IDAHO GEM™ is the first-named variety from Gooding Farms in Wilder, Idaho. It is a found variety with unknown genetics, but Idaho Gem has already proven itself as a standout hop that is just bursting with bright red cherries. Idaho Gem is not just one-dimensionally fruity either as it is backed by some dank and floral elements that help it shine even outside of the hazy IPAs and fruit-forward styles where it is an obvious superstar. Idaho Gem is capable of holding its own as a single hop, but also works well in combination with Citra ®, Mosaic ®, Sabro™, and BRU-1™.
Origin: Idaho, USA. A variety from Gooding Farms Usage: High levels of sweet, fruit-forward aromatic oils make Idaho Gem® ideal for late kettle additions or dry hopping in a wide variety of styles, whether alone or in a blend. Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Bright and forward impressions of fruit candy (think Juicy Fruit or Jolly Rancher) supported by citric grapefruit.
Idaho Gem Stats: Early Yield: 1,700 - 2,100 lbs/acre
Alpha Acid Range: % 11.0 - 14.0
Beta Acid Range: % 5.0 - 7.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha 1.3 - 2.0
Total oils mL/100 gr. 40 - 45
IDAHO GEM™ HOP SUBSTITUTIONS
Idaho Gem hops are rich with flavor and aroma, making them a great hop that can stand alone and be used in a blend. Mosaic, Enigma, and Triumph all carry similar flavor profiles to Idaho Gem making them the perfect substitutions!