CLS released the El Dorado® hop variety in the fall of 2010. It’s a proprietary variety, but its owners are committed to making it widely available for anybody and everybody who wants to buy it … unlike some other proprietary varieties. We’re happy about that, and so are our customers. Finding El Dorado® is like finding the lost city of gold itself without all the random wandering through the jungle! Stone fruit, watermelon, pear, citrus and tropical fruit flavors have all come together in one variety, El Dorado® … all that and it’s easy to source!

  • Aroma: Bold; citrus; apricots; pear; watermelon; candy; stone fruit; and tropical fruit
  • Maturity: Early to mid season
  • Yield: 2300 – 2500 lbs/acres

Beers we found on the Interwebs that reportedly use El Dorado® hops:

Stone’s Go To IPA
Drake’s Alpha Session Ale
Bronx Black Pale Ale
Ninkasi Dawn of the Red

Typical Analytical Range
Alpha Acid Range %: 14-16%
Beta Acid Range %: 7-8%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 38-33%
Total Oils mls/100gr.: 2.5-2.8% ml/100gr


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