|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Purchase Lemondrop Hops
Lemondrop 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 and Geneology of the Lemondrop Hop
The Lemondrop hop is a cross between Cascade and USDA 19058 male. it was bred in 2001.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Lemondrop Hops
Lemondrop is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Lemondrop hops offer strong citrus, floral, fruity, herbal, lemon, mint, green tea, light melon aromas.
Brewing Values for Lemondrop Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Lemondrop 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.||4-6%5% 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.||1:1 - 2:11:1 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 »||28-34%31% 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 »||0.8-2 mL1.4mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||45-47%46% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||56-58%57% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||9-10%9.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||6-7%6.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||0--16%|
Beer Styles using Lemondrop Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Lemondrop hop include American Pale Ale, Saison, Cream Ale, Hybrid Beer, IPA, Trappist, Belgian Ale & Wheat Beer.
Lemondrop Hop Substitutions
If the Lemondrop 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 Lemondrop substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Lemondrop:
Is Lemondrop available in lupulin powder?
Yes! There is a version of the Lemondrop hop in lupulin powder form. Lemondrop 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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