Summit is a recently-released high-alpha (17 to 19% AAU) hop variety. It is a dwarf variety grown on a low trellis system. Because the low trellis is not machine harvestable, these hops are gently picked by hand in the field and are, assumably, less damaged by the harvesting process. Chumulone levels are low at 25-28% of alpha. Summit is said to have strong orange and tangerine citrus notes in its flavor, making it ideal for brewing American style IPAs (especially IIPAs) and Pale Ales.
- Typical Use : Bittering
- Alpha Acid : 17 to 19% AAU
- Origination : USA
- Characteristics : Citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit)
- Styles : American Pale Ale, American IPA
- Similar Hops : Cascade, Amarillo