El Dorado ®

El Dorado is a relatively new kid on the block. Created by Moxee Valley-based CLS Farms, LLC in 2008, it was released to the public in 2010. A product of the Yakima Valley’s cooler climate, it features a uniquely fruity flavor profile in addition to desirable bittering and aromatic properties.

High vigor, high alpha acids, lots of oils and resins, good storage stability and an exceptional yield also make this, on paper at least, an outstanding commercial variety. It exhibits bold tropical fruit flavors, said to be reminiscent of pineapple and mango, in addition to a resinous back note. On the nose, it imbues aromas of pear, watermelon, stone fruits and even candy. To date, it has seen use in wheat beers, Pale Ales and IPA’s.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Flavors of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango. Aromas of pear, watermelon, stone fruit and candy.
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 13%-17%
Beta Acid Composition 7%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 28%-33%
Country  US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount  2650-2880 kg/hectare (2300-2500 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability  Retains 60%-75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition  2.50-3.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  55%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition  10%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil  6%-8%
Farnesene Oil  0.1%
Substitutes Galena, Simcoe®
Style Guide Wheat, India Pale Ale

Where to Buy El Dorado Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.


Great Fermentations (USA)

Yakima Valley Hops (USA)

Clever Brewing (Australia)

BeerCo (Australia)
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References
http://www.usahops.org/graphics/File/HGA%20BCI%20Reports/Variety%20Manual%207-24-12.pdf
http://clsfarms.com/hops.php
http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/hop-of-the-month-el-dorado/

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