|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
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Purchase Calypso Hops
Calypso hops are available to be purchased at multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Calypso Hop
Calypso is a diploid aroma-type hop, originated from a cross between Hopsteiner breeding female 98005 and a Hopsteiner male derived from Nugget and USDA 19058m.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Calypso Hops
Calypso is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
The Calypso hop has a crisp and fruity aroma. Flavors of apples, pears, stone fruit and lime citrus also are noted.
Brewing Values for Calypso Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Calypso 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.||5-6%5.5% 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 - 3:13:1 avg|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C). The freshest hops will always be the best.||33% (Fair) 0.30-0.35|
|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 »||38-42%40% 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 »||1.5-2.5 mL2mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||30-45%37.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||20-35%27.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||9-15%12% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||4-41%|
Hop Pairings with Calypso Hops
Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed  hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Mosaic, Citra, Ekuanot & Azacca hops are commonly used alongside the Calypso hop. This is not a complete list, but should give you a good idea of what hops are commonly used together.
Here is the relative frequency of the top 4 hops that are used with Calypso:
Beer Styles using Calypso Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Calypso hop include Pale Ale, IPA, Barleywine, Golden Ales, Stout, Porter & Bitter.
Calypso Hop Substitutions
If the Calypso 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 Calypso substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Calypso:
Is Calypso available in lupulin powder?
Yes! There is a version of the Calypso hop in lupulin powder form. Calypso lupulin powder is suggested to be used at about half the amount as you'd normally use with pellets. The Cryo/LupuLN2 (Yakima Chief Hops), Lupomax (Haas) and Hopsteiner products are pure concentrated lupulin powder, which add big flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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