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%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Early to mid|
|Yield Amount||1600-1650 kg/hectare (1420-1470 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Resistant to wilt, downy mildew and powdery mildew|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.8-1.3 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||30%-45%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||20%-25%|
|Substitutes||East Kent Golding, Styrian Golding|
|Style Guide||Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Helles, Lager, Brown Ale, Saison, Tripel, Wheat, Kolsch, Blonde Ale|
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