BELMA™ Hop Leaf SOLD OUT, UNTIL FALL 2013. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ORDERS.
Alpha Acid 12.1%
Dual Purpose hop variety.
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!
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Posted by JB on 6th May 2013
I chose to use Belma for my homebrew club's single hop IPA competition. It has a spicy bitterness (1.5 oz FWH), and a flavor (1 oz@15 min) which I compare a bit to biting a grapefruit seed. There is a very subtle strawberry or watermelon flavor as well. The aroma was not strong, and I ended up needing 3 oz to get an IPA hop aroma in my 5 gal batch. However the aroma when its detectable is very berry-like, and fruit-juicy.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Apr 2013
I brewed an American barley wine with just a hint of rye and used Belma at 60 minutes, 15 minutes, 5 minutes and for 7 days of dry-hopping and I was told by several co-workers that this was the best beer I've brewed so far. Everything about the hop is very smooth so I could see using a second hop to round out the character.
Posted by Nunanbrau Boozeworks on 26th Mar 2013
I made a single hop IPA with my first and only brew (so far) with Belma. ~6% abv and ~45 IBU. It's interesting and enjoyable. The best way to describe the hop is melon-y. It's bittering is nice, not especially harsh. The aroma/flavor is nice, but the finish is kind of absent (if that makes sense). Overall, a solid hop and one that will probably pair very well with pungent citric hops for American IPAs.
Posted by Broad Run Brewing on 9th Dec 2012
I brewed two variants of American Pale Ale with Belma (See, http://www.davehennessey.com/brewery/tasting.html) I was pleasantly surprised by Belma's smooth melon taste. Belma Blast (all-Belma) is delicious, but Belmacade (Cascade dry-hop) seemed a little more balanced, and would have been better if I used more dry hops.
I think my next APA/IPA will be Belma for bittering and Cascade for flavor and aroma. And then a Columbus bittering with Belma for flavor/aroma. And then...
Posted by Kevin, WA on 7th Dec 2012
My first experiment with Belma came out awesome. I made an IPA with Belma and Cascade and this may very well become my go to brew. It has a nice flavor that I can't really explain yet, except that it tastes awesome.
Posted by MT Beer Man on 6th Dec 2012
I made an all Belma pale ale with ample bittering, flavor and aroma additions. I found the bitterness to be very smooth to the point of feeling quite a bit underbittered to where it should have been. In addition, the flavor and aroma additions were fleeting. I dry hopped 4oz of hop in a 5g keg and that really opened up the melon and light strawberry back up.
I would definitely use this hop again as a dry hop.
Posted by Brian Hoesing on 30th Nov 2012
Compared to other high alpha aromatic hops, this one is VERY subdued. I will say, however, the flavor is pleasant and inviting despite being mild.
Did a low gravity Northern Brewer LME MO blonde with Belma 1/4oz at 20min, 1/2oz at 10min, 2oz in hop rocket and 1oz. dry hop. The beer is pleasant and well balanced. The SO likes it, so that is a win. As mentioned, mild strawberry and melon flavors. Citrus/crisp when cold, but seems to fades as it warms. Low levels of grassy notes. I think it would definitely be a good compliment to a strawberry wheat or blonde, but other hops would be better used in a hop forward beer like APA or IPA....
Posted by Jonathan Cornell on 27th Nov 2012
I brewed a 5 gallon cherry wheat beer, however, it didn't turn out the way I wanted too and had a funky cough syrup flavor to it. Rather than dump 5 gallons of beer I dropped 3 ounces of Whole leaf Belma into the beer and let sit for a week as a last effort to save the beer.
One week later I tasted the beer and to my surprise the flavor had changed to an almost melon like flavor unlike anything I have ever tasted. I ended up bottling the beer and later tasted soft citrusy notes along with that superb melon flavor. This hop saved my beer and I cant wait to try it in an IPA.
Posted by JB on 24th Nov 2012
Brewed an IPA using nothing but Belma; 75 minute boil with additions at 45, 30, 20, 12, 5, and flameout for a total of about 70 IBU plus an ounce dry hopped for just over 2 weeks. It yielded a soft bitterness and a distinct piney flavor with notes of subtle fruit including a faint pineapple note. You can definitely taste and feel the resins from the dry hops. Overall, I feel this one produces a very nice bitterness and a pleasant background flavor, and it's definitely distinct from other hops I've tried. It's not going to give you the big hop flavors of a Citra or Cascade but I think it's worth a try and I will certainly use it again especially at anything close to this price point.
Posted by David Sherfey on 16th Nov 2012
I used this in an malt experimental beer, for additions at 60, 30, 10 minutes to get approximately 43 boil BU in a 1.060 beer. Dryhop was 2 ounces in 5 gallons for 6 days. The boil additions yielded a very mild beer, almost nondescript. At dryhop day two, there was a hay like character, very prominent, that was completely gone by day six--replaced by a sweet orange and mixed mild fruit that is super nice.
This hop will be my go-to hop for Saisons. I don't usually make them at this time of year but may be forced to now...
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