favorite among brewers who want to achieve a balanced bitterness in their brews. The hop's aroma is characterized by herbal, earthy, and floral notes. When used as a bittering hop, Pahto ensures that the beer retains a neutral flavor while adding a touch of pleasant bitterness. It's worth noting that Pahto was formerly known as HBC 682 and was the first high-alpha bittering hop released by the Hop Breeding Company.