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Posted March 13, 2014 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts
 
 

El Dorado Hops and Craft Beers Brewed with El Dorado Hops

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El Dorado hops are a relatively new breed (released in 2010) with a high alpha acid content for bittering (14%-17%), which can also be used for flavor & aroma in craft beers. El Dorado hops offer a wide range of interesting aromas and flavors, including watermelon, pear, candied fruit, stone fruit, and light tropical fruit.

El Dorado hops are popular in IPAs, Double IPAs, Pale Ales, and Red Ales.

Craft brewed beers which highlight El Dorado hops include:

Flying Dog El Dorado Single-Hop Imperial IPA (10%, 70 IBUs)

Strong IPA brewed with 100% El Dorado hops. | Frederick, MD

 

Stone Go To IPA (4.5%, 65 IBUs)

Stone’s new Session IPA for 2014 features El Dorado as one of several hops, used for flavoring and aroma. | Escondido, CA

 

Surly Overrated IPA (7.3%, 69 IBUs)

IPA brewed with El Dorado, Centennial, and Cascade hops. | Brooklyn Center, MN 

 

Drake’s Alpha Session Ale (3.8%, 50 IBUs)

Session-Style Pale Ale which is brewed and dry-hopped with El Dorado hops. | San Leandro, CA

 

Drake’s Aroma Coma (6.8%, 75 IBUs)

IPA which uses El Dorado for flavoring and aroma. Dry-hopped with El Dorado. | San Leandro, CA

 

Maine Beer a tiny beautiful something (5.5%)

American Pale Ale which uses El Dorado hops exclusively for flavoring and aroma. | Freeport, ME 

 

Bronx Black PA (5.7%, 47 IBUs)

Black Ale brewed with a combo of El Dorado and Citra hops. | New York City, NY 

 

Ninkasi Brewing Dawn of the Red (7%, 75 IBUs)

India Red Ale which uses El Dorado, Mosaic, and Ahtanum hops for flavoring. | Eugene, OR 

 

Ninkasi Brewing Babylon Double IPA (9.1%, 100 IBUs)

Double IPA featuring El Dorado hops with UK Fuggles, Target, and East Kent Goldings. | Eugene, OR

 

Beachwood Seven (10%, 100+ IBUs)

Double IPA brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra, and Amarillo hops. | Long Beach, CA 

 

Indeed Let It Ride (6.8%, 90 IBUs)

IPA brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Calypso hops. Intense fruity hop flavors. | Minneapolis, MN

 

Black Market Invasion (9.9%, 75 IBUs)

Imperial Red Ale brewed with El Dorado, Columbus, and Centennial hops. | Temecula, CA

 

Golden Road Darts Away IPA (9.6%, 90 IBUs)

Imperial IPA brewed with El Dorado, Citra, Centennial, Cascade, and Zythos. | Los Angeles, CA 

 

Silver Moon Sorcerer’s Revenge (9%, 45 IBUs)

Belgian Style Dark Ale which uses a combo of El Dorado and Crystal hops for flavoring. | Bend, OR

 

Pretty Things Grampus (10.5%)

Imperial Pale Ale which uses El Dorado for flavoring and aroma. Dry-hopped with El Dorado hops. | Westport, MA

 

Ballast Poing Homework Series 2 (10%, 118 IBUs)

Belgian-Style Double IPA dry-hopped with El Dorado hops. | San Diego, CA

 

El Dorado IPA Recipe