Whilst overlooked for a while due to her big sister Galaxy taking all the limelight, Vic Secret has come into her own over the last few years. Much like John Butler, she's got the ability to be a little fruity and soft, like she is in our Pacific Sour, but then strong, dank, bold, and a little herbacious like she is in our West Coast IPA 'Homage'. Bring on the Ocean guitar solo.
An irresistibly aromatic hop that imparts clean pineapple and pine flavours.
Vic Secret’s™ full potential is realised through late addition where the impact of her high levels of alpha acid are balanced and the aromatic oil profile can be captured.
The clean, distinct fruit and pine characters of Vic Secret™ are best accessed by dry hopping or whirlpool additions. Late kettle additions have been found to impart a pleasant earthy character, but little fruit. She has very high levels of alpha acid so brewers may find it easier to craft the right balance in their beer by dry hopping.
Vic Secret’s™ story began when she was developed from a seedling created in Victoria in 2000. She actually shares the same mother and father as her sister Topaz. She breezed through the selection program with strong growth and yield, until 2010 when the first brewing trials were conducted.
Initial trial brewing was conducted with Vic Secret™ as a kettle addition late in the boil. Given the seductive aroma of the raw hops, the resulting pleasant earthy character was a little underwhelming. However, it was in the 2011 Bridge Road Harvest green hop beer that she revealed her true character with extraordinary clean passionfruit and pineapple flavours with a light background of herbs and piney resin. Put to the test in Australia and overseas, she has shown us that whirlpool and dry hop additions result in the best flavour pickup.Origin: Australia
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