Purchase Monroe Hops
Monroe 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 Monroe Hop
The Monroe hop variety was derived from a wild American hop.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Monroe Hops
Monroe is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
The Monroe hop starts out mild and smooth, then adds key flavors like strawberry, cherry, plum, passion fruit and red currant. Wonderful raspberry notes supplemented with orange syrup aromas. This is a very unique hop that is unlike any others. It is smooth and restrained in the German tradition, but with plenty of red-fruit character.
Brewing Values for Monroe Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Monroe 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.||6.5-7.5%7% 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.||0:1 - 0:10:1 avg|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).||25% (Good) 0.252|
|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 »||Unknown|
|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 »||0.95-1.0 mL1mL avg|
Beer Styles using Monroe Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Monroe hop include Ales, American Lagers & IPA.
Monroe Hop Substitutions
If the Monroe 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 Monroe substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Monroe available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Monroe 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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