El Dorado Hop substitutes and hop flavour/profile

What do you do when you are unable to find El Dorado hops online or at your favourite homebrew shop? Fear not as you can easily substitute El Dorado hops with the below hop varieties with great results.

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El Dorado Hops Flavour/Profile

Pear, watermelon, and stone fruit notes

El Dorado Hops Usage

US-Style Pale Ales, IPAs

El Dorado Hops Substitutes

  • Citra
  • Nelson Sauvin
  • Rakau
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El Dorado Hop Characteristics

Also Known As
Characteristics Flavors of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango. Aromas of pear, watermelon, stone fruit and candy.
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 13%-17%
Beta Acid Composition 7%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 28%-33%
Country US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 2650-2880 kg/hectare (2300-2500 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 2.50-3.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 55%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-8%
Farnesene Oil 0.1%

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