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Azacca Hops

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Originally called ADHA-483, Azacca was renamed after the Haitian god of agriculture. This Washington hop has high acid content which bursts with flavors and aromas of mango, citrus, and other tropical fruits. Azacca is best used as a late kettle addition or as a dry hop.

Usage:Dual-Purpose
Country of Origin:United States
Hop Growers Code:AZA

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Azacca Hops

Azacca is a hop from Washington that has great aromatic qualities making it great at late or dry hop additions. The aroma has sustained citrus and mango notes with a little orchard fruit.


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Azacca Flavor And Aroma

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

citrus

lemon, citrus

tropical fruit

mango, tropical fruit

pine trees

piney

Azacca 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.
10% – 14%
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
4% – 6%
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.
3:1 – 4:1
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
38% – 45%
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
1.6mL – 2.5mL
Myrcene
green, resinous
35% – 45%
Humulene
woody, piney
18% – 24%
Caryophyllene
woody
10% – 14%
Farnesene
floral
0.1% – 1%
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene14.5% – 36.3%
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).
Retains 76% of its alpha acid after 6 months of storage at 20ºC (68ºF).
Hop Storage Index (HSI) RatingGood

Azacca 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 Azacca, 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 Azacca hops for IPA, Pale Ale, American Sour 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