2021 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 Mackinac™* 2021

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)

Moisture Content = 73.1%
Use Ratio by weight, Dry:Wet, 1:3.36

Values below are for 10% Moisture Adjustment
Alpha Acid – 10.8%
Beta Acid – 2.66%

Essential Oil Profile

Total Oil0.65mL/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.
Caryophyllene0.02%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene2.27%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.
Humulene0.02%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
Linalool0.35%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.
Myrcene39.2%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™* 2021

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)

Moisture Content = 72.7%
Use Ratio by weight, Dry:Wet, 1:3.30

Values below are for 10% Moisture Adjustment
Alpha Acid – 10.1%
Beta Acid – 2.55%

Essential Oil Profile

Total Oil.48mL/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.
Caryophyllene0.02%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene1.94%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.
Geraniol0.29%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.
Humulene0.02%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
Linalool0.26%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.
Myrcene34.7%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 Gemini 2021

​Gemini™ is quickly becoming known as this years ultimate utility power house.  This Hop is no “one trick pony”, offering endless opportunities to enhance and expand the flavor profile of a brew.

Aromas Identified by Brewers 
Strawberry, Candy, Fruit Punch, Honey Dew, Lemon Pith, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Cheap Bubble Gum, Mandarin, Cilantro, Fruit Cocktail Syrup

Moisture Content = 74.1%
Use Ratio by weight, Dry:Wet, 1:3.48

Values below are for 10% Moisture Adjustment
Alpha Acid – 9.57%
Beta Acid – 4.04%

Essential Oil Profile

Total Oil0.28mL/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.
Caryophyllene0.07%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene6.91%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.
Geraniol0.02%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.
Humulene0.85%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
Linalool0.34%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.
Myrcene51.8%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 Paradigm 2021

Paradigm™ is the proud beginning of an entire movement, an industry shift that may very well revitalize what it means to commercially grow hops for Midwest Hop growers.     

Aromas Identified by Brewers 
Herbal, Peach, Pear, Dank, Tropical, Cotton Candy, Mint, Papaya, Spice, Chamomile, Catty, Spicy Berry, Jolly Rancher, Bubble Gum, lily, Rich Melon.

Moisture Content = 71.4%
Use Ratio by weight, Dry:Wet, 1:3.16

Values below are for 10% Moisture Adjustment
Alpha Acid – 5.46%
Beta Acid – 3.10%

Essential Oil Profile

Total Oil0.57mL/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.
Caryophyllene0.07%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene4.27%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.
Geraniol0.47%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.
Humulene0.02%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
Linalool0.43%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.
Myrcene57.6%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 2021

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.

Moisture Content = 74.5%
Use Ratio by weight, Dry:Wet, 1:3.53

Values below are for 10% Moisture Adjustment
Alpha Acid – 10.2%
Beta Acid – 5.44%

Essential Oil Profile

Total Oil0.44mL/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.
Caryophyllene0.01%Flavor contributions of black pepper, produces a sensation of “heat” on the palate that the consumer can often mistake for alcoholic strength
Farnesene0.80%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.
Geraniol0.33%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.
Humulene0.78%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
Linalool0.59%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.
Myrcene56.1%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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