Triskel hops have a relatively new and distinct heritage, originating from a cross between the French Strisselspalt hop and a male English Yeoman plant. Triskel’s name pays homage to the triskelion, a symbol of the Gauls, the ancestors of modern French people. It represents the three elements: Earth, Air, and Water.
The flavor and aroma profiles of Triskel hops are diverse, consisting of floral and fruity characteristics. The hop showcases notes of cream caramel and toffee alongside strawberry and green vegetal aromas such as artichokes, peppers, and nettles. Additional flavor components include woody aromatic tobacco, creamy yogurt, sweet honey, fruity peach, watermelon, and floral geranium.
Triskel hops are versatile, making them a great addition to Belgian-style ales, pale ales, IPAs, saisons, lagers, and pilsners.
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Hop Growers Code:||TKL P 09-18|
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Triskel Flavor And Aroma
Triskel is an aroma hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:
Triskel 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.
|8.0% – 9.0%|
|Beta Acid %|
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
|4.0% – 4.7%|
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
|1:1 – 2:1|
|Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha|
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
|20% – 23%|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)|
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
|1.5mL – 2.0mL|
|10% – 15%|
|Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||19% – 33%|
|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) Rating||Data Not Available|
Triskel 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 Triskel, 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 Triskel 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