Makes sense that a hop named Idaho Gem would come from Idaho! Bred by Gooding Farms out of Parma Idaho Gem is a real aromatic treat. Boasting notes of fruit and berry candy it is definitely reminiscent of Mosaic and El Dorado. However, an interplay of citrus, stonefruit, and mint sets this hop apart from the pack. At 12% Alpha Acid this hop is definitely suitable for bittering. However, we think you should stick to late additions. No sense wasting all that sweet aroma!
Alpha Acid: 12-14%
Beta Acid: 5-10%
Co-humulone (% of alpha acid): 1.3-2%
Total Oils (mL/100g): 1.8 mL