Crystal is a popular hop in American craft beers. It is considered the American equivalent of Haradomite Funa, the American equivalent of aristocratic hop.
Crystal is a triploid flower from a cross between tetraploid haradomitfrauner and a male plant named USDA21381M. The four sister cultivars from the same lineage include crystal, peak hood, Liberty, and Ultra. The acreage of the last three has dwindled, while crystal continues to dominate craft beers. Crystal was the third most planted area in Oregon in 2016.
The crystal aroma is very pure, with floral, lemon and spice notes, without unpleasant impurities. Suitable for brewing hop - flavored American beer.
Add plenty of crystals early in the boil to get a strong bitter taste and harvest aromas of lemongrass and orange peel.
Dry shot, crystal: Simco = 3:1, with herb and floral notes of pine; Strisselspalt: Crystal = L :1, floral and citrus aromas, this is a very classic way to match.