US Hops - NL Warehouse
El Dorado is a relatively new kid on the block, created by Moxee Valley-based CLS Farms in 2008 and released in 2010. El Dorado has intense, wild aromas such as stone fruits cherry and apricot. Other aromas include pear, citrus and watermelon.
American Pale Ale, IPA, Lager, Cream Ale, Wheat
Cherry, Watermelon, Peach, Citrus
El Dorado was developed in 2008, and released in 2010 by CLS Farms in the Moxee,
Washington. Some say it’s the grandchild of a native wild hops found in Colorado.
El Dorado definitely has intense, wild aromas such as those of stone fruit, particularly cherry and apricot. Other aromas may include pear, a zest of citrus, and watermelon; possibly bold enough to seem candied like refreshers.
Spicy notes are low key, playing second fiddle to the strong fruit, but brews may have a background hint of grass, wood, and mint.
A product of the Yakima Valley’s cooler climate, El Dorado features a uniquely fruity flavour profile in addition to desirable bittering and aromatic properties. It is a great dual purpose hop, giving a firm and subtly balanced bitterness, or when used later in the boil, a very fruity brew with grassy undertones. When using as a dry-hop, that is when you see the zesty and tangy notes come out.