|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
|Cultivar/Brand ID:||HBC 692|
|Ownership:||™ Hop Breeding Company|
Purchase Talus Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Talus Hop
Talus is the daughter of Sabro (HBC 438) and was open pollinated.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Talus Hops
Talus is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Previously called HBC 692, the newly named Talus is an aroma hop for whirlpool and dry hopping additions. It delivers a high intensity hop aroma well suited for IPAs and other hop-forward beers. Talus hops exhibit grapefruit, floral, stone fruit, potpourri, woody, cream, pine, and resinous notes.
Brewing Values for Talus Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Talus 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.||8.3-10.2%9.3% 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 - 1:11:1 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 »||34-39%36.5% 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 »||1.0-2.7 mL1.9mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||40-50%45% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||16-21%18.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||9-13%11% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||15-35%|
Beer Styles using Talus Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Talus hop include Wheat Ale, Golden Ale, American style lagers, Pale Ales, India Pale Lager, India Pale Ale, Session IPA, New England IPA, Hazy IPA & Imperial IPA.
Talus Hop Substitutions
If the Talus 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 Talus substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Talus:
Is Talus available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Talus 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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