Australian Topaz Hops have a rich and intense aroma of fleshy citrus and apricot, with a strong "dank" overtone and a hint of sulfur. Very similar to Summit, Apollo, and Columbus, but with a softer citrus edge - also similar to Amarillo. Typical Alpha 15-18%. An old standby in the Australian bittering hop program, but recently being treated more for it's aroma potential.
Topaz™ was originally bred as a high alpha variety mainly for the production of hop extract. Its attractive aroma characteristic were discovered only recently. This cultivar is capable of contributing very pleasant light tropical fruit characters (lychee), with a satisfying earthy background.