Palisade hops are fairly quiet in the brewing world. They were bred from Swiss Tettnanger, and are grown in the Yakima Valley, Washington. They were bred for higher alpha acid content and for dual usage as a bittering and flavoring agent, a current trend in the hop world as they provide brewers a cheaper, more effective bittering agent while still having dry-hopping and flavoring potential in paler beer varieties, typically English or American India pale ales, ESBs, and pale ales.
Palisade hops are great blenders and typically find themselves in friendly company with high myrcene content hops such as Chinook, Nugget, Citra, and the other American hop powerhouses that have found good company in American IPAs, DIPAs, and pale ales. Often described as earthy in flavoring, Palisade hops have large apricot, gummy candies, and tisane (herbal teas) qualities that blend well with large citrus and pine hop bombs currently in vogue.