Current Hop Varieties
Polonia Hills Hops specializes in just a handful of hops varieties. From field to brewery, we guarantee freshness and quality. All Hops are processed into T90 pellets and supplied with certified analyticals in 11 lb. oxygen proof bags.
Cascade is a very popular American variety hops. It has a moderate bitterness level and is used in highly hopped West Coast style ales with a citrus-floral character. This aroma type hope was bred during the 1950's and first introduced in 1972. With its distinct spicy, grapefruit characteristic, it retains good value brewers due to its dual use and Alpha acids on the higher side.
Centennial Hops are a fantastic dual purpose hop that is used for bittering and aroma. It has a mid to high alpha acid content with aromatic pine, citrus, and floral notes. Developed in the 1970's and released in 1990. Bred from a mix of Brewers Gold, Fuggle, East Kent Golding and Bavarian hops. Kook for it in American pale ales and IPA's.
A high-quality aroma hop. Developed in 1976 from the English Fuggle and is named for Oregon's Willamette Valley. Similar to Fuggle with floral, incense and elderberry notes. With a relatively low alpha acid content its primary use if for flavor and aroma. Commonly use in British and American Ales.
Columbus hops are a descendent variety developed from Nugget Hops. With its high Alpha Acid content, it is used primarily for bittering, but also retains some distinct aromas and flavors including black pepper, licorice and citrus making it a good dual purpose hop for some brewers. It is found in many American style ales.
Even with its high Alpha Acid content, Chinook remains a good dual use hop. While originally popular in American Style Pale Ales and IPA's, it is now often used in Porters, Stouts, Barley Wines, and Seasonal Ales. Chinook was first introduced ini the 1980's. Look for its heavy aromas with a spicy bouquet, piney and herbal notes.