- 🇿🇦 South Africa
The XJA2/436 hop variety, originating from South Africa, is a unique blend of flavors and aromas that make it stand out in the world of brewing. Bred as a cross between the Outeniqua and OF2/93 hop varieties, XJA2/436 boasts a rich pedigree that is evident in its distinct aroma profile. This hop variety is characterized by its bergamot citrus notes, dried lemon zest, candied papaya, ripe cantaloupe, gooseberries, and a touch of resin. These flavors make it an excellent choice for hop-forward beers, particularly in American and Belgian styles such as IPAs and saisons. Its South African origin and daylight-neutral growth characteristics further enhance its appeal, making it a sought-after choice for brewers looking to add a unique twist to their brews.