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Hops Insider: Searching for Synergy

The art of hop blending is getting a nudge from science. Research from Great Britain and Japan identifies hops and compounds that work better when they’re together—and they can also simulate the profiles of more sought-after varieties.

Stan Hieronymus Aug 7, 2023 - 11 min read

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Without the synergy among compounds in a hop cone that occurs during the brewing process, Citra would not be Citra. It’s that basic, but it’s not simple—whether within a single variety or within a blend of varieties.

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