Current AA: 13.1%
Excellent aromatic qualities make Azacca™ a go-to hop for late and dry hop additions in a variety of styles, although its high myrcene fraction has already made it a favorite of IPA brewers. Shows well as a single hop in a simple grist.
Intense and tropical. Sustained impressions of citrus and very ripe mango, with notes of orchard fruit (pears, apples) and pine needles throughout. Use in: Big American Ales, IPA, Pale ales, Ambers.
Intense and tropical. Sustained impressions of citrus and very ripe mango, with notes of orchard fruit (pears, apples) and pine needles throughout.
Use in: Big American Ales, IPA, Pale ales, Ambers.
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I really like azacca for its fruity contributions in beers with a hop rest or heavy dry hopping. This came as advertised in a vacuum sealed pack, and it arrived quickly. I will buy this again. Pairs well with citra and simcoe.
Azacca is great hop, tons of citrus, mango flavor. Pair them with Mosaic, Citra, and/or Galaxy. Or use them alone in a single hop IPA or APA. I might even try them in a saison.
Great IPA/APA Hop
Love this hop, bought a pound of it a couple months ago and brewed an iteration of our house APA with 66% Azacca. The beer drank great and went on to win 2nd in the APA category of a moderately sized competition I entered it in. I'm writting this review as I wait for my 2nd order to arrive.
Bought them based on description, put them in an IPA with a Munich/2-row base, Warrior to bitter and 8 oz Azacca spread over 15, 10, 5 min, hopstand, and dry hop. Very nice result; nice aroma and flavor, not as sharp and piney as most of the currently popular boutique hops. Will brew again. No oxidation issues.
These hops were like a cross between traditional citrus and the new citrus (centennial/cascade + citra/mosaic) Not quite as over the top juicy fruit as the new ones but it's still there in the nose. Flavor is more orange/pine. They were packaged fine, still had the vacuum. Not oxidized.
Unfortunately, it seems like these hops were oxidized prior to being packaged. When I opened the packaged they smelled like wet socks. I dumped them immediately.