Opal

Developed by the Hull Hops Research Institute in Germany, Opal hops feature a clean aroma and flavor profile of spice and citrus with a hint of sweetness. It was released to the brewing world in 2004 and is considered useful for both aroma and bittering.

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Also Known As
Characteristics  Flavors of spice and citrus, slight sweetness
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 13%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 3.5%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 28%-34%
Country Germany
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1600-1650 kg/hectare (1420-1470 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to wilt, downy mildew and powdery mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%-45%
Humulene Oil Composition 20%-25%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-10%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes East Kent Golding, Styrian Golding
Style Guide Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Helles, Lager, Brown Ale, Saison, Tripel, Wheat, Kolsch, Blonde Ale

Where to Buy Opal Hops

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Yakima Valley Hops (USA)
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References
http://beerlegends.com/opal-hops
https://ychhops.com/varieties/opal
http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/hop-of-the-month-opal/

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