Origin: England. Boadicea was the world’s first aphid-resistant hop, bred from an open pollination of hedgerow varieties at Wye College. It is named after an ancient Celtic queen who led an uprising against the Romans.
Usage: Dual purpose. Designed as a more environmentally-friendly (requiring less pesticides for cultivation) alternative to older traditional British varieties, Boadicea makes an excellent all-rounder for bitter and English-style pale ale and IPA. It adds a nice earthy counterpoint to dark malts when used at a low rate in stout, porter, and mild.
Aroma & Flavour Characteristics: Resinous and spicy with a bright orchard fruit and floral backdrop; can project a new-mown grass or clover character in the hop back or dry hop.
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