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Yakima Valley Hops - Loral


Description: "Loral™, formerly known as HBC 291, provides a more traditional yet unique hop character, providing the floral and herbal notes one would expect from a fine noble aroma hop. Its mother is the U.S. developed aroma variety Glacier; the grandmother being the long-established European noble aroma variety known as Tardif de Bourgogne originating in the Bourgogne region of Eastern France. The father is a son of the U.S. developed Nugget variety. Loral™ is characterized by having numerous small, dense cones with moderate alpha acids. The variety is expected to be commercialized in 2016. AROMA PROFILE The aroma profile of Loral™ has been described as a “super noble hop” with its wonderful floral and herbal notes followed by a backdrop of citrus and earthy character. A touch of sweet fruity aroma rounds out this well-balanced hop. In beer, the floral notes are accentuated yet complemented nicely by fruity and citrus with just a hint of herbal. Don’t expect an in-your-face fruity character with Loral™ as seen with some recent U.S. variety releases - this hop is approachable and balanced. Great for distinctive IPAs and pale ales but perfect for sessionable and lager-style beers."

Most Used In:

Style Uses Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich Helles166%66% - 66%
Cream Ale161%61% - 61%
Munich Dunkel157%57% - 57%
Festbier1100%100% - 100%
Märzen174%74% - 74%
Rauchbier176%76% - 76%
Specialty IPA: New England IPA115%15% - 15%
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