- Dual Purpose
- 🇺🇸 United States
Delta hops were introduced in 2009 as an aroma variety. This unique hop is a derivative of the Fuggle-type hop, bearing a close resemblance to Willamette but with an added zest. Its aroma is characterized by a gentle yet distinct spiciness, complemented by undertones of melon and citrus. Originating from a collaboration between Hopsteiner and Boston’s Harpoon Brewery, Delta was presented as a hybrid of the English-style Fuggle and a Cascade-derived male. This partnership led to the creation of an English-style single hop ESB by Boston’s Harpoon Brewery, showcasing the hop's potential. Unlike its Fuggle ancestor, Delta boasts a robust flavor profile, embodying the boldness of American hops. The hop's dual purpose properties are further highlighted by its signature spicy aroma, enriched with nuances of melon and citrus. For homebrewers aiming to capture the essence of Delta hops, it offers a delightful blend of traditional and contemporary flavors, making it a sought-after choice in modern brewing.