El Dorado Hops – Add Tropical Flavor & Aroma To Your Beer
El Dorado® Hop Profile
This juicy hop was born and bred at CLS Farms in Moxee (a sub-region of the Yakima Valley). Bursting with juicy pineapple and tropical notes, this dual-purpose hop has been featured in many great beers since its release in 2010. Big Alpha Acids (13-17%) make this an effective and efficient bittering hop, but can be used in late additions to maximize the fresh, fruity aroma and flavor. El Dorado® is an exceptional new dual-purpose hop with both high Alpha Acid and intense flavors and aromas. As a bittering hop, El Dorado® lends a firm but balanced bitterness. When used in later additions, El Dorado® brings bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pineapple, pear, watermelon, and stone fruit. El Dorado® has become a fan favorite in hop-forward styles and has been featured in stellar beers such as Surly’s Overrated IPA, Ninkasi’s Dawn of the Red, and Let it Ride from Indeed Brewing.
SEE WHAT BREWERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR EL DORADO® HOPS
Wonderful Aroma – Meyers 8/7/20
I used this with El Dorado to make a NEIPA and it was great. Used it to dry hop a pale ale but the best thing was dry hopping a cream ale with this to make a summer ale. Gave it a great fruity-floral aroma.
EXAMPLES OF BEERS BREWED WITH EL DORADO HOPS
Three Weavers Brewing – All Dorado
Brewers at Three Weavers Brewing used El Dorado whole cone, T-90 pellets, and LUPOMAX El Dorado to create a juicy tropical fruit IPA that highlights all the wonderful things about El Dorado.
Brewers at pFriem use El Dorado, Citra, Perle, Blanc, and Hallertau together to achieve a creamy winter beer.
Brewers at Deschutes use El Dorado, Nugget, Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo together to achieve a gluten-reduced beer.
Brewers at Elysian use, El Dorado, Mosaic, Southern Passion, Sabro, Citra, and Sultana together to achieve a low bitterness yet a strong pineapple aroma hazy.
EL DORADO® HOP SUBSTITUTIONS
El Dorado is a perfect dual purpose hop that carries wonderful pineapple aroma and flavor. Some brewers also note a hint of mango. Often used in IPAs, Pale Ales, and wheat beers. Hüll Melon and Ekuanot contain a lot of the same flavor profiles, making them the perfect substitutions for El Dorado.