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Eureka Hop United States of America Hop

Eureka Hop

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Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:EUE
Cultivar/Brand ID:05256
Ownership:™ Hopsteiner

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Purchase Eureka Hops

Eureka hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin and Geneology of the Eureka Hop

Eureka is the child of Apollo and Merkur. Formerly known as Experimental Variety 05256.

US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Eureka Hops

Eureka is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.

The Eureka hop has bold aromas of herbal notes, mint, pine, and other dark fruits. Other flavors include citrus and peach, aromas of stone fruit, blackcurrant and mandarin. Hopsteiner's Eureka! hop has high notes of fruit and citrus, but it is most well known for its herbal flavors. Coming in with an average of 3.5mL hop oils per 100g of hops, Eureka is loaded with flavorful oils to bring out it's mint and dank aromas.

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Brewing Values for Eureka Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Eureka 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 »
18.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4.5-6%
5.3% 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.3:1 - 4:1
4:1 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 »27-30%
28.5% 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 »2.5-4.4 mL
3.5mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 42-44%
43% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 29-30%
29.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 0-1%
0.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 24-29%

Beer Styles using Eureka Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Eureka hop include IPA, Bitter, German Ale & Lager.

Eureka Hop Substitutions

If the Eureka 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 Eureka substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Eureka:

Is Eureka available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Eureka hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop 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.

Eureka Hop Statistics

We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports[2] and researched the history behind some of the most popular beer ingredients. Here are a few of the things we've found interesting about the Eureka hop:

  • Eurkea! was the 7th fasted growing hop in the US in terms of production between 2014 and 2019.
  • In 2019, Eureka was the 15th most produced hop in the United States.

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