Hop Profiles


Variety Origin Type Alpha Beta Co-Humulone Total Oil Comments
Acid% Acid% % of AA mls/100gms
Admiral England Bittering 13.5 -15.5 4.8 – 6.0 37 – 45 1.0 – 1.7 Newer high-alpha type, a more potent replacement for Target.
Ahtanum U.S. Aroma 5.7 – 6.3 5.0 – 6.5 30 – 35 0.8 – 1.2 New U.S. aromatic hop with medium alpha.
Amarillo U.S. Aroma 8.0 – 11.0 6.0 – 7.0 21 – 24 1.5 – 1.9 New U.S. Variety. Privately grown and registered. Somewhat like Cascade
Bramling Cross England Dual 6.0 – 7.8 2.2 – 2.8 26 – 31 0.8 – 1.2 Wild Manitoba/Golding cross. Blackcurrant, lemony aroma.
Brewers Gold Germany Dual 5.5 – 8.0 2.0 – 3.5 40 – 48 1.8 – 2.2 English/Wild Canadian cross. Pungent English character.
Cascade N.Z. Aroma 5.0 – 7.0 4.0 – 5.0 36 – 39 0.8 – 1.5 Introduced to NZ in late 80’s. Similar profile to US Cascades.
Cascade U.S. Dual 4.5 – 7.0 4.5 – 7.0 33 – 40 0.8 – 1.5 Unique American floral character, defines U.S. pale ale style.
Centennial U.S. Dual 9.5 -11.5 3.5 – 4.5 29 – 30 1.5 – 2.3 Similar to Cascade but higher alpha. Formerly called CFJ 90.
Challenger England Dual 6.5 – 8.5 2.5 – 4.5 20 – 25 1.0 – 1.5 Dual purpose English hop with fruity aroma.
Chinook U.S. Dual 12.0 – 14.0 3.0 – 4.0 29 – 34 1.5 – 2.5 High alpha with resiny grapefruit aroma. Golding ancestry.
Cluster U.S. Dual 5.5 – 8.5 4.5 – 5.5 36 – 42 0.4 – 0.8 Original American hop. A certain sharpness often called «cattiness»
Columbus U.S. Bittering 14.0 – 16.0 4.5 – 5.5 30 – 35 1.5 – 2.0 New super high-alpha variety. Finding favour with microbreweries.
Crystal U.S. Aroma 2.0 – 4.5 4.5 – 6.5 20 – 26 1.0 – 1.5 Newer variety with fine Hallertau character. Ultra clean!
East Kent Golding England Aroma 4.4 – 6.7 2.0 – 2.7 29 – 30 0.7 – 1.0 The traditional English aroma hop, reserved for Pale Ales.
Eroica U.S. Bittering 11.0 – 13.0 4.0 – 5.5 36 – 42 0.8 – 1.3 Very pungent English flavour. No longer commercially available
First Gold England Dual 5.6 – 8.7 2.4 – 3.6 29 – 34 0.7 – 1.5 Dwarf hop with fine English Golding character. WGV heritage.
Fuggle England Dual 3.0 – 5.5 2.0 – 3.0 29 – 30 0.7 – 1.4 Traditional hop for darker beers. Less refined than Golding.
Fuggle U.S. Aroma 4.0 – 5.5 1.5 – 2.0 25 – 32 0.7 – 1.2 Similar to English Fuggle but with slightly higher alpha.
Galena U.S. Bittering 12.0 – 14.0 7.0 – 9.0 38 – 42 0.9 – 1.2 Brewers Gold ancestry. Pungent English flavour.
Glacier U.S. Dual 3.3 – 9.7 5.4 – 9.5 11 – 13 0.7 – 1.6 New US dual purpose hop with balanced bittering properties & good aroma.
Green Bullet N.Z. Bittering 13.0 – 15.0 6.5 – 7.0 41 – 43 1.4 – 1.9 Early NZ triploid dual purpose hop with unique raisiny and slight floral note.
