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3 Hops That Make Your Beer Taste Like Candy

Now you don’t have to choose between beer or candy for your vice. You can have both, thanks to three varieties of hops that are swiftly growing in popularity on the craft beer scene. Look suds brewed with the sweet stuff at your local craft beer bar or brewery.

Citra hops, Galaxy hops, and Sorachi Ace hops are three relative newcomers to the hop scene, and brewers are really only just starting to play around with them on a grand scale. Far from the bitter grapefruit and perfume shop character that we most often associate with hoppy beers, these three gems are getting a reputation for their fruity, juicy, and candy-like flavors and aromas. Think: Starbursts. Think: Jolly Ranchers. Think: Yum.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.