African Queen is a South African bred high alpha, daylight neutral hop whose pedigree is a diploid seedling selected from a cross between 91J7/25 and an SA male 94US2/118. The aroma profile includes dank, blueberries, stone fruit, black currant, gooseberries, bubble gum, lemongrass, watermelon, and chilies. Works well with all hop-forward beers, including American and Belgian styles, especially modern IPAs. Also works well with Brettanomyces beers and subtle blended beers such as those with coffee, fruit, and spices. Typical alpha- acid range: 12-17%.
(Please note that the typical analysis reflects the average alpha values according to our hop growers/suppliers. Actual values can vary from one batch lot to the next. We provide these values for reference only. If bitterness is critical to your particular recipe we suggest that you order slightly more hops than your recipe calls for (to overcome any potential variance in the actual bitterness of our current batch lot). Alternatively, feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail to determine the exact alpha acid values for the hops you intend to order.)