Hallertau Perle hops were developed in Germany back in 1978 but are often grown in North America. This dual purpose hop has moderate alpha and beta acid levels making it a hop that can be used in a variety of ways.
The Hallertau Perle hop is often referred to simply as Perle and is popular for its minty and spicy character plus reasonably strong bittering characteristic. The Perle Hop is also popular with brewers because of its storability.
Perhaps best known in North America for its use in the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale the Perle Hop is often used in Pale Ales, Pilsners, Hefeweizens and Strong Ales. The mid-level characteristics make Perle hops a good bittering option for a wide variety of beers.
Alpha Acid: 6.0-9.0%
Beta Acid: 3.0 – 4.5%