Topaz provides a clove-like spice and a lychee fruitiness. When used alongside a citrus hop, it can give an amazing depth of flavor. For a long time, Topaz was used as a bittering hop, but as the 21st century rolled around, someone began to experiment with it at different points in the brew process and discovered how to bring out its amazing aroma and flavor. When dry hopped, it has resinous and grassy notes, but its true character comes out in higher gravity beers.
Alpha Acids: 13-18%
Beta Acids: 6.5-8%