Purchase Cardinal Hops
Cardinal hops are available to be purchased from 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 of Cardinal Hops
Cardinal was developed and released by the Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing. Cardinal was bred from European and American germplasm.
Sometimes referred to as Styrian Cardinal.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Cardinal Hops
Cardinal is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Cardinal hops are known to have a typical citrus and fruity notes as well as a harmonious flavor.
Brewing Values for Cardinal Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Cardinal 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.
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||3.2-4.6%3.9% 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 - 5:13:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.||31-37%34% 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 »||3.0-4.0 mL3.5mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||40-50%45% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||15-22%18.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||8-11%9.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||5-7%6% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||10-32%|
Beer Styles using Cardinal Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Cardinal hop include IPA & Pale Ale.
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