Loral™ US Hops

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$4.95$39.95 Incl. GST

Loral ™ HBC 291 has a noble heritage that straddles the fence between old and new world hop aromatics. Loral ™  has the ability to complement all beer styles, making it a very versatile hop in the brewery. Loral ™ has been described as pleasant with floral, citrus, peppery and some dark fruit characteristics.  Great for distinctive IPAs and pale ales but perfect for sessionable and lager-style beers.



Loral™ 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.


Loral ™ 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 was commercialized in 2016.


  • Type 90 Hop Pellets 100g | 250g | 500g | 1Kg


  • Very pleasant, floral, peppery, lemon-citrus and dark fruit.
  • A touch of sweet fruity aroma rounds out this well-balanced hop.
  • In beer, the floral notes are accentuated yet complemented nicely by fruity and citrus with just a hint of herbal.



  • Pedigree:  U.S. Glacier & U.S. Nugget
  • Aroma: Floral, herbal, citrus
  • Alpha Acids*  10.0 – 12.0%
  • Beta Acids  4.5 – 5.5%
  • Cohumulone  21 – 23% of alpha acids
  • Total Oil  1.5 – 2.5ml/100g
  • Myrcene  37 – 39% of total oil
  • Humulene  23 – 25% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene  6 – 8% of total oil
  • Geraniol  0.7 – 1.3% of total oil
  • Linalool  1.0 – 1.4% of total oil
  • Storage Stability:  Fair

*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe; by spectrophotometric (ASBC Hops-6) in USA

ACID/OIL             RANGE              LOW            HIGH

ALPHA ACID         11.3-12.2%                0                   20             (medium/high)

BETA ACID               4.9-5.3%                0                   15               (low/medium)

TOTAL OIL   1 .8-2.9 mL/100g              0                    4                (medium/high)

Style Guidance:

  • IPA
  • Pale Ales
  • Lagers

Craft Beer Examples:

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 15 x 11 x 6 cm
Bag Size

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1 review for Loral™ US Hops

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michael Morgan

    Used as a single hop in a American pilsner. Much more akin to a Noble hop – herbal, floral, spicy with a touch of lemon & grass. Not as potent/resiny/oil as your typical US hops; recommend pumping in the late kettle & dry additions to yield best results.

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