Aztec is a US grown hop. It was found wild in New Mexico making it a newomexicanus hop.
It features an intense and unique flavor and aroma profile. There are notes of lemon pepper, lime zest, lemon candy, and jalapeño.
Some brewer's have also described the hop as having the following descriptors: Lemon blam, black pepper, lemon pepper, lemon, herbal, cilantro, agave, lime zest, green team, candied lemon, lemon funk, lemon juice, lemon oil, lemon rind, lemon pledge, lemon peel, lemon sage, honeysuckle, spicy pepper, juniper berry, juniper, lemon bar, blackberry, orange zest, pine, resin, tangerine, lemongrass, lemon-head candy, and chamomile. The overwhelming number of descriptors describing it as lemon though should me the take away - this is lemon personified in hop form!
Alpha Acids: 3.73%
Beta Acids: 3.77%
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha Acids: 40.7%
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