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Independence Hop United States of America Hop

Independence Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:United States of America (USA)
Ownership:Yakima Chief Hops

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Purchase Independence Hops

Independence hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin and Geneology of the Independence Hop

Independence is a proprietary blend of hops by Yakima Chief Hops.

US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Independence Hops

Independence is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Paying homage to the classic hops, Independence blend merges old world with new world spirit giving a truly American aroma and flavor profile. Bringing forth tobacco, earthy, pine and grassy notes with citrus and herbs to support the aroma profile, Independence symbolizes the pioneer spirit carried through the many generations of growers in the Pacific Northwest.

Tags: #floral  #citrus  #stone_fruit  #herbal  #tobacco  #earthy  #pine  #grassy 

Brewing Values for Independence Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Independence hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.


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Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
4.7%
4.7% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.1.5%
1.5% avg