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Nectaron Hop New Zealand Hop

Nectaron Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:New Zealand (NZ)

Origin of the Nectaron Hop

A triploid aroma type developed by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research. Nectaron® HORT4337 is a full sister to Waimea.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Nectaron

Intense tropical fruit and citrus aroma characters evident during selection. Over successive commercial brewing trials in styles such as Strong Pale Ales and India Pale Ales Nectaron has displayed high levels of tropical fruit characters of pineapple and passionfruit as well as stone fruit (peach) and citrus (grapefruit)

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Brewing Values for Nectaron

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Nectaron 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.
9.5-11.5%
10.5% avg
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.4.5-5.0%
4.8% 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.26-28%
27% 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 »1.7 mL
1.7mL avg

Common Beers and Styles using Nectaron

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Nectaron hop include IPA, NEIPA, Strong Pale Ale & XPA.

Nectaron Hop Substitutions

If any version of the Nectaron hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:

Is Nectaron Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Nectaron 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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