I have noticed in some beers, (nugget nectar, dbl. trouble, founders harvest and sublimely self-rightous ale in particular) an aroma/flavor of marijuana. I think Columbus/Tomohawk hops have somthing to do with this (I could be wrong).

If someone could shed some light on this subject matter, as to which hop varietals lend this aroma/flavor, it would be quite enlightening...


Considering that hops are from the same family (Cannabaceae) as marijuana and hemp, that's not as outrageous as it may seem. Summit hops in particular, have an intensely 'weedy' aroma. I had an all Summit IPA shortly after the hop was introduced and it smelled (and tasted a bit) like bong water.

  • Agreed on the Summit. I used some in a black IPA yesterday, and when I opened the pouch it smelled like citrus weed. As did my basement. Feb 6 '10 at 14:09
  • thanks...not familiar with that particular varietal, but I will have to check it out.
    – bryan
    Feb 6 '10 at 18:54

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