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BELMA™ -- Leaf

Alpha Acid 10.9%
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
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 by Puterbaugh Farms

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  1. funky funky yeah 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2015

    I did a single hop Belma IPA to see what this hops had. first wort, 60min, 15min, 5min, whirlpool, dry hop. Love it. its got a funk and some melon and strawberry tones. very happy with Belma.

  2. The Strawberry is real 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Dec 2014

    I typically chose a few or mix up the Citra, Amarilo, Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook and Glacier and decided based on this price to get 2lbs and make a single hop 10 gal IPA from it. Added 20 oz hops to the wort w/ heavy on the late additions and flame out and dry hopped each 5 gal w/ 3 oz for 3 weeks at the tail end of the secondary. This has been one of my favorites over all of my 8-10% ABV IPA's.

  3. Use Belma in plenty of different beers 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2014

    I couldnt pass on Belma simply due to the price. To my suprise, I have found a new staple in my hops stash. Pineapple flavors accompany subtle strawberry notes. Used in a double IPA, robust porter, american wheat and stout. This hop really is a dual purpose hop and I recomend it highly!

  4. Solid Dual Purpose Hop 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Dec 2013

    Very solid dual purpose hop. Smooth bitterness that lends almost a creamy mouth feel. Aroma wise the hop lends tons of Strawberry jam backed with citrus, flavor is a bit of fruit, melon and citrus. Very nice hop used alone in APAs and IPAs, works well with the other American hops when really trying to build that aroma.

  5. Strawberry Cheese Cake 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2013

    Me and my wife brewed a 4 gallon test batch with 2 row and a touch of 80L Crystal Malts. Boiled in mash with 2 oz. Belma, then dry with another 2 oz. Just opened our 1st ever Belma brewed Ale, and has a FANTASTIC aroma, Strawberry Cheesecake aroma with earthy notes along with melon and strawberry. Best hop I ever used, putting an order in for another 5 lbs. HIGHLY suggested hop. Gonna be the next best thing in craft brewing I promise, so don't miss out, at least experiment with one batch

  6. And now for something completely different: Belma wit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Nov 2013

    I used Belma in a witbier, aiming to play the mellon flavors off of the usual wit fruitiness. Wow, there is no mistaking the mellon -- it's wit mellons a go-go, with just enough hop crispness. Quite drinkable, and on the hoppier side of the wit style, as opposed to the Cellis/Hoegarden side. For those interested in trying, I bittered with 1/4oz. Hallertau, flavored with 1 oz. of Belma in successive additions over the last 15', and dry-hopped with 2 oz. Belma. The grain bill is from Mosher's cheater wit (Radical Brewing), step infusions at 145, 158, and decoction to mash-out.

    Definitely will be experimenting a lot more with Belma alone and in combination. Nice work, Putterbaugh people!

  7. Crisper Citrus Overtones 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2013

    I have made two batches of Pilsner with Belma and have had great results. I brewed the same beer with Saaz and Hallenteur and found the Belma beer slightly crisper with citrus overtones. I used the same starting gravities and total IBU's for both. I also plan to make a Belgium tripel IPA with it.

  8. Very Versatile New Variety 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Sep 2013

    I used Belma on 4 batches (IPA, black IPA, braggot, and blonde) in 2013 and was quite surprised! Definitely get the citrus and much talked about melon flavor. Plays nicely with cascade and sorachi ace, but also stands fine on its own as bittering, flavor or aroma making it very versatile. Think of it as an affordable low alpha citra with a melon slant to it.

    If HD allowed it, I'd get 2# this season.

  9. Nice Hop that sang Tangerine 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2013

    I brewed a single hop Lager using mostly 2 row briess light pils malt. I hopped with Belma
    for FWH and thru the entire boil. After wintering in secondary the sample definately had a nice tangerine note. Not up front but pleasantly in the taste arena. This is not the hop for in IPA IMO, but rather lightly fruity.
    Thanks Hops Direct for the inexpensive trial run.

  10. Love belma... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2013

    Been brewing for almost twenty years. Tried this hop because I was ordering a boatload of hops, and what the heck, what's one more pound. Very pleasantly surprised. Great battering and flavor hops. If you took Amarillo, chinook, and centennial and really mellowed them out so they didn't pucker your lips, you would have this hop. I used it in my signature American Brown IPA and it was perfect. I have enough hops left for another batch, so I hope I can order more soon. This one is a winner!

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