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Meridian Hops (Pellets)

Meridian Hops (Pellets)

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(General AA range 6-7%) A brand new hop with crisp flavors of lemon, mixed berry, and tropical fruit. The really unique thing about this hop that commercial brewers are reporting, is that when used with other hops Meridian pushes and complements the flavor of those hops in unique and interesting ways. We've learned from many brewers, hop specialists, and our own palates that blending hops is like blending wine - the final blended flavor is definitely different than the individual flavors. So try it ala carte in your next Belgian Pale or Blonde Ale and use it with your favorite IPA hops in your next hop bomb!

Our Meridian is grown by Gayle Goschie on her family's century old farm in the Willamette Valley and processed nearby by Indie Hops. Indie Hops has installed a new pellet mill with craft brewing in mind. Their pellets have more particulate matter left in place and are processed at a lower temperature to retain more of the oils.  MoreBeer! has been following their progress for years and we are very excited to be working with them to release this brand new hop to homebrewers.

Besides amazing flavor, Meridian has a great story. Indie was working with a local Hop Breeding Program to select a unique hop they thought was Columbia, a long lost and close sister of Willamette. After planting and harvesting the aromas and flavors were so radically different than Willamette that they had it tested. The results came back... and it was not Columiba, but a new unknown hop which they named Meridian.  

Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 6.0 - 7.0%
Beta Acids: 6.0 – 9.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: .67 - 1.00
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 45%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.0 - 1.4
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): Not Available
Similar Hop Varieties: Citra® Glacier, Centennial
 

Citra® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
 

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
 
StorabilityAverage
FormatPellet
OriginAmerican
Flavor and AromaLemon, Tropical, Fruity, Citrus
Alpha AcidsLow
UseAroma/Flavor
Total Oil ContentAverage
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found a nice recipe
Valued C on Jul 16, 2019
Have enjoyedbits character at the brewery i work for
Kale A on Apr 5, 2019
found a nice recipe
Valued C on Jul 16, 2019
Sounds interesting. Going into a Belgian PA.
Michael V on Apr 12, 2019
Have enjoyedbits character at the brewery i work for
Kale A on Apr 5, 2019
Description of stone fruits, sounds excellent
Ryan F on Mar 15, 2019
Football
Mark K on Mar 4, 2019
good product
Craig P on Feb 19, 2019
Trying something new
Christopher D W on Jan 25, 2019
Interesting story
ryan o on Jan 11, 2019
for an IPA
jeffery g on Jun 9, 2018
Sounds interesting. Going into a Belgian PA.
Michael V on Apr 12, 2019
Description of stone fruits, sounds excellent
Ryan F on Mar 15, 2019
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Not good for NEIPA
Added some to a NEIPA, big mistake. Meridian gave the beer a slightly minty taste which just doesn't go well.
March 5, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Most underrated new hop
I am confused as to why this hop hasn't exploded in popularity like Citra and Mosaic. It has amazing aromatic/flavor qualities. It's a bit like Centennial in that it's lemony and floral, but it adds a mixed berry flavor that is completely unique. This is perfect for American Wheat, APA, IPA, American Barleywine and could be used in smaller amounts in German and Belgian ales.
December 30, 2015
Amazing
Great hop. Used it in a single hop batch and it was one of the best brews I've tasted. Used 2Lbs honey and fermented at 67*, smelled just like banana runts
May 17, 2015
great hop
Used in my imperial red combined with citra for bittering and aroma. Came out so great and unlike any other brew i have ever tasted. I am getting compliments from everyone that tries
March 18, 2014