Alpha acids: 5.8-11%, betas 2.6-4.8%, cohumulone 27%, total oils 1.2ml/100g, myrcene 44-60%, humulene 15%.
We love this plant! It grows rapidly and beefy like a true “alpha.” Alpharoma is a dual use hop bred in New Zealand. It is also referred to as Rakau Hop. The aroma is potent citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It matures late, similar to other NZ varieties. Storage stability is very good, over 70% remaining. Beer styles include Pale Ales, Lagers, and IPAs; potent for wet-hopping seasonal ales.
4.5-7% Alpha Acids
• Domestic • Finishing Hop
We call this the ‘flour’ in many beer recipes. Cascade is a staple for creating flavorful craft beers. It is a dual-purpose hop used in American Pale Ale. The aroma is flowery, citrusy, grapefruit & spice. It’s good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. USDA release from Oregon State University in the early 1970s. It is named for the Cascade Mountain range. It ripens in late August and early September. It's used for all US-Style Ales, IPAs, Porters, Barley Wines, Witbier. Common substitutes include Amarillo, Centennial, and Ahtanum.
It’s still early to tell, but there had been talk about Cashmere being a possible substitute to Citra for growers and brewers. The name suggests a smooth addition for craft brews. A product of parents Cascade and Northern Brewer, the Cashmere hop has a unique aroma of herbal, spicy and melon flavors with citrus fruits. It also contains an alpha acid range of about 7.7% to 9.1%, giving it a moderate bittering quality that works well in an IPA, APA, or any American Ale. Taste this brand new hop in commercial brews like Stag Hop #2 from Triple Voodoo Brewery.
Alpha Acids: 9.5-11.5% , betas 3.5-4.5%, cohumulone 28-30%, Total oils 1.5-2.5 ml/100g myrcene 45-55%, humulene 10-18%.
Centennial is probably the most grown hop in Ohio, next to Cascade - brewers love this hop. Sometimes called “Super Cascade”; Centennial has nearly double the alpha profile of Cascade. Many craft brewers today find this to be a very favorable variety because of its balance of aroma/ bittering/high oils and lupulin content. It also has an abundant amount of lupulin that is dark yellow. The aroma is medium with floral and citrus tones; not as citrusy as Cascade but has more bittering. Maturity is earlier in the season- late July/ early August. Storage stability is fair with 60-65% alpha acids remaining after 6 months. Beer styles include all Ale styles and can be used with Wheat Beers.
Alpha Acids: 10-14%, betas 3-4%, cohumulone 29-34%, total oils 1.5-2.7%, myrcene 35-40%, humulene 18-25%, caryophyllene 9-11%.
Right up there with Cascade and Centennial, Chinook is one of the most widely grown hops in Ohio, considered a ‘workhorse’ due to its vigor. It is a dual-purpose bittering/flavoring hop with heavy aroma; spicy, pine-resiny with grapefruit notes. Beer styles include pale ales, lagers, IPAs, steam beer, and heavy bodied dark ales.
Strong grapefruit, dank resin flavor, “wild” American hop, 9.4%-12.4% Alpha Acids, Dual Purpose, 1700-2000 lbs/acre, late season
Woody, floral and fruity with spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper, high growth rate, 2.8-4.4% Alpha Acids, Aroma, 1800-2200 lbs/acre, late season
Clean bitterness, subtle citrus flavors, 12%-14% Alpha Acids, Bittering, 1200-1520 lbs/acre, late season maturity
noble Hallertau-like aroma, notes of citrus and licorice, resistance to mildews, 5%-8.1%, dual purpose, mid-season
Clean bitterness, flavors of wine and balsamic, 13.5%-17% Alpha Acids, Bittering, 1775-2000 lbs/acre, mid to late season maturity
Solid bittering, light flavor, herbal aroma, 9.5%-14 Alpha Acid, Dual Purpose, 1520-1900 lbs/acre, mid-season maturity
noble, herbal character, Czech variety, aroma, 2.5%-4.5% Alpha Acids, 700-1000 lbs./acre, mid-season maturity
No bitterness whatsoever, can be used for brewing teas, 0.6%-1.8% Alpha Acids, Aroma, mid-season maturity
melon, orange, resin, spice and pepper, 10.3 - 11.2% Alpha Acid, Aroma, 1600-1650 lbs/acre,
TRIUMPH - NEW RELEASE USDA
- Breeding/Development: USA. Triumph was selected out of the USDA Hop Breeding & Genetics program at Corvallis, OR and released in 2018. Its parentage includes Nugget, Brewers Gold, East Kent Goldings, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh.
- Brewing Application: Intended as a higher-alpha (approx. 9-12%) aroma variety with high myrcene and humulene content and low cohumulone, Triumph can be used as a standalone hop or as part of a blend in everything from pale ales to hazy IPAs.
- Sensory: Intense and fruity with prominent peach, lime, and orange, followed with suggestions of spice and pine.
Sweet citrus, herbal aromas, 13%-17.5% Alpha Acid, Bittering, 2400-3000 lbs/acre, mid to late season maturity
VISTA - NEW RELEASE BY USDA
- The Agricultural Research Center has given the experimental USDA hop previously known as 2006009-074 a name, Vista, and is making her available to hop farmers across the country. Genetic material has been deposited in the National Clean Plant Network and is available for purchase.
- Vista is the daughter of an open-pollinated tetraploid Perle plant. Adjectives attached to the aroma of beers brewed with 074 included orange, lime peel, tropic, floral and stone fruit. As important, she is high yielding, drought/heat tolerant and has thrived in hop growing regions beyond the Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
- What this means is that hop farmers outside the Northwest – as well as those in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, of course – will have another New World variety that grows well in their region. And brewers who want to use local hops – but are not ready to forsake those with the newest, never-tasted-this-before flavors – will have an option that checks both boxes.
Hop Information gathered from Hopslist and USA Hops websites.
Note - Lbs/acre are based on PNW yields and can be used as comparison between varieties in the Midwest
*it’s possible these varieties will be in limited supply this year, since they are newer stock plants for us