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Loral Hops
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:51:58 PM »
I was just browsing Yakima Valley's website. Loral hops (HBC 291) are new this year. Does anybody have any experience with them?
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 04:03:41 PM »
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 04:09:30 PM »
I was just browsing Yakima Valley's website. Loral hops (HBC 291) are new this year. Does anybody have any experience with them?


No, but I was thinking about picking some up to try in an APA. They sound sound pretty interesting. If you get some first, I'll be curious to hear what you think.


EDIT - HBC's track record is pretty darn good, so I'd assume they're good at very least, if not very good.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2016, 04:11:13 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 04:16:36 PM »
HBC291 was talked about a fair amount at hop school last year. Jason Perrault thought it would be great in lagers. It did rub that one between the hands, had a more refined aroma than "Ron Mexico".
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 04:29:25 PM »
I found this and not much else:

http://www.johnihaas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Haas_HBC_291_experimental_hop_2016.pdf

Kinda seems like a Mt. Hood, Cascade, Willamette blend but with a higher alpha and oil content.
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 04:31:16 PM »
I found this and not much else:

http://www.johnihaas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Haas_HBC_291_experimental_hop_2016.pdf

Kinda seems like a Mt. Hood, Cascade, Willamette blend but with a higher alpha and oil content.



YVH mentions mango, citrus, lemon, pine and blueberry. That combo sounds really nice.

http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/product_p/hopsloral1-2015crop.htm
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 04:58:00 PM »
I found this and not much else:

http://www.johnihaas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Haas_HBC_291_experimental_hop_2016.pdf

Kinda seems like a Mt. Hood, Cascade, Willamette blend but with a higher alpha and oil content.



YVH mentions mango, citrus, lemon, pine and blueberry. That combo sounds really nice.

http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/product_p/hopsloral1-2015crop.htm

I don't think this is accurate. I thought that this description looked similar to mosaic. So I looked up mosaic on YVH, it's exactly the same down to the alpha acids. So, I think this is the mosaic description.
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Re: Loral Hops
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 05:36:23 PM »
I found this and not much else:

http://www.johnihaas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Haas_HBC_291_experimental_hop_2016.pdf

Kinda seems like a Mt. Hood, Cascade, Willamette blend but with a higher alpha and oil content.



YVH mentions mango, citrus, lemon, pine and blueberry. That combo sounds really nice.

http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/product_p/hopsloral1-2015crop.htm

I don't think this is accurate. I thought that this description looked similar to mosaic. So I looked up mosaic on YVH, it's exactly the same down to the alpha acids. So, I think this is the mosaic description.


It made me think of Mosaic, too (with maybe some Azacca). Yeah, looks like a mistake. Doesn't fit with Jeff's post about it being a suitable lager hop.
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