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Idaho Gem Hop United States of America Hop

Idaho Gem Hop

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Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:IDG
Ownership:™ Gooding Farms

Origin of the Idaho Gem Hop

Idaho Gem was found by Gooding Farms in Parma

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Idaho Gem

Named after its home state, Idaho Gem has rich levels of sweet, fruit-forward aromatic oils make Idaho Gem optimal for late kettle additions or dry hopping in a wide variety of styles, whether alone or in a blend. Idaho Gem shines with stone fruit, red berry, citrus, mojito, mint, and even powdered sugar aromas. Its flavors are soft and full with a remarkable smoothness, bright and forward impressions of fruit candy (think Juicy Fruit and Jolly Rancher) supported by citric grapefruit notes.

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Brewing Values for Idaho Gem

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Idaho Gem 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.
12.5% 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.5-7%
6% 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.40-45%
42.5% 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 »1.3-2 mL
1.7mL avg

Common Beers and Styles using Idaho Gem

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Idaho Gem hop include IPA & Pale Ale.

Idaho Gem Hop Substitutions

If any version of the Idaho Gem hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:

Is Idaho Gem Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Idaho Gem 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.

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