|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
|Cultivar/Brand ID:||USDA NUG-033|
Purchase Triumph Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Triumph Hop
Triumph's parentage includes Nugget, Brewers Gold, East Kent Goldings, and Hallertau Mittelfruh. It was released in 2019.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Triumph Hops
Triumph is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Triumph hops have intense and fruity aromas with prominent peach, lime, and orange, followed with suggestions of spice and pine. Triumph is more delicate than other fruit forward varieties, but still robust enough to be used in a wide range of styles.
Brewing Values for Triumph Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Triumph 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.||3-5%4% 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.||2:1 - 4:13:1 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). The freshest hops will always be the best.||26% (Good) 0.26|
|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 »||22-26%24% 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 »||0.8-1.8 mL1.3mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||25-40%32.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||28-34%31% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||8-10%9% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||15-39%|
Beer Styles using Triumph Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Triumph hop include Lager & Pale Ale.
Triumph Hop Substitutions
If the Triumph 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 Triumph substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Triumph:
Is Triumph available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Triumph 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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