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Aloha Blend Hops

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The Aloha blend is a gift straight from the Surf Gods in Hawaii. This dual-purpose BarthHaas hop blend has coconut flavors that would make it great for something along the lines of a Pinà Colada IPA.

Barth-Haas is playing this one pretty close to the vest so there isn’t much data out there about this blend.

Usage:Dual-Purpose
Country of Origin:United States
Hop Growers Code:N/A

Where To Buy Aloha Blend Hops

Aloha Blend Hops
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Aloha Blend Flavor And Aroma

Aloha Blend is a dual-purpose hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:

tropical fruit

tropical fruit, coconut

berries

berries

citrus

citrus

Aloha Blend Hop Oil Breakdown

Hop oils can vary year to year and farm to farm but based on our research, here are the typical values we have seen reported. This information comes from various hop farms, The Hop Aroma Compendium, and For The Love Of Hops.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are what is isomerized when boiling to create bitterness in beer.
8.8% – 10%
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
Data Not Available
Alpha-Beta Ratio
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
Data Not Available
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
Data Not Available
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
1.5mL – 2mL
Myrcene
green, resinous
Data Not Available
Humulene
woody, piney
Data Not Available
Caryophyllene
woody
Data Not Available
Farnesene
floral
Data Not Available
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selineneData Not Available
Hop Storage Index (HSI)
The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).
Data Not Available
Hop Storage Index (HSI) RatingData Not Available

Aloha Blend Hop Substitutions

Replacing one hop for another is seldom straightforward but sometimes you don’t have the right hop or the right quantity of hops for the beer you want to make. For those situations, we have made a comprehensive list of hops to substitute on brew day.

These substitutions aren’t perfect as hop chemistry is pretty complex.

We wanted to make this list of substitutions with varietals that are easy to find when possible. For Aloha Blend, we recommend substituting with the following hops:

Beer Styles

For the most part, any hop could have a place in just about any beer style. Based on popular beers, historical usage, and our own preferences, we would recommend using Aloha Blend hops for IPA, Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Wheat Ale, and Fruit Beer. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.

References

https://www.hopslist.com/
https://www.ars.usda.gov/
https://www.brewersassociation.org/
https://www.barthhaasx.com/
https://www.yakimachief.com/
Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012