2020 ACID AND FRESHNESS PROFILE

Alpha and beta acids (among many other compounds) are responsible for both the bittering and aromas of your favorite beers. Most of the bittering and aroma qualities lie in a yellow sticky powder (lupulin) contained within the cone of a hop.

Michigan AlphAroma/Raku 2020

AAA is a dual-purpose hop. Its high alpha acid content delivers a soft bitterness, while it also offers tropical aromas of passionfruit and peach. AAA is versatile and performs well in a wide range of styles, but is especially recommended for use in hop-forward beers like pale ales and IPAs.

Alpha Acid – 7.17%
Beta Acid – 1.71%
Essential Oil Profile

(further analysis in progress)

Total Oil-%Total oils will differ from year to year and crop to crop, depending on where they’re grown, when they’re picked, how they’re kilned and processed after picking, etcetera, but more often than not, when they’re tested, they’re within 1 – 4.0mL/100g. Terpenoids are abundant in these oils and contribute to aroma and flavor of beers.
Caryophyllene-%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene-%Flavor contributions include; woody, herbal, citrus aroma, sometimes described as floral. This essential oil is generally correlated with a pleasant, noble-type hop aroma in beer.
Geraniol-%Flavor contributions characterized by; rose-like, floral, and citrus fruitlike aroma and flavor. Geraniol found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and other citrusy hop varieties.
Humulene-%Flavor contributions include an herbal and spicy character. Some varieties, such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and U.K. Kent Golding, may contain 30% or more of their essential oils in humulene
Linalool-%Distinctive floral aroma reminiscent of rose, lavender and/or bergamot. It also has citrusy and woody notes. Linalool has an extremely low odor threshold for humans and as a result is a very noticeable component of a beers aroma.
Myrcene-%Myrcene is by far the most plentiful essential oil in hops. It can range from 50% of the total oil to over 70%, especially varieties such as cascade and centennial. Because the precursor to Myrcene is Geraniol, it can lead to a range of floral, fruity, and citrusy compounds

Indiana Chinook 2020

Chinook hops are a high alpha bittering hop suitable for any stage of the boil. Chinook is a natural choice for American-style Pale Ales and IPAs, but they also find their way into seasonal ales, barley wine and some porters and stouts. Chinook hops feature a pine-like, spicy bouquet with robust flavors of grapefruit.

Alpha Acid – 14.05%
Beta Acid – 4.09%
Essential Oil Profile

(further analysis in progress)

Total Oil0.30mL/100g Total oils will differ from year to year and crop to crop, depending on where they’re grown, when they’re picked, how they’re kilned and processed after picking, etcetera, but more often than not, when they’re tested, they’re within 1 – 4.0mL/100g. Terpenoids are abundant in these oils and contribute to aroma and flavor of beers.
Caryophyllene10.8%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene5.18%Flavor contributions include; woody, herbal, citrus aroma, sometimes described as floral. This essential oil is generally correlated with a pleasant, noble-type hop aroma in beer.
Geraniol0.23%Flavor contributions characterized by; rose-like, floral, and citrus fruitlike aroma and flavor. Geraniol found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and other citrusy hop varieties.
Humulene29.1%Flavor contributions include an herbal and spicy character. Some varieties, such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and U.K. Kent Golding, may contain 30% or more of their essential oils in humulene
Linalool0.22%Distinctive floral aroma reminiscent of rose, lavender and/or bergamot. It also has citrusy and woody notes. Linalool has an extremely low odor threshold for humans and as a result is a very noticeable component of a beers aroma.
Myrcene3.14%Myrcene is by far the most plentiful essential oil in hops. It can range from 50% of the total oil to over 70%, especially varieties such as cascade and centennial. Because the precursor to Myrcene is Geraniol, it can lead to a range of floral, fruity, and citrusy compounds

Michigan Chinook 2020

Chinook hops are a high alpha bittering hop suitable for any stage of the boil. Chinook is a natural choice for American-style Pale Ales and IPAs, but they also find their way into seasonal ales, barley wine and some porters and stouts. Chinook hops feature a pine-like, spicy bouquet with robust flavors of grapefruit.

Alpha Acid – 10.70%
Beta Acid – 3.46%
Essential Oil Profile

(further analysis in progress)

Total Oil.25mL/100gTotal oils will differ from year to year and crop to crop, depending on where they’re grown, when they’re picked, how they’re kilned and processed after picking, etcetera, but more often than not, when they’re tested, they’re within 1 – 4.0mL/100g. Terpenoids are abundant in these oils and contribute to aroma and flavor of beers.
Caryophyllene8.75%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene3.37%Flavor contributions include; woody, herbal, citrus aroma, sometimes described as floral. This essential oil is generally correlated with a pleasant, noble-type hop aroma in beer.
Geraniol0.39%Flavor contributions characterized by; rose-like, floral, and citrus fruitlike aroma and flavor. Geraniol found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and other citrusy hop varieties.
Humulene20.8%Flavor contributions include an herbal and spicy character. Some varieties, such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and U.K. Kent Golding, may contain 30% or more of their essential oils in humulene
Linalool0.53%Distinctive floral aroma reminiscent of rose, lavender and/or bergamot. It also has citrusy and woody notes. Linalool has an extremely low odor threshold for humans and as a result is a very noticeable component of a beers aroma.
Myrcene24.2%Myrcene is by far the most plentiful essential oil in hops. It can range from 50% of the total oil to over 70%, especially varieties such as cascade and centennial. Because the precursor to Myrcene is Geraniol, it can lead to a range of floral, fruity, and citrusy compounds

