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Hop: Eroica

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Description

Eroica is a descendant of Brewers Gold that was the result of an open pollination in Idaho in 1968. The hop was released commercially in 1982. Eroica was a high alpha hop for the time period. The usage of Eroica hops at the commercial level has all but disappeared as Galena is more favorable.

Eroica is high yield, high alpha acids, and a very late maturity.

General Information

Profile Zest, fruit.
Country United States
Substitutes Brewers Gold, Bullion, Galena, Glacier
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1800 - 2200 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 75% - 80% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Porter, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate), Verticillium wilt

Acids

Alpha Acid 10.0 - 15.0%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 5.3%
Cohumulone 40.0 - 46.0%

Oils

Total Oil 0.8 - 1.3 ml/100g
Myrcene 55.0 - 65.0%
Humulene < 1.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 13.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Easy
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium green
Side Arm Length 24" - 40"
Last Updated
  • 2020-05-07 18:27:36
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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.
Explanations
  • 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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