DetailsEl 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.
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Alpha Acid (Average %) 15.7% Type Pellet Typical Usage Multi Purpose Co-Humulone (%) 28 - 33 Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 2.5 - 2.8
4.9 / 5.015 ReviewsPale Ale winnerI have been using El Dorado for a the last 6-7 pale ale's I've brewed and couldn't be happier. Has the same bittering effect of Simcoe but stays cleaner in the taste department._x000D__x000D_Even my seasoned "beer samplers" did a double taste when they noticed this bold citrus flavor.March 11, 2013Fruity but not overwhelmingThese 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 beersFebruary 8, 2014Used in an IPANice 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.March 4, 2014Soft and pleasant for a high AA hopsJust recently brewed a Belgian Dark Strong (BDS) with 1 oz of this and 1 oz of Kent Goldings. I've used a fair amount of the high AA New Zealand hops, and while I enjoyed those - this is my favorite. _x000D__x000D_I highly suggest using this for a 10-15 min aroma addition. I got chewy, dark cherry, almost fruit-punch like characteristics along with the stone fruits you come to expect for a BDS - it is not an ultra zesty high AA like Jade or Pacifica but the flavors I mention are very noticeable. _x000D__x000D_When I decide to do a dark saison I'll be looking to these fantastic hops.April 14, 2013Only site to get 1oz qunitiesThese are great rare hops and this is the only site I have found them on... thats not out.June 5, 2013Yehhhh HawwwwwwThis hops is just that with its exceptional aroma and high alpha acids. It was released in 2010, and you can't miss fruity notes, specifically tropical fruit flavors. MummmmmJune 13, 2013Perfect in an IPAI just tried and IPA using this hop and it's great. Great aroma and great hoppy taste, different from other hops I'm used to. Nice fruity flavor, especially when dry hopped.July 31, 2013Good aroma hopThese have a nice floral smell. I add them after flame out, and after I do a brief whirlpool. I let them sit for 20 minutes then remove them and chill the wort. Lots of floral aroma that way.September 29, 2013I like the aromaI just had an IPA using this hop and it was very good. It tasted great and had a nice aroma. Its well suited for IPAs and I will use it for a pale ale I'm brewing next month.October 21, 2013Good IPA hopI made a beer using only El Dorado hops that came great. The bitterness isn't quite as strong as other hops, but it was compensated for with a tropical taste and aroma. Its a good choice for dry hopping. I would use this again in an IPA .November 7, 2013
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