As you may guess from the name it is a triploid daughter of Perle. “Triploids are a good way of getting more positive characteristics from the parents while avoiding the negative ones” said Scott Dorsch. Triploids also have the benefit of producing heavier cones and lower seed production even in high seed years. This hop was released by the USDA-ARS in late 2013. Its aroma is described as mellow and pleasant, reflecting citrus (orange, rind/zest), melon, resin, pepper, and spicy notes. The beer carried some spice and citrus but was an earthier spice than Tahoma. It will be tough to get a hold of this one in any quantity for a while as well.
Alpha acids 10.25-11.2%, Beta acids 3.3-4.2%. Expected to be utilized as an aroma variety, similar to Perle, but with more pronounced aroma characteristics.