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Mystic Hop United Kingdom Hop

Mystic Hop

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Country:United Kingdom (UK)
Ownership:Charles Faram

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Purchase Mystic Hops

This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.

Origin and Geneology of the Mystic Hop

Daughter of Jester that was selected for its aroma, disease resistance, and yield.

English hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the beginning of September, and often continuing into early October.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Mystic Hops

Mystic is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Mystic is a lower alpha acid variety that provides clean bittering in lighter styles, but is mostly used as an aroma variety because of its fruit-forward character. Mystic is not as big and bold as fellow UK variety Harlequin, but Mystic offers a unique combination of black currant, citrus, and passion fruit. Mystic is the daughter of Jester and was selected primarily for its amazing aroma, but also because of disease resistance and yield potential.

Tags: #black_currant  #citrus  #passion_fruit  #woody 

Brewing Values for Mystic Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Mystic 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 »
5.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.2-4%
3% 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.1:1 - 4:1
2:1 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 »30-40%
35% 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 »0.5-1.5 mL
1mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 30-40%
35% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 30-40%
35% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 0-0%
0% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 19-40%

Beer Styles using Mystic Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Mystic hop include IPA, Pale Ale, ESB & Saison.

Mystic Hop Substitutions

If the Mystic 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 Mystic substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Mystic:

Is Mystic available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Mystic 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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