|Cultivar/Brand ID:||GS 26|
|Ownership:||™ Hops France|
Purchase Mistral Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Mistral Hop
Developed by the Comptoir Agricole breeding program in Alsace, France. Released to the US in 2019.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Mistral Hops
Mistral is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
When it is used in the kettle, the bitterness of the Mistral hop is very clean and sweet and not harsh. It is completely unique with a character that would be impossible to replicate without blending multiple varieties. It has a melon and citrus-like character and also can have a Muscat grape or wine-like character and even a hint of pear. Ideal for late additions and dry hopping.
Brewing Values for Mistral Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Mistral 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.||3.1-3.8%3.5% 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 - 3:12:1 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 »||29-39%34% 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 »||1-1.5 mL1.3mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||59-65%62% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||9-13%11% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||3-4%3.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||2-4%3% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||14-27%|
Beer Styles using Mistral Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Mistral hop include IPA, Saison, Pale Ale, Belgian Ale & Pilsner.
Mistral Hop Substitutions
If the Mistral 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 Mistral substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Mistral available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Mistral hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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