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.
LupuLN2™ is the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. It is designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling brewers to dose large quantities of hops without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative cone material. LupuLN2 offers twice the resin content of traditional whole-leaf and hop pellet products, and should be dosed at approximately half the amount by weight. During early R&D trials, brewers reported that LupuLN2 noticeably enhances hop aroma and flavor contributions, specifically citing ‘juicy’ and ‘resinous’ characteristics. It is ideal for use in the whirlpool or fermenter for imparting intense hop flavor and aroma with minimal vegetal flavor and improved yield. Brewers also reported an average three to five percent increase in brewery yields due to reduced brewhouse and cellar trub.
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.
- Pedigree U.S. Glacier and U.S. Nugget
- Aroma/Flavor Floral, herbal, citrus
- Alpha Acids 10.0 – 12.0 % (These Cryo Hops will have twice that)
- Beta Acids 4.5 – 5.5 %
- 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