Purchase XJA2/436 Hops
XJA2/436 hops are available to be purchased at multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
South African hops are usually harvested in the late summer months, which is typically around late February into March.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of XJA2/436 Hops
XJA2/436 is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
This hop has some potent bittering qualities. The aroma profile of XJA/436 is bergamot citrus, dried lemon zest, candied papaya, ripe cantaloupe, gooseberries, and resin.
Brewing Values for XJA2/436 Hops
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 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.||7.8-8.4%8.1% 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 - 2:12:1 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 »||29-30%29.5% 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 »||1.1-1.7 mL1.4mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||18-30%24% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||21-35%28% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||11-13%12% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||8-18%13% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||4-42%|
Beer Styles using XJA2/436 Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the XJA2/436 hop include IPA, Pale Ale & Saison.
XJA2/436 Hop Substitutions
If the XJA2/436 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 XJA2/436 substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of XJA2/436:
Is XJA2/436 available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the XJA2/436 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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