Nelson Sauvin (NZ)
Nelson Sauvin is a dual purpose hop that has an alpha acid range from 12 to 13% and a beta acid range of 6-8%. It is most notable for its similarity to Sauvignon Blanc Wine, which this hop has a similar flavor and aroma to.
The profile of this hop is extremely complex and works beautifully as an aroma hop, a flavor hop and a bittering hop. The low cohumulone is responsible for its smooth bitterness. There are rich, fruity, gooseberry and white-wine flavors.
It is a great choice for use in American pale Ale, IPA, or Pale Ale.