Perle hops were originally bred from English Northern Brewer in 1978 at the Hull Hop Institute in Germany. This varietal has now been translated into an American grown variation, though it still retains the same name and general characteristics.
With an alpha acid range of about 7% to 9.5%, Perle can provide a clean and effective bittering quality. You can also expect an aroma of spicy florals to come through if used in later hop additions. If you need to substitute Perle hops in your recipe, the best route is parent Northern Brewer. Get a taste of Perle hops in highly rated craft brew Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Co.
|Flavor and Aroma||Floral, Spicy|