Hallertau U.S. Aroma 3.5 – 5.5 3.5 – 4.5 18 – 24 0.6 – 1.0 US bred aroma hop with low co-humulone but quite dissimilar to German Hallertauer.
Hallertau Aroma N.Z. Dual 7.0 – 10.0 7.5 – 9.0 28 – 32 1.5 – 2.0 NZ triploid bred from Hallertau mittelfruh with mix of floral & slight Citrussy note.
Hallertauer Magnum Germany Bittering 12.0 – 14.0 4.5 – 5.0 24 – 25 1.9 – 2.3 High alpha with some German taste characteristics.
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Germany Aroma 3.5 – 5.5 3.0 – 4.0 17 – 24 0.7 – 1.3 Original «noble-type» aroma hop. Being replaced with newer hops.
Hallertauer Taurus Germany Bittering 12.0 – 16.0 3.5 – 4.5 23 – 25 1.2 – 1.6 New high alpha variety with high xanthohumol content some disease resistance.
Hallertauer Tradition Germany Aroma 5.0 – 7.0 4.0 – 5.0 26 – 29 1.0 – 1.4 Disease resistant, more aromatic replacement for Hallertauer.
Herald England Dual 11.0 – 13.0 4.8 – 5.5 35 – 37 1.0 – 1.9 Dwarf variety with balanced bitterness and acceptable aroma.
Hersbrucker Germany Aroma 3.0 – 5.5 4.0 – 5.5 19 – 25 0.7 – 1.3 Traditional German variety. Drier, spicier than Hallertauer.
Hersbrucker Pure Germany Aroma 4.2 – 5.2 2.0 – 2.8 25 – 27 0.5 – 0.7 New aroma variety bred at Hull excellent aroma and low co-humulone.
Horizon U.S. Dual 10.2 – 16.5 6.5 – 8.5 17 – 22 1.5 – 2.0 New high alpha hop with good aroma
Hüller Bitterer Germany Dual 5.0 – 6.3 4.8 – 5.2 27 – 30 1.3 – 1.7 Wilt resistant variety with acceptable aroma and bitterness.
Liberty U.S. Aroma 3.0 – 5.0 3.0 – 4.0 24 – 30 0.6 – 1.2 American Hallertauer clone. Somewhat floral & fruity.
Lublin/Lubelski Poland Aroma 3.0 – 5.0 2.5 – 3.5 25 – 30 0.7 – 1.2 Polish hop with Saaz origins. Refined spicy flavour.
Marynka Czech Republic Dual 9.0 – 12.0 10.2 -13.0 26 – 33 1.8 – 2.2 A bittering hop with strong & intense aroma.
Merkur Germany Bittering 12.0 – 14.0 5.0 – 5.2 18 – 19 2.6 – 3.0 New high alpha variety with a strong aroma.
Mount Hood U.S. Aroma 5.0 – 8.0 5.0 – 7.5 22 – 23 1.0 – 1.3 An American Hallertauer clone with similarities to Hersbrucker.
Nelson Sauvin N.Z. Dual 12.0 – 14.0 6.0 – 8.0 22 – 26 1.7 – 2.0 Specialist bittering hop with unique herbaceous/grape flavour.
Newport U.S. Bittering 13.5 – 17.0 7.2 – 9.1 36 – 38 1.6 – 3.3 Newer variety (2002) high alpha bittering hop
Northdown England Dual 6.8 – 9.5 3.3 – 6.2 24 – 30 1.2 – 2.2 Generally regarded as the best of the English dual purpose hops
Northern Brewer Germany Dual 7.0 -10.0 3.0 – 5.0 28 – 33 1.6 – 2.1 Neutral-tasting multipurpose hop.
Nugget U.S. Bittering 12.0 -14.0 4.0 – 6.0 24 – 30 1.7 – 2.3 High-alpha hop with delicate but pleasant aroma.
Opal Australia Dual 13.0 – 14.0 3.5 – 4.0 28 – 34 0.9 – 1.1 A combination of high alpha and good aroma.
Orion Germany Dual 6.0 – 8.5 3.2 – 4.2 27 – 30 0.9 – 1.1 A Perle cross hop with medium level of bitterness with acceptable aroma.
Outeniqua South Africa Dual 12.0 – 13.5 4.1 – 5.1 28 – 30 1.5 – 1.7 New diploid hop bred for South African day length with high alpha & pleasant aroma.
Pacific Gem N.Z. Bittering 14.0 – 17.0 7.5 – 8.5 37 – 40 1.8 – 2.4 High alpha variety with delicate blackberry/floral, oak flavour.
Pacific Hallertau N.Z. Aroma 5.0 – 6.5 6.0 – 7.0 22 – 26 1.5 – 2.3 Triploid aroma type hop bred from Hallertau Mittelfruh.
Pacific Sunrise N.Z. Bittering 12.5 – 14.5 6.0 – 6.5 27 – 30 1.7 – 2.0 NZ triploid hop with high alpha and clean crisp bitterness.
Perle Germany Dual 5.0 – 7.5 3.0 – 4.0 28 – 32 0.9 – 1.3 Hallertauer replacement with higher alpha.
Perle U.S. Dual 7.0 – 9.5 4.0 – 5.0 27 – 32 0.7 – 0.9 Hallertauer replacement with higher alpha.
Phoenix England Dual 12.0 – 15.0 3.3 – 5.3 24 – 28 1.3 – 2.5 New dual use hop with very attractive English aroma.
Pilgrim (P38) England Dual 10.0 – 13.0 4.2 – 5.2 36 – 38 1.6 – 2.0 Released 2001. High Selinene content may be of interest to brewers.
Pioneer England Dual 8.0 – 10.0 3.5 – 4.0 36 – 40 1.0 – 1.8 New dwarf variety with clean bitterness and mild English aroma.
Pride of Ringwood Australia Dual 9.0 – 12.0 4.0 – 6.0 33 – 39 1.0 – 2.0 Long established Tasmanian wild/English cross. Medium alpha and good aroma.
Progress England Dual 6.0 – 7.5 2.0 – 2.5 25 – 36 0.5 – 0.8 WGV/American cross. Similar to Fuggle but a little sweeter.
Saaz Czech Republic Aroma 3.0 – 4.5 3.0 – 4.0 25 – 30 0.4 – 0.7 The classic spicy/herbal hop of Pilsener beers.
Saaz Triploid «B» N.Z. Aroma 6.5 – 8.5 5.0 – 5.8 27 – 30 1.0 – 2.0 NZ triploid aroma hop with a Citrussy aroma.
Santiam U.S. Aroma 5.0 – 7.0 6.0 – 8.0 22 – 24 1.3 – 1.5 Tettnang type triploid with medium alpha and good aroma.
Simcoe U.S. Dual 12.0 – 14.0 4.5 – 5.0 15 – 20 2.0 – 2.5 US bred dual purpose hop with very low co-humulone, good bitterness & aroma.
Southern Brewer South Africa Dual 9.0 – 10.5 3.6 – 4.5 38 – 41 1.4 – 1.6 Traditional SA hop with pleasant aroma and medium alpha.
Southern Cross N.Z. Dual 12.0 – 14.6 5.0 – 6.0 25 – 28 1.5 – 2.5 NZ triploid dual purpose hop with spicy, lemony& slightly piney flavours.
Southern Promise South Africa Dual 9.5 – 11.5 3.6 – 5.4 20 – 22 0.6 – 0.8 New SA hop with medium alpha, pleasant aroma & low co-Humulone.
Southern Star South Africa Bittering 12.0 – 15.5 4.8 – 5.2 30 – 32 1.5 – 1.7 New SA hop with high alpha.
Spalt U.S. Aroma 3.0 – 6.0 3.0 – 5.0 20 – 25 0.5 – 1.0 Similar to German Spalt but with higher myrcene content. Noble aroma.
Spalter Germany Aroma 3.5 – 5.5 4.0 – 5.5 23 – 28 0.5 – 1.1 Highly valued traditional German noble hop, important in altbiers.
Spalter Select Germany Aroma 4.0 – 6.0 3.5 – 4.5 21 – 25 0.5 – 1.0 Disease-resistant cultivar of Spalt, closer to Hallertauer in aroma.
Status U.S. Dual 12.5 – 14.0 8.5 – 9.0 32 – 35 1.5 – 1.8 US bred dual purpose hop. Similar bittering & aromatic properties to Galena.
Sterling U.S. Dual 6.0 – 9.0 4.0 – 6.0 23 – 24 1.3 – 1.9 New US aroma hop with medium alpha. Pleasant herbal/spicy aroma.
Sticklebract N.Z. Dual 13.0 – 14.5 7.5 – 8.0 42 – 44 1.2 – 2.0 NZ triploid bittering hop with hint of piney & Citrussy flavours.
Strisselspalt France Aroma 3.0 – 5.0 3.0 – 5.0 20 – 25 0.6 – 0.9 The main French variety, probably related to Hallertauer.
Styrian Golding Slovenia Aroma 4.5 – 6.0 2.0 – 3.0 25 – 30 0.5 – 1.0 A Fuggle with a rich Golding character. Common in Belgian ales.
Sun U.S. Bittering 12.0 – 16.0 4.5 – 7.0 30 – 40 2.5 – 5.0 US bittering hop that imparts a intense note to beer.
Super Alpha N.Z. Dual 12.5 – 15.0 7.0 – 8.5 36 – 39 1.2 – 2.2 Long established NZ triploid dual purpose hop with crisp clean flavour
Super Pride Australia Dual 14.0 – 15.0 7.0 – 8.0 30 – 34 1.7 – 1.9 High alpha seedless triploid bred as a replacement for Pride of Ringwood.
Super Styrian (Aurora) Slovenia Dual 7.5 – 8.8 3.6 – 4.0 22 – 26 1.0 – 1.2 A Northern Brewer cross with good bitterness and pleasant aroma.
Target England Bittering 9.5 – 12.5 4.3 – 5.5 35 – 39 1.2 – 1.4 Early high-alpha variety, mostly goes into extract products.
Tettnanger Germany Aroma 3.5 – 5.5 3.5 – 5.0 23 – 29 0.6 – 1.0 Traditional aroma hop with soft spiciness. Great in Weiss bier.
Tettnanger U.S. Aroma 4.0 – 5.0 3.0 – 4.0 20 – 25 0.4 – 0.8 Similar to German Tettnang but with higher alpha and myrcene contents.
Ultra U.S. Aroma 2.0 – 3.5 3.0 – 4.5 23 – 38 0.5 – 1.0 Newer aroma variety with a very nice Saaz character.
Vanguard U.S. Aroma 4.0 – 5.0 5.0 – 6.0 15 – 20 0.8 – 1.2 New US aroma hop with low co-humulone bred from Hallertau Mittelfruh.
Victoria Australia Bittering 14.0 – 15.0 6.0 – 8.0 38 – 40 1.6 – 2.0 A high alpha seedless triploid.
Warrior U.S. Bittering 15.0 – 17.0 4.5 – 5.5 24 – 26 1.0 – 2.0 High alpha hop with low co-humulone.
WGV England Dual 5.4 – 7.7 2.0 – 3.3 32 – 43 0.9 – 1.4 Traditional English hop with sweet, fruity aroma. A little coarse.
Willamette U.S. Dual 4.0 – 6.0 3.0 – 4.0 30 – 35 1.0 – 1.5 American grown version of Fuggle. Very similar but softer.
Zeus U.S. Bittering 12.0 – 18.0 4.0 – 6.0 27 – 35 1.0 – 2.0 A bittering hop that imparts an intense aroma to beer.