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Over 150 hop varieties, including alpha acid, beta acid, total oil and aroma.
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Released in 1999, Bitter Gold is a high alpha variety with excellent aroma capabilities. Its lineage includes Brewer's Gold,...
alpha acids: 12 - 14.5%
beta acids: 4.5 - 6%
Total Oil: 1 - 2 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include pear, watermelon, stone fruit and fresh cut grass.
Similar to Galena but with higher alpha acids, Chelan was developed by the John I Haas, Inc. breeding company and released in...
beta acids: 8.5 - 9.8%
Total Oil: 1.5 - 1.9 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include mild floral and citrus characteristics.
Bred at Wye College in 1995, First Gold is a cross between WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety) and a dwarf male. It features many...
alpha acids: 5.6 - 9.3%
beta acids: 2.3 - 4.1%
Total Oil: 0.7 - 1.5 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include smooth, with tangerine, orange marmalade, apricot, geranium and magnolia.
Re-released in 2007 from the New Zealand hop breeding program, Rakau™ is often described as “the whole orchard.” It is often...
alpha acids: 10 - 11%
beta acids: 5 - 6%
Total Oil: 2.2 - 2.2 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include stone fruit and fig characteristics; fresh orchard fruits, specifically apricot with some resinous pine needle characteristics are noted.
Developed by Hop Breeding Company, HBC 438 is an experimental variety originating from the open pollination of YCR 123, a...
alpha acids: 12.4 - 14.9%
beta acids: 5.1 - 6%
Total Oil: 3 - 3.4 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific descriptors include peachy stone fruit, tropical pineapple, and lime with herbal notes of cedar and coconut; exceptionally distinct and pleasant.
Bred in 1997 at Tasmanian Bushy Park Breeding Garden, Summer™ is the result of open pollination of a tetraploid Czech Saaz....
alpha acids: 5.6 - 6.4%
beta acids: 4.8 - 6.1%
Total Oil: 1.4 - 2 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include apricot and melon.
Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 2011, Wai-iti™ is a...
alpha acids: 2.5 - 3.5%
beta acids: 4.5 - 5.5%
Total Oil: 1.6 - 1.6 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include fresh peaches and apricot characteristics; freshly squeezed limes with top notes of mixed citrus and spice.