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Eureka Hop United States of America Hop

Eureka Hop

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

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 Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin of the Eureka Hop

Child of Apollo and Merkur. Formerly known as Experimental Variety 05256.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Eureka

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.

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Brewing Values for Eureka

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 Acids (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.
17-20%
18.5% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.4.5-6%
5.3% 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.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

Common Beers and Styles using Eureka

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 one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

Is Eureka Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Eureka hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more 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 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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