Aramis is a spicy aroma hop from a pair of other famous hops, Strisselspalt and Whitebread Golding. There are hints of citrus and herb, making a fresh-tasting IPA. Aramis isn’t just a perfumey-sounding name; it also has a great citrus smell that can keep the skunk out.
You might remember Aramis from the initial blitz of homebrewing in the early 2000s. It makes a fantastic Pale Ale, Porter, and even a Pilsner with a bitter taste with a hint of citrus and berry.
|Country of Origin:||France|
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Aramis Flavor And Aroma
Aramis is an aroma hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:
Aramis Hop Oil Breakdown
Hop oils can vary from 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.
|7.0% – 9.0%|
|Beta Acid %|
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
|3.5% – 4.5%|
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
|1:1 – 3:1|
|Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha|
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
|Total Oils (mL/100g)|
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
|1.2mL – 1.6mL|
|2% – 4%|
|Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||25% – 39%|
|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).
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Aramis 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 Aramis, we recommend substituting with the following hops:
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 Aramis for IPA, New England IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Golden Ale. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.
Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012