Hop: Loral®


Loral® was bred at the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2016. The Hop Breeding Company is a joint venture between John I. Hass and Select Botanicals Group. Noble heritage lends Loral® the old and new world aromatics which makes it versatile.

Female parentage of Glacier and male from Nugget. A balanced and approachable hop.

General Information

Alias HBC 291
Profile Floral, citrus, sweet dark fruits, herbal (pepper)
Country United States
Substitutes N/A
Purpose Aroma
Yield 2000 - 2400 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, American Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Stout
Resistant Powdery mildew
Susceptible Down mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 10.0 - 14.0%
Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 21.0 - 23.0%


Total Oil 1.5 - 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 52.0 - 58.0%
Humulene 23.0 - 25.0%
Caryophyllene 6.0 - 8.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 1.0 - 1.1%
B-Pinene 0.6 - 0.7%
Geraniol 0.2 - 0.3%

Additional Characteristics

Cones Small size with compact density

Loral Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-26 09:01:46

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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.
  • 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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