Hop: Orbit


Orbit is a New Zealand hop blend, selected from the "Hops with a Difference" breeding program. The blend changes every year with hops that are selected for their unique aroma and flavor characteristics.

The blend, from Plant & Food Research, is made to be used as an aroma and flavor addition but typically has a pleasant bitterness as well. The ever changing nature of the blend means that the hop acids and oils change from year to year.

General Information

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Country New Zealand
Substitutes N/A
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Stout


Alpha Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Cohumulone 25.0%


Total Oil 1.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 33.0%
Humulene 33.0%
Caryophyllene 14.0%
Farnesene 2.0%
Last Updated
  • 2021-02-01 19:17:31 (Added: 2021-02-01 19:17:31)

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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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