formerly YQH-1320 EXP
Elani™ HOP CHARACTERISTICS
“Our experience with Elani™ has been wonderful. Using the ASBC hop steep method we identified aromas of juicy peach, nectarine, citrus and mandarin with hints of pine, lemongrass and pineapple. The aroma was incredibly clean without garlic, onion, or heavy herbal notes. The hop reminded us of Simcoe but more fruity and citrusy, reminiscent of Mosaic and Citra. Because we liked it so much, we began blending it into our flagship IPA and noted increased citrus and more hop intensity without adding more hop material. Yakima Quality Hops is offering competitive pricing, allowing us to improve our IPA and make the beer more profitable. If you are a hop head, this hop is for you.”
– Chris Baker, Director of Brewing Operations, Mother Earth Brew Co, Nampa, ID & Vista, CA
“I’ve been brewing for decades and done sensory on lots of great hops that fell within the parameters I was looking for. But, until now, I hadn’t found the perfect aroma. Elani™ might be the one.”
– JD Hessemer, Director of Operations/Kohola Brewery
“There was a great evolution of the aromas coming off the vessel as I was incorporating the fresh hops. Big citrus was the first thing I got, with notes of orange peel and tangerine. That followed up with hints of pineapple, passionfruit and guava. I’m super excited to see how it develops in the tank!”
– Robin Johnson, Assistant Brewmaster/Deschutes Brewing
(speaking about their wet hop beer)
“Our fresh hop pale ale turned out great! It was small volume, so it only stayed in our taprooms and sold extremely well!! We took our core pale ale which is 100% Mosaic and dry hopped it a second time with Elani™ . We felt it added a bright, tropical, tangerine aspect to the aroma.”
– Anthony Tallman, Co-Founder/Head Brewer, Burgeon Beer Co.
“We did a big 7% Smash IPA with local pilsner malt. Genuinely, it’s amazing. …the best single hop beer we’ve ever made!
” Elani™ is a home run full of dank citrus rind, pine, and ripe white peach flavors. Smash beers…allow brewers to isolate ingredients on a blank canvas to study their aromas and flavors. Turns out, this new hop is downright delicious.”
– Nick Rowe, Director of Production and Sales, Booneshine Brewing Co.
“I just wanted to let you know how our Elani™ beer came out.
First of all the pellet quality was excellent, with no musty off notes that I frequently get in low density pellets. I used them in a minimally malty 6% pale ale with 5.5 lb on the hot side and 16.5 lb in the dry hop of a 7 bbl batch. I thought the kettle character mostly blew off in fermentation, with some sulfury apricot and slightly sharp mouthfeel at 40ibu. Kinda like the Cluster character in some North Coast Brewing beers.
The dry hop character was super bright, sweet fruit with a resiny linger: peach preserves, lime sherbert, paw paw fruit, and mango Jolly Rancher. The dry hop lends a slightly sweet slickness to the mouthfeel that lingers a bit. The yeast was Lallemand East Coast Ale yeast, which likely resulted in a higher proportion of acetate esters. I’m interested in what a more neutral yeast might present.”
– Shane Mills, Co-Owner/Head Brewer, Cacapon Mountain Brewing
“Just wanted to let you know that our beer using the Elani™ hops came out great. It’s been the top seller both here and at [another brewery], whom we collab’d with for the beer.
“We used Elani™ in a 7.3% New England IPA, all in whirlpool and dry hop, along with Mosaic. Elani™ provided prominent tropical, citrus, and stone fruit flavor and aroma. Having heard the story behind 1320, that it was a wild hop discovered in the woods, I did not really have high expectations for this hop. However, it is truly a ‘new world’ hop begging to be added to your New England IPA.”
– Cory Smith, Co-Owner/Head Brewer, Black Pond Brews
“ Elani™ is complex and well-balanced across tropical fruit flavors, especially Pineapple, Tangerine, and Mango. It has some wonderful New Zealand characteristics, and the alpha acid is in the sweet spot for me.”
– Aaron Stueck, Director of R&D, BJ’s Brewery.
– Little House Brewing, Connecticut
“As the R&D brewer, I create lots of single hop beers. I often find that when we do a single hop, it’s usually missing something. With Elani™ , it’s great on its own. Even as a single hop, it checks all the boxes for what people are looking for. I think it will also play well with other hop varieties, but it was definitely great on its own.”