El Dorado is a unique, dual-purpose hop with exceptional aroma qualities and high alpha acid levels (14-16%). A relatively new variety, its consistent performance eliciting fruity notes, especially tropical fruit flavors, has quickly made El Dorado popular for hop-forward styles or beers with complex flavor profiles. Tasting notes commonly specify aromas of watermelon, pear, candy, or stone fruit. There is often an undertone of citrus, and sometimes an identifiable fresh-cut-grass taste. Similar varieties include Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Rakau.
All hops are nitrogen flushed to preserve freshness.