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2019 Kansas Hop Company Leaf Comet (KS)

Stats:

  • Grown by the Kansas Hop Company in Ottawa, Kansas
  • 7.6% alpha acids

Notes:

  • Layers of bright citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit) and tropical flavors (mango hints, some pineapple). Super aromatic.
  • Ryan at Kansas Hop Company was nice enough to pull some Comet leaf hops out of their normal process at my request. Normally these would have been ground into powder and turned into pellets, but I wanted the chance to showcase this often-overlooked variety in an unusual form. Growers rave about Comet, it’s got good aromas, is easy to harvest and yield well to boot. The hop is sometimes referred to as “Citra’s little sister” despite being released by the USDA in 1974 (34 years before Citra was released).  

Featured in:

  • November 2019 Hop Drop

Club Recipe:

  • Amber Ale (BJCP 2015 – 19A, American Amber Ale)

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