Strata™, formerly known as X-331, is Indie Hop’s first hop variety to be released out of the Oregon State Aroma Hop Breeding Program in Corvallis, Oregon. Born in 2009, Strata is the progeny of an open-pollinated Perle located in an Oregon State experimental field at Corvallis, Oregon. From the get-go, this hop was out to impress. Between its strong disease resistance, vigorous growing habit, and complex layers of aroma, X-331 rose to the top of an impressive group of competitors.
An IPA/Session-IPA/Pale Ale (and believe it or don’t, lager hop) with many layers of different fruit flavor, dried and fresh, anchored with a dried chili-cannabis-funk that does not have any diesel, machine oil, or catty ‘baggage’. Late hot side additions bring out layers of rounded-tropical plus bright-fresh fruit flavors; dry hopping yields more grapefruit and cannabis. Nice with roasted malts too.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include Passion fruit, Grapefruit, Strawberry, Dank (cannabis)
|Alpha Acid||11 - 12.5%|
|Beta Acid||5 - 6%|
|Total Oil||2.3 - 3.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene||52 - 65% of total oil|
|Caryophyllene||5 - 12.5% of total oil|
|Farnesene||<1% of total oil|
|Humulene||22 - 30% of total oil|