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Originating from an undisclosed lineage, its aromatic characteristics are predominantly citrusy, with hints of stone fruit, tropical fruit, and herbal undertones. Beer enthusiasts who have had the pleasure of tasting beers brewed with this hop variety indicates a flavor profile that leans heavily towards sweet orange, albeit not as intense as some might prefer. The aroma, while delightful, isn't overpoweringly loud.
The Vinnie Special presents an opportunity to experiment and diversify their brewing repertoire. Its smooth bitterness makes it an ideal candidate for early boil additions to enhance the bitterness of the beer. However, its subtle nature means it can be complemented with later additions of spicier or floral hops to achieve a more balanced and layered flavor profile. Given its strong citrus element, it's well-suited for styles like Saison, Witbier, and Belgian Pale Ale.