Alpha Acid 11.6%
Hops Direct, LLC and Puterbaugh Farms is excited to introduce a
brand new and very unique hop of our very own.
Over the past few years we have nurtured and developed a
NEW hop variety "Belma™"exclusively grown here
at Puterbaugh Farms.
Dr. Shellhammer from OSU tested Belma™ and created
a Pale Ale Malt. He noted the following description:
A very clean hop, with a very orange, slight grapefruit,
tropical pineapple, strawberry, and melon aroma.
As this is a very new variety, we welcome customer feedback
and encourage you to write a review, below.
Grown exclusively at Puterbaugh Farms.
Posted by Jeffrey Pasquale (Thomas Hooker Brewery) on 2nd Dec 2016
The strawberry aroma/flavor that comes off this hop is one of a kind. It's subtle unless you use a lot of it. Pineapple and melon also comes through, but I didn't find much grapefruit. Before dry hopping I've found this to have a cleaner, fruity orange flavor. When I opened the bag it had kind of a dank, herbal aroma but it didn't come through like that in brewing. I've also found this hop creates a very big haze after dry hopping.