AROMA PROFILE: The aroma profile of Loral has been described as a “super noble hop” with its wonderful floral and herbal notes followed by a backdrop of citrus and earthy character. A touch of sweet fruity aroma rounds out this well-balanced hop. In beer, the floral notes are accentuated yet complemented nicely by fruity and citrus with just a hint of herbal. Don’t expect an in-your-face fruity character with Loral™ as seen with some recent U.S. variety releases – this hop is approachable and balanced. Great for distinctive IPAs and pale ales but absolutely perfect for sessionable and lager-style beers.
Loral™, formerly known as HBC 291, provides a more traditional yet unique hop character, providing the floral and herbal notes one would expect from a fine noble aroma hop. Its mother is the U.S. developed aroma variety Glacier; the grandmother being the long-established European noble aroma variety known as Tardif de Bourgogne originating in the Bourgogne region of Eastern France. The father is a son of the U.S. developed Nugget variety. Loral™ is characterized by having numerous small, dense cones with moderate alpha acids. The variety is expected to be commercialized in 2016.
AMERICAN NOBLE HOPS™ pellets are designed to share traditional noble hop variety characteristics, including high aromatics and low alpha acids, while retaining regional hop characteristics that make them unique to America’s Pacific Northwest. AMERICAN NOBLE HOPS pellets are a high-quality, consistent solution for providing nuanced flavors and aromas from varieties like Loral®, making them perfect for Pilsner, Kölsch, Blonde, Saison and/or Sour beer styles.
- Pedigree U.S. Glacier and U.S. Nugget
- Aroma/Flavor Floral, herbal, citrus
- Alpha Acids 3-3.1
- Cohumulone 21 – 23 % of alpha acids
- Total Oil 1.5 – 2.5 ml/100g
- Myrcene 37 – 39 % of total oil
- Humulene 23 – 25 % of total oil
- Caryophyllene 6 – 8 % of total oil
- Farnesene < 1 % of total oil