Idaho 7 T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb
US Idaho 7 T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package
Grown by Jackson Farms right outside of Boise, Idaho 7 came into the hop scene in 2015. This was an experimental hop grown at Jackson Farms, and some brewers call it 007: The Golden Hop.
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Can I just say that Idaho is killing it on their hop game? Idaho 7 has been a favorite of mine for a few years now, especially for hop forward beer styles. This may be the closest hop that I’ve found to Mosaic, but the crop years seem to have a more consistent flavor. It’s very tropical forward with a nice, dank and piney underbelly that, when used properly, can really help accentuate citrus and tropical characters in a hoppy beer. Because it has the best of both worlds, it’s really, really stellar in a SMASH beer. Don’t worry, if you want to try it, we already have an Idaho SMASH set up as a recipe, as well as a whole blog article, Idaho Malt and Idaho 7 Hops SMASH Beer, that goes over how we brewed, how we came up with the idea, and some pretty killer tasting notes!
With higher cohumulone levels, Idaho 7 does ok as a bittering hop, but really shines in later additions and dry hop additions. Because of it's multifaceted nature, similar to Mosaic, Idaho 7 still does well in single hop beers, especially if the bittering additions are later in the boil. Widely used in hoppy beers, Idaho 7 is still new enough for experimentation in many beer styles.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a big, tropical fruit flavor and aroma counterbalanced by resinous pine and an overall stonefruit characteristic in late additions and dry hop additions. Idaho 7 is bright and resinous at the same time, bringing a full spectrum of sticky pine, pineapple and mango, and overt stone fruits like peach to the table, as well as subtle black tea characteristics.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||9.5% - 14%|
|Beta Acids:||3.5% - 5.0%|
|Co-Humulone:||33% - 37%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.0 - 2.0 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||45% - 55%|
|Humulene:||10% - 20%|
|Caryophyllene:||6% - 10%|
|Farnesene:||0% - 1.0%|
|B-Pinene:||0.4% - 0.8%|
|Linalool:||0.5% - 1.0%|
|Geraniol:||0.3% - 0.6%|
Possible Substitutes for Idaho 7
Good substitutes for Idaho 7 hops include Azacca, which will have big tropical fruit notes, but be more piney-junipery, and Mosaic, which will be slightly more fruity with a slightly more pungent counterbalance in the pine side of the profile.
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