Loral
®
Loral is a hop brand developed by the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2016; previously known as HBC 291. It provides pleasant floral and herbal notes reminiscent of a noble aroma hop. Loral’s mother is U.S. Glacier and her grandmother the long established French noble aroma variety Tardif de Bourgogne. The father is a son of the Nugget variety. Loral is characterized by having numerous small, dense cones with moderate alpha acids.

Flavour profile

Floral, herbal

Ancestry

U.S. Glacier and U.S. Nugget

Recommended beer styles

Analytical data

Cultivation Area

US

Ancestry

U.S. Glacier and U.S. Nugget

Alpha Acids (%)

10.0 – 12.0%

Beta Acids (%)

4.5 – 5.5 %

Alpha/Beta Ratio

Cuhomulone (% of alpha acids)

21 – 23 %

Total Oils (ml/100g)

1.5 – 2.5ml/100g

Oil Concentration (microlitres of oil/g alpha)

Myrcene (% of whole oil)

37 – 39 %

Linalool (% of whole oil)

Caryophyllene (% of whole oil)

6 – 8 %

Farnesene (% of whole oil)

< 1 %

Humulene (% of whole oil)

23 – 25 %

Selinene (% of whole oil)

Humulene/Caryophllene Ratio