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Super Pride hops, a product of meticulous breeding, have carved a niche for themselves in the world of beer brewing. Originating from the Rostrevor Breeding Garden in Victoria in 1987, Super Pride is the progeny of Pride of Ringwood and an Australian bred male, tracing its lineage back to the renowned Yeoman hop. Released to the brewing world in 1995, it was Hop Products Australia (HPA) that championed its cultivation. By 2002, Super Pride had firmly established itself as a primary bittering variety in commercial beer production across Australia. While its primary role is to impart bitterness, Super Pride is not just a one-trick pony. It boasts a nuanced aroma profile, characterized by hints of resin, spice, and citrus. This makes it a versatile ingredient, finding its place in a range of beers, from the crisp Lagers to the robust Imperial Pale Ales. Interestingly, despite its potent lineage, Super Pride is perceived as having a milder impact than its parent, Pride of Ringwood.
The aroma profile of Super Pride is a harmonious blend of fruity and resinous notes. As a high alpha acid hop, it's no surprise that it's predominantly employed for its bittering properties. However, brewers who have experimented with it have discovered its subtle aromatic potential, which manifests as a blend of resin and fruit. This duality in its character allows it to be used in a variety of beer styles, including Pale Ales, Lagers, Bocks, and even the rich Imperial Stouts.