Nick Carr on February 20, 2018 0 Comments History of Jarrylo Hops Like Summit and Azacca, Jarrylo is a dwarf variety developed by the American Dwarf Hop Association. It was the result of a 2008 cross between a female Summit plant and a male plant designated only as ADHA 75-2, but whose grandmother is also Summit. A single plant, first designated as ADHA 881, was selected for further evaluation in 2009. The single plant was propagated asexually by softwood cuttings and expanded into an evaluation crop of 100 plants in Toppenish, Washington. For two years, the plants were watched over and assessed. Then, in 2011, the program expanded to 450 plants and moved to Moxee, Washington for further evaluation. Buy Jarrylo Hops on Amazon Finally, in 2012, the program expanded a third time — again by softwood cuttings — into a full sized large scale test plot. ADHA 881 was observed to maintain its unique character traits throughout the expansion of the testing phase and, in 2013, it was realized as a commercially available variety. The hop’s commercial name, Jarrylo (pronounced Jar-ril-lөw), comes from the name of the Slavic God Jarilo. According to Slavic mythology, he is not just the “God” of war, but also fertility, springtime, and vegetation. Depending on what sort of help the people needed at a given moment, Jarilo was either imagined as a handsome young man wearing white, decorated with flowers and wheat, riding a white horse; or a seven headed knight in battle armor. The name comes from the Slavic adjective “jarЪ” which is used to express a fierce young life force; something like the life force we witness throughout nature in the spring, and is especially evident if you’ve ever witnessed the speed at which hops can grow. When it first made its appearance on the commercial market, Jarrylo was marketed as a non-IPA hop. There seems to be some agreement in the brewing world that this isn’t a go-to hop for IPA’s or, at the very least, that it shouldn’t be expected to do all the heavy lifting. When used on its own, Jarrylo tends to work better in lighter or crisper beer styles, where the hop profile isn’t quite so urgent and conspicuous. How To Brew With Jarrylo Hops Jarrylo hops are a patented variety owned by The American Dwarf Hop Association, so rhizomes are not available to those wishing to grow it as part of a home garden. However, there are plenty of other varieties readily available for the homebrewers with a green thumb. Acid Composition Breakdown Alpha Acid: 15 – 17% Beta Acid: 6.0 – 7.5% Co-Humulone: 34 – 37% Oil Composition Breakdown Total Oils: 3.6 – 4.3 mL/100g Myrcene Oil: 40 – 55% (of total) Humulene Oil: 15 – 18% (of total) Caryophyllene Oil: 8 – 11% (of total) Franesene Oil: <1% (of total) B-Pinene Oil: ? Linalool Oil: ? Geraniol Oil: ? Check out our other hop profiles to get a better idea of all the planting possibilities. General Characteristics: Growth Rate — ? Yield — 2300 to 2400 pounds per acre Cones — ? Maturity — Early Susceptible To — Somewhat susceptible to hop aphids and spotted spider mites Resistant To — Tolerant of downy mildew and powdery mildew Ease of Harvest — ? Storage — Good; maintains 73% of its alpha acid content after 6 months storage at 68°F Aroma & Sensory Description: Jarrylo is generally considered to have good, though, somewhat subdued, fruit aromas and flavors of orange, light banana, pear, and even a bit of unsweetened blackberry. It also may have some spicy and grassy, or green notes. Bitterness is compared to that of a citrus peel. Availability: Jarrylo has gathered a reputation of being a hop you either like or you don’t. Because of this, it is unlikely to be a variety that is in stock at your local homebrew supply. However, you should have no issues finding it online. Taking a brief look around, I found Jarrylo hops for sale at numerous retailers, available in whole cone, pellet, and hop-hash form. (Here’s a list on Amazon Prime.) Use: Jarrylo is generally considered a dual-purpose hop, with a couple caveats: It is not the easiest hop to use as a single-hop addition, and many brewers advise not to use it in any single-hopped ales. Unless time is taken to experiment on how best to bring out its flavors, many brewers find those flavors to be a bit underwhelming. Alone, Jarrylo may work best in beers that can showcase subtler flavors, such as a crisp lager or pilsner. Or, pair the light banana character into a Weizen. It makes a nice bittering hop, and because its flavor does not dominate, especially in the face of other more assertively flavored hops, it could be used later in the boil to boost bitterness. Its bitterness has been described as citrus-like, with the pithy astringency of citrus peel. It also, according to this Brew Dudes SMaSH tasting, may work as a sort of bridging hop to tie multiple varieties with different elements (herbal, fruity) together; acting as sort of a canvas for the other flavors to find common ground on. Can Substitute With / For These Hops: I am unaware of any good substitutes for the Jarrylo hop variety. If you can recommend a good substitution, please let everyone know in the comments below. Common Styles Using Jarrylo Hops: American IPA & Pale Ales Saison & Belgian Ales Pilsners, Lagers & Wheats Wild Ales Commercial Examples: To help you gain a better idea of this hop’s aroma and flavor, I would recommend you sample as many of these as you can find. This, ummm… research will deepen your understanding of how Jarrylo works in different beer styles and give you a better idea of how to use it in your own homebrewing. Uses Only Jarrylo: Jarrylo from Pictish Brewing Company (England) To Go To Blonde from Orange County Brewers (USA) Peared Up Saison from Central City Brewing Company (USA) Bière de Provence from Dogfish Head Brewing company (USA) Uses Jarrylo With Other Hop Varieties: Wrenish Rye from Virginia Beer Company (USA) — Also includes Simcoe Hopocalypse Ale from Drakes Brewing Company (USA) — Also uses Warrior and Polaris Consolation Prize from Lord Hobo Brewing Company (USA) — Also uses Azacca and Mosaic Sixteen Counties from Allagash Brewing Company (USA) — Also uses Chinook and Centennial Hop Howler IPA from Strange Ways Brewing Company (USA) — Also uses Citra, El Dorado, and Pacific Gem Session IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company (USA) — Also uses El Dorado, Calypso, Citra, and Nugget If you have any experience brewing with Jarrylo hops, or have tasted beer that make use of the variety, please share your thoughts with everyone down in the comments below. Happy Brewing!