Despite Eroica hops enjoying a high alpha acid percentage, they are, on paper at least, overshadowed by their sister Galena. It appears this comparison is also moving them toward denouement of commercial production along with their cones being considered difficult to harvest and it’s susceptibility to Ringspot and Mosaic virus.


Developed by both the Idaho and Oregon Agricultural Experiment Stations in conjunction the USDA, Eroica is directly descended from Brewer’s Gold. Though the seedling was selected in 1968, the variety wasn’t officially registered until 1982. Flavor-wise, they feature a sharp fruity essence and fortunately can still be obtained for home brewing experimentation.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Sharp fruity essence
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 12.3%
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 40%
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Late to very late
Yield Amount 2020-2470 kg/hectare (1800-2200 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew and resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to prunus necrotic ringspot, apple mosaic virus and hop mosaic virus
Storability Retains 77% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 55%-65%
Humulene Oil Composition 0%-1%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-13%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Bullion, Brewer’s Gold, Galena
Style Guide Bitter, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Porter, India Pale Ale

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