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Loral Hop United States of America Hop

Loral Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:LOR
Cultivar/Brand ID:HBC 291
Ownership:® Hop Breeding Company

Purchase Loral Hops

Loral 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 Loral Hops

Father is Nugget and mother is Glacier

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Loral Hops

Loral is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Very pleasant, floral, peppery, citrus aroma with some dark fruit character

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Brewing Values for Loral Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Loral 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.
10-17%
13.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.1.5-6.5%
4% 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 - 11:1
6:1 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.20-23%
21.5% 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 »1.5-3.4 mL
2.5mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: pine, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 52-58%
55% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, hoppy, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 17-18%
17.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, spicy, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 5-6%
5.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, woody (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 17-26%

Beer Styles using Loral Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Loral hop include IPA, Pale Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Wheats & Saison.

Loral Hop Substitutions

If the Loral 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 Loral available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Yes! There is a version of the Loral hop in lupulin powder form. Loral 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) and Lupomax (Haas) products are pure concentrated lupulin powder, which add big flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.

Loral Hop Statistics

We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports[2] 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 Loral hop:

  • In 2019, Loral was the 33rd most produced hop in the United States.

If you see an error in our data, please let us know!

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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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