Loral T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb
US Loral T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package
Developed by the Hop Breeding Company, Loral was released in 2016 as a 'super noble' variety, combining the higher oil compositions of popular American hops with some of the more subtle, terroir characteristics of noble hops. It was created by crossing Glacier with a male son of Nugget.
With consistently high Alpha Acids and low cohumulones, Loral shines as a bittering hop for any beer style, from pilsner to IPA. Higher oil contents and a pleasant profile also make Loral ideal as both a late addition and dry hop variety that plays very well with other fruit forward hops.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect distinct floral characteristics from Loral, with a subdued earthy and herbal profile for counterpoint. A lightly peppery quality and subtle lemon and dark fruit characteristics shine in later additions, while light pepper and very subtle earthy characteristics come through in the bittering profile.
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Loral is one of my favorite of these new ‘Super Noble’ varieties, bred for higher alphas and a more prominent ‘noble’ profile. That being said, Loral is way more fruit forward than you would expect from that description It’s basically Hallertau Mittelfruh on steroids, but with a nice, balanced pepper/earth in the background and bright, floral lemon and dark fruit on the aroma. Definitely worth adding to the lineup of modern, fruit forward hops like Galaxy, Azacca and Hallertau Blanc in your next pale ale or IPA.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||10% - 12.2%|
|Beta Acids:||4.5% - 5.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||21% - 24%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.8 - 2.9 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||52% - 58%|
|Humulene:||17% - 17.9%|
|Caryophyllene:||5% - 5.7%|
|B-Pinene:||0.6% - 0.7%|
|Linalool:||1.0% - 1.1%|
|Geraniol:||0.2% - 0.3%|
Possible Substitutes for Loral
While there are no commonly accepted substitutes for Loral, consider late additions with big shots of Hallertau, Nugget and Crystal, which will help bring the spice, floral and citrus characteristics to the forefront.
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