A new high-alpha, noble-style hop from Hopsteiner.
In Greek mythology, Helios is the god of the Sun who rides his chariot across the sky from east to west bringing day and night. In brewing, Helios™ is a new variety of super high-alpha hop from the breeding program at Hopsteiner: “Because of its awesome size and aggressive growth, Helios (HS15619) was dubbed the charioteer of the trellis, blocking out the sun as it stretches toward the sky. When walking through the trellised fields under Helios, it can leave an impression of crossing from day into night.”
Helios™ is described as low CoH, with a pleasant bitterness. For brewers, it offers a lot of valuable alpha characters. The aroma is resinous, spicy, and floral.
What does “low CoH” mean? Alpha acids are what brewers are looking for in hops. These acids provide the different types of aroma and flavor character to their beers. One type of alpha acid found in hops is CoH, or cohumulone. Most of the hops that beer drinkers love feature low CoH levels. Brewers will tell you that low CoH hops provide a softer, gentler bitterness than their high CoH counterparts.