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. This hop has bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pear, watermelon, and stone fruit. 14-16% Alpha Acid.
|Hops Format||Pellet Hops|
|Country of Origin||USA|
I'm new to all this so... Imagine grafting different fruit branches, like pears & oranges onto a blue-spruce/evergreen...
Great packaging and very fresh
Nice fruity flavor, sort of like melon, and not like the usual citrusy taste and aroma._x000D_I did a hope stand and a dry hop to get the most aroma I could out of them.
These hops produce an AMAZING flavor. I have used these as both flavor and aroma hops, and the Midwest description is spot-on. The most prominent (and in my opinion, most interesting) flavor to come off of these was watermellon, backed up by lighter notes of things like nectarines and pears._x000D__x000D_In general, this hop tends to produce a milder flavor than other west coast hops (powerful Cascade and Chinook come to mind). Combined with the relatively lighter flavors (watermellon, as opposed to pine or grapefruit), this hop makes for some pleasantly subtle beers
Tropical taste and the bitterness isn't as rough as some of the other hops like Warrior. I added them during the sparge so they would give extra flavor and bitterness.