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herbaceous perennial vine of the family Moraceae (mulberry family), widely cultivated since early times for brewing purposes. The commercial hop (Humulus lupulus
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Yes, this is what they use to make beer., except we’re going to use it to get healthy here. A prickly vine with scaly, green, downward pointing fruit and 3-5 lobed leaves. The strange looking fruit is the part you want. Tea made from it is used as a calming sedative to soothe tension, nerves, restlessness, sleep problems, anxiety, cramps, spasms, coughs, inflammation, boils, rheumatism. Calming effect similar to valerian. Some people fill pillows with hops to sleep better. Licorice root and hops flowers have often been used throughout history to treat hormone imbalances and just about every female problem known, giving women a sense of well being and control. Be careful when handling plant as resin and fine hairs can irritate skin.

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symbol of injustice. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 330]
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The gutteral name hints at what's to come--a clean, light Germanic beer made with Pilsen malt, German noble hops and fermented with a lager yeast.
The beer's deep golden color and rich creamy head give off an intense and complex Noble hops aroma, very similar to what Jim experiences when he rubs the hops together in his hands to release the essence of the hops flowers during hop selection in Germany.
The beer begins with more than six malts brewed with Bavarian noble hops.
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Utopias uses traditional brewing ingredients including all four types of Noble hops, which add a slightly earthy, herbal taste, and caramel and Vienna malts for its rich amber color and several different types of yeast including a variety found in champagne.
The Noble hops varieties, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Tettnang Tettnanger, add a wide range of floral, piney, and citrus notes, which are present from the aroma, through the flavor, to the lingering smooth finish.
In the glass, the whiskey has a distinct aspect of Boston Lager--malty, with a piney note, and a hint of citrus from the noble hops.
In the battle of the hops, the Noble hops are winning.
This lager is a beautiful, deep amber color, brewed with only the best ingredients, including hand-selected Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops from Bavaria.
The beer's elegant bitterness imparted by the German Noble hops, keeps it from becoming overly sweet.
Every autumn for the last twenty years, Jim Koch, Founder of The Boston Beer Company, Brewer of Samuel Adams beers, travels to one of the oldest hops growing regions of the world, the Hallertau region of Bavaria in Germany, to hand-select Noble hops.