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Lotus Hop United States of America Hop

Lotus Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:LOT
Cultivar/Brand ID:06297
Ownership:™ Hopsteiner

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Purchase Lotus Hops

Lotus 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 Lotus Hops

Lotus hops have a diverse parentage, including 50% Eastern Gold (a Japanese variety), 25% Apollo, Cascade, and USDA 19058.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Lotus Hops

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

Lotus is described as having orange, vanilla, berry, and tropical fruits and was jokingly called orange creamsicle. This is a proprietary hop from Hopsteiner formerly called Experimental #06297.

Tags: #orange  #vanilla  #berry  #tropical_fruit  #cream 



Brewing Values for Lotus Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Lotus 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 »
13-17%
15% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.5-6%
5.5% 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.2:1 - 3:1
3:1 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 »33-39%
36% 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 »1.5-2.5 mL
2mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 25-35%
30% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 35-40%
37.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) Unknown
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 24-40%

Hop Pairings with Lotus Hops

Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed [1] hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Mandarina Bavaria, Citra & Idaho 7 hops are commonly used alongside the Lotus 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 3 hops that are used with Lotus:



Beer Styles using Lotus Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Lotus hop include IPA, Pale Ales & NEIPA.

Lotus Hop Substitutions

If the Lotus 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 chosing 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 Lotus substitutions.

There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.

Is Lotus available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Lotus 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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