Quite possibly its name refers to the silkiness imparted to its brews.

Pedigree: Released by Washington State University in 2013, this hop is a direct daughter of Cascade.
Aroma: Strong melon, fruity (lemon, lime peel, pineapple), coconut, and spicy notes
Aroma profile: Fruity, Spicy
Typical beer styles: IPA

Brewing values
Brewing Usage Dual Purpose
Alpha Acid 7.7 - 9.1%
Beta Acid 6.4 - 7.1%
Co-humulone 22 - 24%
Total Oil 1.2 - 1.4 mL/100g

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