Super high alpha and powerful flavor have made Summit™ one of the key new-school craft beer hops.
Breeding/Development: Washington, USA. Bred from Zeus, Nugget, and a number of USDA males. Introduced by the American Dwarf Hop Association in 2003.
Brewing Application: Very high alpha levels make it an unparalleled bittering hop, but Summit™ is fully dual purpose – Summit™ excels as early or late additions in hoppy American-style ales, though its unique flavor and aroma can be love it or leave it for some.
Sensory: Heavy and big, displaying signature citrus intensity (especially grapefruit & tangerine). In larger doses it can also have an earthy onion/garlic quality. Harvest conditions help determine the balance between its citrus and onion/garlic character.
Yield: 1950-2400 lbs/acre