|Cultivar/Brand ID:||HPA 016|
|Comparison||Compare with other hops|
Purchase Eclipse Hops
This hop variety can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Eclipse Hop
Eclipse’s ancestry can be traced as far back as 1915, although it was first developed by HPA in 2004 and released commercially in 2020. The subsequent generations of cross pollination featured varieties such as Fuggle, Brewer’s Gold, Comet and Pride of Ringwood in the uniquely Australian environment.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Eclipse Hops
Eclipse is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
When Eclipse is used in the whirlpool and dry hop, it brings an unmistakably sweet mandarin flavor to beer with strong notes of citrus peel and fresh pine needles.
Brewing Values for Eclipse Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Eclipse hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||5.9-9.0%7.5% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||2:1 - 3:12:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||33-37%35% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||1.8-2.7 mL2.3mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||35-49%42% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||0-2%1% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||6-12%9% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||36-59%|
Beer Styles using Eclipse Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Eclipse hop include IPA, Pale Ale, NEIPA, Lager & Wheat Ale.
Eclipse Hop Substitutions
If the Eclipse hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Eclipse substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop variety. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Eclipse available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Eclipse hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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