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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