Perle Hops was bred by the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany from a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M. Perle Hops was introduced in 1978 is one of the most popular varieties grown in Germany, as this variety is used widely in commercial beers around the region. Perle has done well due to its versatility and resistance to wilt, mildew, and disease.
Perle Hops is also grown in the United States, but the originated in Germany. The Perle hops variety has a healthy bitterness with an alpha acid rating of 5.9%-9.5%. It is a fairly high alpha variety for the region. Perle has a spicy character, and the aroma is moderate and pleasing in beer. It is compared to Hallertau Mittelfrüh. The co-humulone content is low like most of the hops varieties from the region.