Michigan Copper™* 2020

Michigan Copper™ was among the first new cultivar to be released from the GLH trials and breeding program in 2014.  It has gained traction and praise across the United States since and has only increased in demand.  Michigan Copper™ has flavors and aromas of floral, tropical, fruit punch, pepper, and cherry flavors. (*™ of Great Lakes Hops)

Alpha Acid – 11.53%
Beta Acid – 3.45%
Essential Oil Profile

(further analysis in progress)

Total Oil.30mL/100gTotal oils will differ from year to year and crop to crop, depending on where they’re grown, when they’re picked, how they’re kilned and processed after picking, etcetera, but more often than not, when they’re tested, they’re within 1 – 4.0mL/100g. Terpenoids are abundant in these oils and contribute to aroma and flavor of beers.
Caryophyllene10.2%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene3.54%Flavor contributions include; woody, herbal, citrus aroma, sometimes described as floral. This essential oil is generally correlated with a pleasant, noble-type hop aroma in beer.
Geraniol0.70%Flavor contributions characterized by; rose-like, floral, and citrus fruitlike aroma and flavor. Geraniol found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and other citrusy hop varieties.
Humulene22.8%Flavor contributions include an herbal and spicy character. Some varieties, such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and U.K. Kent Golding, may contain 30% or more of their essential oils in humulene
Linalool0.48%Distinctive floral aroma reminiscent of rose, lavender and/or bergamot. It also has citrusy and woody notes. Linalool has an extremely low odor threshold for humans and as a result is a very noticeable component of a beers aroma.
Myrcene20.5%Myrcene is by far the most plentiful essential oil in hops. It can range from 50% of the total oil to over 70%, especially varieties such as cascade and centennial. Because the precursor to Myrcene is Geraniol, it can lead to a range of floral, fruity, and citrusy compounds

Sorachi Ace 2020

Sorachi Ace is considered excellent in several beer styles Belgian Wits, IPAs, Pale Ales, Belgian Saisons. Sorachi Ace has a distinct lemon citrus flavor. Some brewers have even reported flavors of orange, cilantro, and oak.

Alpha Acid – 10.10%
Beta Acid – 4.85%
Essential Oil Profile

(further analysis in progress)

Total Oil.29mL/100gTotal oils will differ from year to year and crop to crop, depending on where they’re grown, when they’re picked, how they’re kilned and processed after picking, etcetera, but more often than not, when they’re tested, they’re within 1 – 4.0mL/100g. Terpenoids are abundant in these oils and contribute to aroma and flavor of beers.
Caryophyllene0.57%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene2.86%Flavor contributions include; woody, herbal, citrus aroma, sometimes described as floral. This essential oil is generally correlated with a pleasant, noble-type hop aroma in beer.
Geraniol0.36%Flavor contributions characterized by; rose-like, floral, and citrus fruitlike aroma and flavor. Geraniol found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and other citrusy hop varieties.
Humulene24.0%Flavor contributions include an herbal and spicy character. Some varieties, such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and U.K. Kent Golding, may contain 30% or more of their essential oils in humulene
Linalool0.39%Distinctive floral aroma reminiscent of rose, lavender and/or bergamot. It also has citrusy and woody notes. Linalool has an extremely low odor threshold for humans and as a result is a very noticeable component of a beers aroma.
Myrcene13.3%Myrcene is by far the most plentiful essential oil in hops. It can range from 50% of the total oil to over 70%, especially varieties such as cascade and centennial. Because the precursor to Myrcene is Geraniol, it can lead to a range of floral, fruity, and citrusy compounds

Michigan Mackinac™* 2020

Michigan Mackinac™ was among the first new cultivar to be released from the GLH trials and breeding program in 2014.  It has gained traction and praise across the United States since and has only increased in demand.  Michigan Mackinac™ has flavors and aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, melon, papaya and spice. (*™ of Great Lakes Hops)

Alpha Acid – 12.03%
Beta Acid – 3.38%
Essential Oil Profile

(further analysis in progress)

Total Oil0.34mL/100gTotal oils will differ from year to year and crop to crop, depending on where they’re grown, when they’re picked, how they’re kilned and processed after picking, etcetera, but more often than not, when they’re tested, they’re within 1 – 4.0ml/100g. Terpenoids are abundant in these oils and contribute to aroma and flavor of beers.
Caryophyllene7.51%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene2.89%Flavor contributions include; woody, herbal, citrus aroma, sometimes described as floral. This essential oil is generally correlated with a pleasant, noble-type hop aroma in beer.
Geraniol0.88%Flavor contributions characterized by; rose-like, floral, and citrus fruitlike aroma and flavor. Geraniol found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and other citrusy hop varieties.
Humulene17.0%Flavor contributions include an herbal and spicy character. Some varieties, such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and U.K. Kent Golding, may contain 30% or more of their essential oils in humulene
Linalool0.44%Distinctive floral aroma reminiscent of rose, lavender and/or bergamot. It also has citrusy and woody notes. Linalool has an extremely low odor threshold for humans and as a result is a very noticeable component of a beers aroma.
Myrcene36.5%Myrcene is by far the most plentiful essential oil in hops. It can range from 50% of the total oil to over 70%, especially varieties such as cascade and centennial. Because the precursor to Myrcene is Geraniol, it can lead to a range of floral, fruity, and citrusy compounds

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