Hops with Mandarin Flavor

Mandarin notes refer to the distinct citrus flavors, specifically tangerine or mandarin orange, imparted by certain hop varieties in beer. These notes are desirable in beer styles where fruity, citrus characteristics complement the overall profile, such as IPAs, Pale Ales, and American Wheat Ales. Hops like Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, and Mosaic are known to contribute these mandarin qualities. Mandarin notes can add complexity, freshness, and a zesty dimension to a beer, making them sought-after in many craft brews for their unique flavor profile.

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