- Dual Purpose
- 🇬🇧 Great Britain
Originating from the Charles Faram Hop development programme, Olicana is a testament to the innovative spirit of hop cultivation in the UK. This hop is not just a product of modern brewing demands but is deeply rooted in the history of British hop development. Originally developed in the 1920s, brewers have rather favored more traditional hop flavors. Eventually it was reinstated, when the modern brewing scene has embraced the fruity and zesty characteristics that hops like Olicana bring to the table. The name "Olicana" pays homage to the Roman fort at Ilkley, emphasizing its British origin.
The flavor profile of Olicana is undeniably tropical. It boasts a vibrant medley of mango, grapefruit, and passion fruit. These flavors are complemented by a complex bitterness that carries undertones of both citrus and tropical fruits. This dual nature of Olicana, where it can serve both as a bittering and aroma hop, makes it a versatile choice for brewers. It's particularly well-suited for English Pale Ales, but its harmonious pairing with American hops means it can be integrated into a variety of beer styles.