Tuesday, April 09, 2013

El Dorado...another classic from America

In the recent past, there seems to have been an influx of hops from Australasia, and pretty good they are too,    however I still yearn for some of the hops that come from across the pond in the USA. 

In my travels around Newcastle, and despite my whinging about the general lack of hops in the beer here, I did find one recently that really set my taste buds going. Ironically for a beer drunk in Newcastle it was brewed by Black Jack from Manchester, and was the first single hopped beer of theirs that I have come across.

 It was called 'El Dorado' and was single hopped with a hop of the same name from the States. And it had everything I want from a hop. Massive mouth feel from the high alpha acid in the beer, and a crisp, clean freshness with a fruity background. A real winner.

The hop has been around since 2010 but I am not sure how easy it is to get hold of in England,since as I said, I have never come across it knowingly. However it is a wonderful addition to the range of hops that come from North America, certainly one to look out for.    

1 comment:

wee beefy said...

Now then, I reckon Little Ale Cart in Sheffield did a single varietal beer made with El-dorado. Alas, being a Little Ale Cart beer, it was likely only around for an hour and 20 minutes. And still, thus, relatively rarely seen as you said.