$7.85 New 2013 crop
Alpha Acid 10.4%
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.
Please see our home page to read up on the history of Belma™
and how it made its way to Puterbaugh Farms!
Grown exclusively at Puterbaugh Farms.
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Posted by R on 10th Jul 2014
I use belma as a single hop in my American wheat. 100% late hop addition and a single dose dry hop. The aroma is overwhelmingly pineapple. The smell can fill can fill a small room when tapping from a keg. I was not getting the pineapple from kettle additions. The aroma and flavor from kettle additions was more melon and strawberry. Using it as a dry hop brought out the pineapple beast. It is amazing how wonderful it smells.
Posted by Adam on 28th May 2014
As other reviews have stated, Belma has a very interesting mellon/strawberry flavor but it is very mild in the beer. It's not a hop you want to rely on to drive late additions but it has some excellent purposes. It is a great smooth bittering hop and does play well in combination with other hops in late or dry hopping. Works with fruity and piney American hops as well as herbal European varieties. Works really well in brett beers.
Posted by Craig on 19th May 2014
This is an interesting hop. Fairly clean as a bittering hop, though there is, to my palate, a bit of a green melon/lychee-like flavor. To try and get a better feel for the hops I split a SmaSh batch batch using Belma in one kettle and Cascade in the other. Both batches were kegged and force carbonated. The Cascade was a control and came out exactly as expected. The Belma, while not a bad beer but really did not seem to show a ton of potential. Certainly drinkable. I'd have sum things up as follows: a decent bittering hop but not much in the way of a late addition hops.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2014
This is now my go to bittering hop for APA's. I also mixed it with citra and cascade for the dry hop. It was the best beer I ever made...(brewing for 4 years)
Posted by Cross & Kite Brewing on 10th Mar 2014
Best dual purpose hop I've used in my 20 years of brewing. Bitters the beer then gets out of the way. I've used in the mash, first wort, 60, 40, & 20 min boils, and in decoction. Worked great in all cases. works well with cascade, fuggles, and otheer flavoring hops.
Posted by Phil on 29th Dec 2013
Initially during fermentation, the flavor and aroma was mostly pineapple and citrus. The final conditioned product smelled amazingly of strawberries, and tasted of melon and tropical passion fruit. Not overly bitter, very smooth! Love these Belma hops!
Posted by Roger Knoell on 23rd Sep 2013
We produced a single malt \ single hop Imperial IPA using Belma that went over very well with customers. The strawberry and melon like notes in flavor were great, were not over powering, and it was great to see the positive reactions from customers. Well done! We'll be ordering some more!
Posted by Andrew on 19th May 2013
Used an entire pound in a SMASH with Munich. Played around with Fibonacci's sequence to get an increasing amount of hops added from beginning to end of boil. Came out not overly bitter with tons of strawberry notes. I will definitely be buying these when they come out again!
Posted by Unknown on 7th May 2013
I'm using the Belma leaf hop for FWH. I have to agree with the other reviews - it provides a great smooth bitterness for a very good price. It has a very subtle flavor and aroma, so it really only works well (for the beers I make, at least) as a bittering hop. But for the price, it can't be beat. I've been very impressed so far and I'm looking forward to the evolution of this variety.
Posted by Unknown on 6th May 2013
Brewed a simple blonde ale with Belma bittering and Belma aroma additions only. This is a relatively neutral hop. With my aroma/flavor addition coming with 10 minutes left in the boil, I can detect a bit of a green strawberry aroma (or the sour white part of an unripe strawberry), and a very slight hint of tea. Bittering is pleasant and has a rounded appeal. This hop has actually helped produce a very drinkable and pleasant blonde ale. This hop might be good to team up with a rougher more brute hop such as Chinook or Columbus.
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