(General AA range 5.5-7%) Delta is one of the newer hops released in 2009. A slightly spicy aroma that is mild and pleasant, along with hints of citrus and melon.
We've heard it described as a super charged Willamette or a Fuggles (which is similar to Willamette) with an American Punch. That would make it a great alternative for finishing ales where you want something a little different than classic C hop type flavor. Would you consider bittering with Bravo? Delta, Bravo we have a winner here.
One of the first beers it went into was Harpoon's single hop ESB. It is a cross between Fuggle and a Cascade derivative.
Alpha Acids: 5.5 – 7.0%
Beta Acids: 5.5 – 7.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: .64 - 1.55
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 22 – 24%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.5 – 1.1
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 80 -90%
Similar Hop Varieties: Fuggle, Willamette