Delta is a 2009, American bred hop from a cross between the English style Fuggle hop and floral Cascade hop. The result is an increasingly popular brewing ingredient both for a luxurious aroma and substantial bittering characteristics.
An alpha acid range of about 5.5% to 7% lets the Delta hop be utilized as a bittering agent in brews like ESBs and American IPAs. The intense aroma of fruity melon and citrus with a hint of spiciness compliments the moderate bittering quality in this distinctive hop. When in need for a substitute, try parents Fuggle or Willamette. Give Delta hops a taste in commercial brews like Harpoon Brewery’s 100 Barrel Series Single Hop ESB.