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Idaho 7 Hops

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Idaho 7 hops are a variety of aromatic hops developed by Jackson Hop Farm in Wilder, Idaho, and first released in 2015. They are known for their intense aroma and flavor, which includes tropical fruit and citrus notes like pineapple, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit, as well as hints of pine and black tea.

Idaho 7 is a dual-purpose hop, meaning it can be used for both bittering and aroma in beer and is often used in IPA, pale ale, and hop-forward American wheat beer styles. It is sometimes blended with other hops, such as Citra, for a more complex flavor profile.

Country of Origin:United States
Hop Growers Code:ID7

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Idaho 7 Flavor And Aroma

Idaho 7 is an aroma hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:

tropical fruit

tropical fruit, papaya


citrus, orange, red grapefruit

pine trees

resin, pine

Idaho 7 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.
9.5% – 14.9%
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
3.5% – 5.0%
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.
2:1 – 4:1
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
30% – 40%
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
1.0mL – 2.0mL
green, resinous
45% – 55%
woody, piney
10% – 20%
6% – 10%
0% – 1%
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene14% – 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).
Data Not Available
Hop Storage Index (HSI) RatingData Not Available

Idaho 7 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 Idaho 7, 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 Idaho 7 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