Purchase Southern Passion Hops
This hop variety can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Southern Passion Hop
Southern Passion is a South African bred aroma hop whose pedigree is a diploid seedling originating from Czech Saaz and German Hallertauer crossing.
South African hops are usually harvested in the late summer months, which is typically around late February into March.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Southern Passion Hops
Southern Passion is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
The aroma profile of the Southern Passion hop includes passion fruit, guava, red berries, floral, coconut, melon, calendula, and grapefruit.
Brewing Values for Southern Passion Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Southern Passion 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.||4.9-8%6.5% 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.||1:1 - 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 »||16-26%21% 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 »||0.7-1.3 mL1mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||20-55%37.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||14-36%25% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||8-13%10.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||1-3%2% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||0-57%|
Beer Styles using Southern Passion Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Southern Passion hop include IPA, Session IPA, Pale Ales, Saison & Belgian Ale.
Southern Passion Hop Substitutions
If the Southern Passion 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 Southern Passion substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop variety. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Southern Passion available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Southern Passion hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety 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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