Yakima Valley Hops - El Dorado
Description: "This bitter beauty was born and bred at CLS Farms in Moxee (a sub-region of the Yakima Valley). Bursting with juicy stone fruit and tropical notes, this dual-purpose hop has been featured in many great beers since its release in 2010. Big Alpha Acids (13-17%) make this an effective and efficient bittering hop, but can be used in late additions to maximize the fresh, fruity aroma and flavor. El Dorado is an exceptional new dual purpose hop with both high Alpha Acid and intense flavors and aromas. As a bittering hop El Dorado lends a firm but balanced bitterness. When used in later additions, El Dorado brings bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pear, watermelon, and stone fruit. El Dorado has become a fan favorite in hop-forward styles and has been featured in stellar beers such as Surly's Overrated IPA, Ninkasi's Dawn of the Red, and Let it Ride from Indeed Brewing. "
Most Used In:
|Style||Uses||Avg. Usage||Usage Range|
|Specialty IPA: New England IPA||4||22%||10% - 33%|
|American IPA||3||19%||14% - 25%|