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XJA2/436 Hop South Africa Hop

XJA2/436 Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:South Africa (SA)

Flavor & Aroma Profile of XJA2/436

Potent bittering qualities. The aroma profile of XJA2/436 is bergamot citrus, dried lemon zest, candied papaya, ripe cantaloupe, gooseberries, and resin.

Brewing Values for XJA2/436

These are the common ranges that we've seen with XJA2/436 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.
11.5-15.4%
13.5% 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.7.8-8.4%
8.1% 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.29%
29% 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 »1.1-1.7 mL
1.4mL avg

Common Beers and Styles using XJA2/436

Some popular beer styles that make use of the XJA2/436 hop include IPA, Pale Ale & Saison.

XJA2/436 Hop Substitutions

If any version of the XJA2/436 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 XJA2/436 Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the XJA2/436 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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