- 🇺🇸 United States
The Yakima Cluster hop, with its rich lineage, has its roots in the United States. It is the offspring of the Late Cluster hop and the grandchild of the Pacific Coast Cluster. This hop variety first made its appearance in the US in 1950's. Interestingly, while it doesn't seem to flourish in the growing regions of Idaho or Oregon, it thrives in the drier climate of the Yakima Valley. Primarily used as a bittering hop, Yakima Cluster is not typically employed for imparting significant flavor or aroma to beers. However, when it does contribute to the flavor profile, it brings a moderate bittering quality combined with some earthy flavors. The aroma is flowery, with hints of sweet fruit. It's worth noting that all Cluster hops, including Yakima Cluster, are interchangeable in brewing, maintaining consistent quality.