Bred at the Hop Research Center in Hüll in 1980 and released in 1993, Magnum is a German variety (also grown in the US) and daughter of Galena. It is a high alpha cultivar and is often used as the base bittering variety. Magnum does not display any distinct aroma characteristics, however, subtle spice and fruit characteristics have been noted by some brewers.
Aroma: Magnum is a bittering hop with no distinct aroma characteristics.
Alpha Acid12 - 15.5%
Beta Acid5.5 - 8%
Co-humulone23 - 28%
Total Oil2 - 3 mL/100g
B-Pinene0.4 - 0.8% of total oil
Myrcene30 - 40% of total oil
Linalool0.4 - 0.7% of total oil
Caryophyllene7 - 12% of total oil
Farnesene< 1.0% of total oil
Humulene25 - 30% of total oil
Geraniol0.3 - 0.6% of total oil
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