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Beer Maverick has found 5 hops that have been classified as having Lychee aroma and/or flavor characteristics. The most popular secondary descriptors of this subset of hops are citrus (3), herbal (3), melon (2), passion_fruit (2) & coconut (1).

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Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 10-15%  •  βA: 3-4.5%  •  CoH: 20-35%  •  Oils: 1.5-3 mL/100g

The Citra hop is a high alpha acid hop with a strong, yet smooth floral and citrus aroma and flavor. It has specific aroma descriptors that include grapefruit, citrus, peach, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee. These tropical fruit flavors have made Citra the most popular hop to craft...

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, grapefruit, peach, melon, lime, floral, gooseberry & passion_fruit.

HBC 586

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 12-13%  •  βA: 7.5-8.5%  •  CoH: 38-40%  •  Oils: 1.2-2.5 mL/100g

When used as a whirlpool or dry hop addition, HBC 586 brings a complex medley of tropical fruit flavors. The aroma of HBC 586 has been described as "a large medley of fruit flavors... Mango, guava, lychee, citrus, with slight sulfur and herbal notes."...

Other aroma descriptors include mango, citrus, herbal, guava & spicy.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 9.5-16%  •  βA: 3.0-5.8%  •  CoH: 22-30%  •  Oils: 0.9-3.3 mL/100g

Nugget is an excellent high-alpha bittering hop for most craft styles that can also be used for its mild, pleasant and herbal aroma notes....

Other aroma descriptors include herbal, citrus, ginger, pineapple, geranium, herbal, earthy & coconut.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: GER  •  αA: 0.3-4%  •  βA: 10-15%  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: 1-1.3 mL/100g

With cornflower and the aroma of alpine meadows to lemongrass and hibiscus, Relax hops have a refreshing profile. When a cold extraction with this variety is completed, notes of honeydew melon are present....

Other aroma descriptors include honeydew, melon, cognac, lavender, leather, hibiscus & lemongrass.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: AUS  •  αA: 13.7-20.1%  •  βA: 4.9-7.9%  •  CoH: 47-53%  •  Oils: 1.3-2.2 mL/100g

Topaz hops have light, tropical fruit flavors of lychee, clove-like spice and resinous grassy tones. This is a fantastic hop to use when dry hopping. When used with later additions and in higher gravity brews, specific flavor qualities come out as pleasant, and more pronounced light tropical fruit....

Other aroma descriptors include clove, resin, grassy, tropical_fruit, pine & passion_fruit.

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