Hop: Ekuanot®


Ekuanot® was bred by the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2014. The breeding was a joint venture between Select Botanicals Group and John I Haas, and planted in Toppenish, Washington. Lineage of Warrior® and wild hop varietal.

A very high oil content has made it desirable for aromatics.

The name was changed from Equinox to Ekuanot® over a trademark dispute that is not all that clear.

General Information

Aliases Equinox, HBC 366
Profile Citrus (lemon, lime), tropical fruit (papaya), floral, and herbal (green pepper, bay leaves, clove, and sage). Additionally, apple, melon, berry, cedar, and tobacco.
Country United States
Substitutes Chinook, Cluster, Galena, Summit
Pairs with Calypso, Mosaic®
Purpose Aroma
Yield 2200 - 2700 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 65% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles IPA, Sours, American Wheat Ale


Alpha Acid 13.0 - 15.5%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 31.0 - 38.0%


Total Oil 2.5 - 4.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0 - 45.0%
Humulene 12.0 - 20.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0 - 12.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.2 - 0.5%
B-Pinene 0.4 - 0.8%
Geraniol 0.2%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Vigorous
Cones Tightly packed; oblong-ovoid; yellow green in color.
Maturity Middle to late
Ease of Harvest Good

Ekuanot Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-26 09:04:28 (Added: 2020-11-26 09:04:28)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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