Talus Hops - Brewing the Best Fruity IPA
Talus® HOP PROFILE
Talus®, previously known as HBC 692, is a variety from the Hop Breeding Company, which is a joint venture between John I. Haas and Yakima Chief Ranches. It is the result of a hybrid pollination of the Sabro® and open pollination. The aroma of Talus® has been described as "intense flavors of citrus, flowers, and wood... with grapefruit, stone fruit, oak, coconut, and pine." The pine stands out as a great way to make the best Pacific Northwest IPA. And even though Talus is a daughter of Sabro, the signature coconut aroma and flavor is much softer and more subdued than how it displays in Sabro.
Talus® is also an interesting hop because it usually has a 1:1 ratio of alpha to beta. This characteristic is highly sought after by German brewers for pilsners because it helps create a more "harmonious" bitterness.
Talus is the daughter of Sabro (HBC 438) and was open pollinated.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile
Talus is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Previously called HBC 692, the newly named Talus is an aroma hop for whirlpool and dry hopping additions. It delivers a high intensity hop aroma well suited for IPAs and other hop-forward beers. Talus hops exhibit grapefruit, floral, stone fruit, potpourri, woody, cream, pine, and resinous,coconut,tropical notes.