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Audacia

BREWING PROFILE

Two worlds merge to create a hop with class and sass. Hersbrucker mom meets nephew of Strata to create Audacia, a hop just as comfortable in IPA circles as in a noble gathering of world class lagers. Huckleberry, currant, lingonberry and pomegranate mingle with rose, lilac and lavender. Feels like a mid-summer picnic in the mid-latitudes!

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95% of our hops are certified Salmon-Safe, reducing watershed impacts and protecting our wildlife.

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BREWING NOTES BY BEER STYLE

Endless possibilities. Here are a few that are tried and true.

Flavor Tip: New England IPA (Hazy)

During trials we got to see Audacia pretty much as a single hop at four pounds/barrel in a hazy IPA. Suffice to say the hop thrived in this environment and proved it can be a heavy hitter in any weight class. The lychee seemed to rise to greater prominence, but the tangy berries and mid-range floral provided the depth needed for a single hop hazy.

Flavor Tip: West Coast IPA

We’ve also had the chance to collaborate on a West Coast IPA to see what Audacia would do as a contributor. It was Strata, Luminosa and Audacia in that order of usage. Being that we developed all of these hops, we’re super familiar with them, and were impressed to see Audacia make a distinctive contribution even behind a couple of lead singers.

Flavor Tip: Helles / Pils / Kölsch

Audacia’s Hersbrucker pedigree is evident in crisp lager beer, where the hop doesn’t try to steal the show but does provide a seductive finishing twist of flavor and aroma. The 6% alpha coupled with a touch more potential to contribute hop character than mom, gives you flexibility to dial back usage for more traditional results, or let the juicy berries and floral aromatics shine.

Flavor Tip: Pale Ale

We did get the chance to collaborate with a customer on an Audacia Summer Pale that had a bit of wheat in the mash (and used a lager strain…). A crisp “summer crusher” for sure with tangy berries that finish slightly sweet yet dry.

Flavor Tip: blonde: Blonde / Summer Wheat Ale

We did get the chance to collaborate with a customer on an Audacia Summer Pale that had a bit of wheat in the mash (and used a lager strain…). A crisp “summer crusher” for sure with tangy berries that finish slightly sweet yet dry.

Flavor Tip: Stout / Porter / Dark Ale

TBD… but we cannot wait to taste the flavors of Audacia floating on top of some darker roasted malt beers.

Flavor Tip: Farmhouse / Saison

The “jury is out” on this one. Not our first thought for Audacia, but we need to grab a nice basic saison without hop flavors and do a little dry hoppin’!

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Pellet Packs
Type 90 Pellets
5 kg /11 lbs ; 10 kg /22 lbs ; and 20 kg /44 lbs
Nitrogen flushed vacuum-sealed foils
Whole Cone Hops
Full 200 lb bales (synthetic woven covers)
50 lb – ¼ bales in nitrogen flushed vacuum-sealed foils
12 lb – Mini bales in nitrogen flushed vacuum-sealed foils

Chemistry

Alpha Acid
5.5 – 6.4%
Beta Acid
3 – 3.4%
Cohumulone
18.2 – 20.2%
Total Oil
1.1 – 1.5 ml/100 gr
Myrcene
25 – 30%
Humulene
10 – 11.4%
Caryophyllene
6.5 – 7.3%
Farnesene
0.1 – 0.7%
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Origins

Audacia

Audacia is a child of Hersbrucker Pure (female), and 1218-2M — a male that is related to Strata. This male was kept in the program by Shaun Townsend at OSU because of exceptional agronomy, but turns out he has some flavor attributes to pass along as well!