formerly known as HBC 291, provides a more traditional yet unique hop
character, providing the floral and herbal notes one would expect from a
fine noble aroma hop.
Its mother is the U.S. developed aroma variety
Glacier; the grandmother being the long-established European noble aroma
variety known as Tardif de Bourgogne originating in the Bourgogne
region of Eastern France.
The father is a son of the U.S. developed
Nugget variety. Loral™ is characterized by having numerous small, dense
cones with moderate alpha acids.
The variety is expected to be
commercialized in 2016.
The aroma profile of
Loral™ has been described as a “super noble hop” with its wonderful
floral and herbal notes followed by a backdrop of citrus and earthy
A touch of sweet fruity aroma rounds out this well-balanced
In beer, the floral notes are accentuated yet complemented nicely
by fruity and citrus with just a hint of herbal.
Don’t expect an
in-yourface fruity character with Loral™ as seen with some recent U.S.
variety releases - this hop is approachable and balanced.
distinctive IPAs and pale ales but perfect for sessionable and