Typical descriptors do not work well for Enigma™. Formal tasting sessions have given interesting terms like ‘Pinot Gris’, ‘raspberries’, and ‘redcurrant’, through to rock melon and light tropical fruit. We don’t feel that any of these are really adequate, but we do know that the flavours and aromas are irresistibly appealing!
After winning over Aussie brewers with her beguiling ways in trial brews, HPA expanded plantings at their Tasmanian farm in 2013, ready for her first generous crop in 2015 and continue to plant more Enigma™ as demand and international recognition for this delightful hop grow.
- Type 90 Hop Pellets – 100 gm | 250 gm | 500 gm | 1 Kg
Hop Products Australia records show Enigma™ is a descendant of the Swiss Tettnang hop. But she’s truly an Enigma™ – she grows like a North American hop and throws up a range of flavours far removed from her heritage.
- Pinot Gris
- Light Tropical Fruit
- Alpha acids (%) 13.5 – 16.5
- Beta acids (%) 4.8 – 6.4
- Alpha/Beta Ratio 2.4 – 3.5
- Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 38 – 40
- Total Oils (ml/100g) 2.4 – 3.0
- Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha) 147 – 184
ALPHA ACID 13.5-16.5% 0 20 (medium/high)
BETA ACID 4.8-6.4% 0 15 (low)
TOTAL OIL 2.4-3.0 mL/100g 0 4 (medium/high)
As you’d expect from one so cheeky and enchanting, Enigma™’s great fun to play with. A bit of a chameleon – different aspects of her enigmatic character shine, depending on how you use her.
Dry hop or add her late in the brew to maximise her flavour and aroma potential.
Our newest plays nicely with her sisters, Ella™ Galaxy™ Topaz™ Vic Secret™ Australian Cascade Helga and Super Pride taking the lead or supporting them in many beer styles. Equally Enigma™ stands strong on her own.