Hop: El Dorado®


El Dorado® was bred at CLS Farms in Moxee Valley, near Yakima Valley, Washington, in 2008 and released in 2010. Moxee Valley has a cooler climate than the better known Yakima Valley. Lineage of Brewer's Gold, Bullion, Comet and Fuggle.

High oil content and the the ability to be dual purpose make this a popular hop. El Dorado® has become of favorite in hop forward beers.

General Information

Profile Pear, watermelon, mango, pineapple, sweet (candy like cherry) and stone fruit.
Country United States
Substitutes Galena, Simcoe®
Pairs with Azacca, Cascade, Centennial, Citra®, Mosaic®
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2300 - 2500 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 75% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American Wheat Ale, IPA


Alpha Acid 14.0 - 16.0%
Beta Acid 7.0 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 28.0 - 30.0%


Total Oil 2.5 - 2.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 55.0 - 60.0%
Humulene 10.0 - 15.0%
Caryophyllene 6.0 - 8.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.70%
B-Pinene 0.56%
Geraniol 0.02%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Vigrous
Maturity Early - Middle

El Dorado Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-20 18:32:28 (Added: 2020-11-20 18:32:28)

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Did you know?
  • 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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