hop oil extract

1.25 mg per capsule.

Hop oil, like hoppy ale”

Certified beer flavour standard used to train professional beer tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of hop oil character. This type of flavour is contributed to beer - mostly ales - by addition of hop oils in the brewhouse, fermentation, maturation or package.

Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

Flavour cards

Flavour standard information

Technical specification

The best way to detect hop oil flavour in beer is as follows. Without covering the glass, swirl the beer to release the aroma. Take a single short sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
1.25 mg per capsule.
The flavour threshold of hop oil in beer is 250 µg / l. The exact threshold varies with the composition of the oil, which is determined by many factors, including the hop variety and growing conditions.
The character is contributed to beer by addition of hop oils in the brewhouse, fermentation or post-fermentation. The intensity and nature of the hop oil character depends on the hop products and brewing practices.

Professional beer tasters can confuse hop oil character with the following flavours

  • Kettle hop extract
  • Geraniol
  • 4-Vinyl guaiacol
Positive flavour character imparted to specialty ales by addition of hop oil. Different hop varieties in combination with different beers give rise to a variety of hop flavour characteristics.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for hop oil is 8007-04-3.
Other names
  • hop oil
  • target hop extract
  • hop essential oil
This hop oil material is not a reference standard in the strictest sense, since the flavour is derived from a complex natural mixture of many compounds.
Threshold distribution
Capsules per pot
Legal notices
This product is protected by the following trade marks and patents:
  • US Patent no. D679900
  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009937574
  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009856527
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345057
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345056
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