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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%
Co-humulone 21%
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