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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.
Origin of the Lotus Hop
It has diverse parentage, including 50% Eastern Gold (a Japanese variety), 25% Apollo, Cascade, and USDA 19058
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Lotus
Lotus is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
It’s 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.
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Brewing Values for Lotus
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 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.
|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.||5.5-6%5.8% 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.||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 mL2mL avg|
Common Hop Pairings with Lotus
Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed 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:
Common Beers and Styles using Lotus
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Lotus hop include IPA, Pale Ales & NEIPA.
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