Idaho 7 Hop
|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
|Ownership:||™ Jackson Hop Farm|
Purchase Idaho 7 Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Idaho 7 Hop
The Idaho 7 hop was developed by Jackson Hop Farm in Wilder, ID. It was first released in 2015.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Idaho 7 Hops
Idaho 7 is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Idaho 7 hops are known for their juicy tropical fruit and citrus flavors (think apricot, orange, red grapefruit, papaya) with big notes of resin-y pine and hints of floral and black tea. Use the Idaho 7 hop as a single hop or as a late addition. The high oil content make this ideal for dry hopping and whirlpool. Playfully known as "007: The Golden Hop"
Read More: The Most Common Hops Used in IPAs
Brewing Values for Idaho 7 Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Idaho 7 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.||3.5-5.0%4.3% 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.||2:1 - 4:13:1 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 »||30-40%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 »||1.0-2.0 mL1.5mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||45-55%50% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||10-20%15% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||6-10%8% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||14-39%|
Hop Pairings with Idaho 7 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, Chinook, Simcoe, Lotus, Centennial & Azacca hops are commonly used alongside the Idaho 7 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 7 hops that are used with Idaho 7:
Beer Styles using Idaho 7 Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Idaho 7 hop include IPA, Pale Ale & Wheats.
Idaho 7 Hop Substitutions
If the Idaho 7 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 Idaho 7 substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Idaho 7:
Is Idaho 7 available in lupulin powder?
Yes! There is a version of the Idaho 7 hop in lupulin powder form. Idaho 7 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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