Hops with the Smooth Descriptor

The "smooth" descriptor refers to a mellow, balanced hop character without harsh bitterness. It's often associated with hops that contribute a blend of floral, earthy, and subtle citrus flavors. Smooth hops are desirable in beer styles that aim for balance over pronounced hoppiness, such as English Ales, Brown Ales, and some Lagers. These styles appreciate the nuanced flavor and aroma contributions without overpowering the malt backbone, which creates a well-rounded, harmonious beer experience.

Other descriptors going with Smooth: