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, IPAs, potent for wet-hopping seasonal ales.
CANADIAN RED VINE
5% Alpha Acids, dense and profuse rhizomes, high vigor, excellent yield and disease resistance makes it seem like an interesting prospect but with such a high cohumulone content and low alphas, it is not widely used. It is said to impart mild flavors of cherry, berries, pine and even citrus.
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, 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.
COMET - Strong grapefruit, dank resin flavor, “wild” American hop, 9.4%-12.4% Alpha Acids, Dual Purpose, 1700-2000 lbs/acre, late season
*CRYSTAL – 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
*FUGGLE H- delicate, minty, grassy, slightly floral, 4%-5.5% Alpha Acids, Aroma, 955-1420 lbs/acre, early season
GALENA – Fruity, 12 % Alpha Acids, Bittering, 1600-2000 lbs/acre, mid-season maturity
*GLACIER - Herbs, wood and citrus, 3.3%-9.7% Alpha Acids, bittering and aroma use, 2140-2320 lbs/acre, mid season
MAGNUM - Clean bitterness, subtle citrus flavors, 12%-14% Alpha Acids, Bittering, 1200-1520 lbs/acre, late season maturity
*MT. RANIER – noble Hallertau-like aroma, notes of citrus and licorice, resistance to mildews, 5%-8.1%, dual purpose, mid-season
NEWPORT - Clean bitterness, flavors of wine and balsamic, 13.5%-17% Alpha Acids, Bittering, 1775-2000 lbs/acre, mid to late season maturity
NUGGET - Solid bittering, light flavor, herbal aroma, 9.5%-14 Alpha Acid, Dual Purpose, 1520-1900 lbs/acre, mid-season maturity
SAAZ 72 – noble, herbal character, Czech variety, aroma, 2.5%-4.5% Alpha Acids, 700-1000 lbs./acre, mid-season maturity
SORACHI ACE - Lemon, lime and dill aroma developed in Japan in 1984 for Sapporo Breweries, Ltd. 11.5 - 14.5% Alpha Acid, Dual Purpose
STERLING - Spicy, citrus aroma, herbal notes, 4.5%-9% Alpha Acid, Dual Purpose, 1610-1785 lbs/acre, mid-season maturity
TAHOMA - Subtle flavors and aromas of lemon citrus, orange, wood and spice, 7.2%-8.2% , Aroma, 1700-1900 lbs/acre
TEAMAKER - No bitterness whatsoever, can be used for brewing teas, 0.6%-1.8% Alpha Acids, Aroma, mid-season maturity
TRIPLE PEARL - melon, orange, resin, spice and pepper, 10.3 - 11.2% Alpha Acid, Aroma, 1600-1650 lbs/acre,
TRIUMPH - new release by usda
*ULTRA - Mildly spicy aroma and flavor, 3%-5% Alpha Acid, Aroma, 1800-2000 lbs/acre, Late Season Maturity
*ZATECKI CERVENI – “Saaz-like,” not much information on this Czech variety, 3-6% Alpha Acid, Aroma
ZEUS - Sweet citrus, herbal aromas, 13%-17.5% Alpha Acid, Bittering, 2400-3000 lbs/acre, mid to late season maturity
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