|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
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 and Geneology of the Lotus Hop
Lotus hops have a diverse parentage, including 50% Eastern Gold (a Japanese variety), 25% Apollo, Cascade, and USDA 19058.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
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.
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 »
|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 - 3:13:1 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 mL2mL 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  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 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 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 in lupulin powder?
Yes! There is a version of the Lotus hop in lupulin powder form. Lotus 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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