Hop Sensory Kit

A new addition to the Sensory Kit portfolio, the Hop Sensory Kit is composed of a set of 24 pre-selected vials that allow spiking 1 liter of beer each. Tasters can build expertise in identifying these 24 different bittering and aromatic compounds commonly contributed by hops.

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Bitter – hoppy, bitter
Butyric acid – putrid, baby vomit
Geraniol – floral, geranium flowers
Isovaleric acid – cheesy, old hops, sweaty socks
Light Struck – skunky, toffee or coffee like
Citrus – citrus, apple, sweet, fruity, pineapple
Exotic – coconut, vanilla, fruity, glue-like
Linalool – fruity, floral, blueberry, lavender, rose-wood
Herbal – herbaceous, resinous, green, balsamic, pine, light terpene/hydrocarbon character
Berry – raspberry, berry, citrus, woodlands, floral, violet
Perfume – perfume-like, floral, rose-like, waxy
Piney – piney, lilac, conifer-like, resinous, woody, lime
Woody – woody, resinous
Grapefruit – fruity, grapefruit, citrus (green notes)
Apricot – apricot, fruity, pineapple, banana, sweet, honey
Floral – floral, rosy, waxy/soapy
Catty – blackcurrant, catty, cassis, astringent, tart/fruity, herbal
Tobacco – natural, woody, sweet, fruity, plum, spicy tobacco nuances, menthol-like
Furaneol – cotton candy, strawberry, sweet, caramel
Potato skins – potato skins, bell pepper, earthy, musty (wine-like)
Cinnamon – cinnamon, pungent, spicy, clove, vanilla
Nonanal – citrus-like, lime, fatty, soapy, waxy, grapefruit, grape, fruity
Anise – anise, spicy, sweet
Musty – metallic, pungent, musty, green