ABOUT HOPS
 
  • Hops come in two forms:
    Pellets, & Loose Cones.
  • Pellets are the easiest to use:
    simply add to boil, no straining required. Pellets also store better than loose and compressed plugs.
  • Loose hops are the raw form and should be strained out of wort after boil.

 

Name

Alpha Acid %

Possible Substitutions

Description

Ahtanum

5.7 – 6.3 % Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe Floral, earthy, citrus, and grapefruit tones
Amarillo 8 – 11 %

Cascade, Centennial,

Simcoe

Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange, and grapefruit) characteristics

Apollo

15 – 19% Zeus Citrus, grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, and cannabis

Bramling Cross

6 – 8 % U.K. Golding Strong spic, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemon characteristics

Bravo

14 – 17 % Apollo, Columbus, Magnum, Nugget Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics

Brewer’s Gold

8 – 10 % Chinook, Galena, Nugget Spicy, fruity characteristics, black currant

Cascade

4.5 – 7 % Ahtanum, Amarillo, Centennial Medium intense floral, citrus, and grapefruit tones

Centennial

9.5– 11.5% Cascade, Chinook, Columbus Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
Challenger 6.5 – 9 % Northern Brewer, German Perle Cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics (as a late addition, it can provide crisp, fruity flavors)
Chinook 12 -14 % Columbus, Northern Brewer, Nugget Distinct medium intensity spic and pine characteristics with subtle grapefruit notes
Citra 11 – 13 % Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee

Cluster

5.5 – 8.5 % Galena Strong floral and spicy characteristics
Columbus 14 – 16 % Chinook, Galena, Nugget Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones

Comet

9 – 11 % Galena, Summit A pungent, wild American aroma with citrus (grapefruit) flavors

Crystal

3.5 – 5.5 % Hallertauer, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Hersbruker Mild, spicy and floral
El Dorado 14 – 16 % Mosaic Bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pear, watermelon, and stone fruit
Equinox 14.4 – 15.6 % Citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal. Lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper

Falconer’s Flight

9.5 – 12 % Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Citra Distinct tropical, floral, lemon and grapefruit characteristics

Falconer’s Flight

    7C’s

9 – 10.5%

Centennial, Cascade,Citra

Columbus

Strong fruit and citrus characteristics, with layers of spicy and earthy overtones
First Gold 6.5 – 10 % Crystal, U.K. Golding Slightly spicy, but smooth, with tangerine, orange marmalade, magnolia and floral flavors

U.S. Fuggle

4 – 5.5 % Willamette, U.K. Fuggle, Styrian Golding Mild wood and fruit characteristics

U.K. Fuggle

3.5 – 6.5 % Fuggle, Willamette, Styrian Golding Delicate and pleasant mint, grass and floral tones

Galaxy

11 – 16 % Citra Distinct citrus, peach and passion fruit flavors

Galena

12 – 14 % Brewer’s Gold, Columbus, Nugget Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones

Glacier

~ 5.5 % Fuggle, Willamette, Styrian Golding Citrus notes, and hints of fruit, as well as woody aroma
U.K. Golding 4 – 6 % U.S. Golding Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones
U.S. Golding 4 – 6 % Fuggle, Willamette, U.K. Golding, Styrian Golding Mild and delicate with sweet floral characteristics
U.S. Hallertauer 3.5 – 5.5 % Liberty, Mt. Hood, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Magnum,Tradition Mild and pleasant, spicy, with herbal and floral characteristics

Hallertauer

     Hersbruker

2 – 5 % Mt. Hood Mild, herbal and floral characteristics, with fruity overtones

Hallertuaer

     Mittelfrüh

3 – 5.5 % Liberty, Vanguard, Tradition Mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones

Horizon

16 – 19 % Magnum Pleasant and spicy, with floral characteristics

Liberty

3 – 5 % Hallertauer, Mt. Hood, Tradition Mild and spicy with subtle lemon and citrus characteristics

Magnum

10 – 14 % Columbus, Horizon, Nugget
Mosaic 11.5 – 13.5 % Simcoe,  El Dorado A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics

Mt. Hood

4 – 8 % Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hersbruker Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy
Nelson Sauvin 12 – 13 % Distinct cool climate and white wine “fruitiness” with fresh crushed gooseberry and grape notes
Northdown 7 – 10 % Northern Brewer, U.K. Challenger Pleasant spice, cedar and pine characteristics with hints of floral and berry flavors

U.S. Northern

     Brewer

8 – 10 % Chinook, Galena, German Northern Brewer Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics

German Northern

     Brewer

7 – 10 % Chinook, Galena, Magnum, Northern Brewer, Brewer’s Gold Medium intense herbal and floral notes

Nugget

12 – 14.5 % Columbus, Galena, Magnum Mild and pleasant with spicy, herbal tones

Palisade

5.5 – 9.5 % Willamette Apricot, grass and clean floral characteristics
U.S. Perle 7 – 9.5 % Northern Brewer, German Northern Brewer, German Perle Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics

German Perle

6 – 10 % Northern Brewer, Perle Delicate floral, fruit, spice and mint tones

Pride of

    Ringwood

8.6 – 10.5 % Galaxy Pronounced and pleasant, cedar, oak, and herbal tones. Spice kick with essence of citrus and fruit

Premiant

7 – 11 % Sterling

Czech Saaz

2 – 5 % Saaz, Sterling Very mild, with pleasant earthy, herbal, and floral overtones

U.S. Saaz

3 – 4.5 % Sterling, Czech Saaz Mild spice and earth tones

Saphir

2 – 4.5 % Hallertau Distinct spicy, fruit and citrus (tangerine) tones

Simcoe

12 – 14 % Magnum, Summit Unique passionfruit, pine, earth, and citrus characteristics

Sorachi Ace

11-13% Unique lemon and dill characteristics

Spalt

2.5 – 5.5 % Saaz, Tettnang Mild and herbal, with spicy, floral and fruit tones
Sterling 6 – 9 % Czech Saaz Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics

Styrian Goldings

     (St. Celeia)

2.8 – 5.5 % Fuggle, U.K. Fuggle Very mild, spicy, noble hop flavor
Summit 16 – 19 % Columbus, Simcoe, Warrior Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones

Target

8.5 – 13.5 % Fuggle, Willamette Intense distinct spicy, floral, sage and citrus characteristics

German

    Tettnanger

3 – 6 % Saaz, Hersbruker, Spalt Mild and pleasant with balanced earthy, herbal and floral aroma

U.S.

    Tettnanger

4 – 5 % Fuggle, Spalt Noble aroma that is pleasant and spicy

Tradition

4.6 – 7 % Hallertauer Mittelfruh Earthy and grassy, sweet tones of nectarous fruits including raisins

Vanguard

5 – 6 % Hallertauer, Liberty, Mt. hood, Hersbruker Herbal and floral tones

Warrior

15 – 17 % Columbus, Magnum, Nugget Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics

Willamette

4 – 6 % Fuggle, Glacier, Tettnang, Styrian Golding Mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones
Zythos 10 – 12.5 % Distinct tropical (pineapple) and citrus tones, with slight pine characteristics

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