A Dual Purpose hop


United States

aroma profile: Fruity, Cedar

Released in 2000 by Washington State University, Glacier is an offspring of French Elsasser, Brewer's Gold and Northern Brewer. It was selected for its good yield potential and low co-humulone, providing smoothness and balanced bitterness in beer.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include plum, blackberry and wood.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

0.8-1 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    4 - 7.5%
  • Beta Acid
    7 - 10%
  • Co-humulone
    13 - 16%
  • Total Oil
    0.8 - 1 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.2 - 0.6% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    35 - 45% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.8 - 1.1% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8 - 13% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    25 - 35% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.2 - 0.3% of total oil

4 Brewer Reviews


Glacier is great for stouts! It has a mild citrus, earthy, berry aroma. Very smooth bittering. Used it in a 3 gallon blackberry stout with one oz in first boil and one at flame out. Probably will try to use in pale ale, but definitely a winner in porters and stouts.

Trent | Oct 15th, 2016

Did an 'almost' one hop IPA with this... almost as I did add a small amount of Columbus. I used 10oz total of Glacier in 5 gal. It is pretty unique and I think it could work for a lot of styles. I am thinking it would be a great match for a hoppy saison, and it would go well in other belgian beers too. I think the description is pretty accurate, but I would add a little 'pine' to the description. I give it 5 stars due to the fact you could use this in so many different beers.

Marcus | Dec 15th, 2016

I brewed a five gallon batch with ONLY Glacier. Had a 90 minute continuously hopped boil using just shy of 4 ounces whole leaf. Then I dry hopped with another four ounces to really make sure that the Hop was present. The AA on my batch was a measly 4.9 while the beta was a 5.6. I wanted to challenge myself in a competition and Glacier didn't disappoint. It's a bright, clean hop with a lot of fruit-forward flavors and an herbal nose. The bitterness is low, but this beer doesn't drink too sweetly.

Jennifer | Aug 30th, 2017

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