Nelson Sauvin

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Nelson Sauvin, named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit. The distinctive character of these hops limit its aroma/flavor usage to American ales and specialty beers. As a bittering hop, its low cohumulone content imparts a very smooth bitterness.


  • Typical Use : All-Purpose
  • Alpha Acid : 12 - 13%
  • Cohumulone : 24%
  • Beta Acid : 6 - 8%
  • Origination : New Zealand
  • Commercial Examples : Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA
  • Characteristics : White wine, gooseberries, tropical fruit, passion fruit
  • Styles : American Pale Ale, American IPA
  • Similar Hops : N/A

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