Marco Polo Hop
Purchase Marco Polo Hops
Marco Polo 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 Marco Polo Hop
Derived from Columbus
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Marco Polo
Marco Polo is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Key flavors include lemon, goosenerry, oregeno and elderflower
Brewing Values for Marco Polo
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Marco Polo 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.||4.5-5.5%5% 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.||30-35%32.5% 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 »||1.1 mL1.1mL avg|
Common Beers and Styles using Marco Polo
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Marco Polo hop include IPA & Pale Ale.
Marco Polo Hop Substitutions
If the Marco Polo 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 Marco Polo Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Marco Polo 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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