Aurora is aroma hop variety of high quality, high contents of bitter substances, excellent bitterness and aroma. It contains 7 – 13 % of Alpha-acid (22 – 26 % of Cohumulone). The ratio between Alpha and Beta acid is about 2.7. The essential oil content varies from 0.9 to 1.6 % of dry hops. The ratio between Alpha-Humulene and Beta-Caryophyllene in the essential oil is about 3.2. Aurora has a very good storage stability. Beer prepared with this variety has good organoleptical scores. The yield of Alpha-acid is very good when brewing with this variety.
The hop gives a great, mellow tropical fruit flavour and aroma, along with a slight herbal, marijuana flavour. Great for a summer ale and with enough character of its own to stand up in a single hop beer.