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Liberty Hop United States of America Hop

Liberty Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:LIB
Cultivar/Brand ID:8303-117

Purchase Liberty Hops

Liberty 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 Liberty Hops

Bred in 1983, Liberty is an extension of the Hallertau hop family. It is a half-sister to Ultra,
Mt. Hood and Crystal. It is a triploid seedling of the German Hallertau variety.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Liberty Hops

Liberty is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.

Liberty hops have aroma descriptors that include noble, delicate, floral bouquet and spice. It displays mild floral and spice characteristics with some subtle citrus notes.

Tags: #noble  #floral  #herbal  #spicy  #delicate  #citrus  #lemon  



Brewing Values for Liberty Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Liberty 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.
3-6.5%
4.8% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.3.0-4.0%
3.5% 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 - 2:1
1:1 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.22-30%
26% 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 »0.6-1.8 mL
1.2mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: pine, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 15-25%
20% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, hoppy, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 35-45%
40% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, spicy, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 10-15%
12.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, woody (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 14-40%

Beer Styles using Liberty Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Liberty hop include American Lager, German Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kolsch & Wheat.

Liberty Hop Substitutions

If the Liberty 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 Liberty available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Liberty 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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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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