Varieties Alpha Acid Characteristics Style Usages Substitutes
Ahtanum 5.2% Fruity flavors and a spicy aroma, a little woodsy, earthy. American Ales, Lagers Amarillo, Cascade
Amarillo® 8-10% A flowery, citrus-like aroma with medium bittering value that is gaining acceptance as a substitute for Cascade due to its hardy nature. Ales, IPAs, Porters Cascade, Centennial
Brewer's Gold 9% Blackcurrant, fruity, spicy. Ales, Pilsner, Lambic, Saison, Biere de Garde Chinook, Galena, Nugget
Cascade 7.1% Flowers, citrus and spice with grapefruit the noticeable fragrance quite often. This medium aroma balances the low bittering value. Very popular hop among craft brewers. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters, Barleywines Amarillo, Centennial, Ahtanum
Centennial 8.7% Flowers and citrus most evident. A medium aroma with mid to high bittering value makes it a dual purpose choice. Ales, IPAs Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo
Challenger 8.3% Mild to Moderate aroma, quite spicy. One of the few recognized all-purpose hops combining moderate amounts of alpha acid with a good kettle aroma. British Ales, Porters, Stouts and Lagers Northern Brewer, Perle
Chinook 11.1% A pine forest washed with exotic spice and infused with grapefruit. This alluring aroma and a high bittering value has gained this hop full respect from craft and major brewers. Most beer styles from Pale Ales to Lagers Galena, Cluster, Nugget, Northern Brewer, Target
Citra 12.5% Very fruity Citrus, peach, apricot, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, melon, gooseberry, lychee fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya and other tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Pale Ales, IPAs Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus, Cascade
Cluster 7.7% Floral aroma, Excellent general purpose hop with medium and well-balanced bittering potential and no undesirable aroma properties. Dark Ales, Pale Ales Galena
Columbus 15.2% High on the bittering scale yet also valued for its oil content creates a hop that is an interesting dichotomy of sharp and herbal. American IPAs and Pale Ales, Stout, Lager Centennial, Chinook, Galena, Nugget
Crystal 4.3% Genteel, continental lady meets American belle with a delicate blend of spices and flowers. Low bittering value adds to the charm. Craft brewers love her style. German-style Pilsner, Lager, Kölsch, ESB, Belgian Ales Liberty, Mt. Hood, Hallertau
East Kent Golding 5.0% The refined older English gentleman with his flowery tones that have produced some of England’s best bitters. All English-style beers (Ales, ESB, Bitter), Belgian-style Ales U.S. Golding
Falconer's Flight 10.8% Falconer’s Flight™ is a hop blend created by Hop Union to honor Northwest brewing legend, Glen Hay Falconer, who passed in 2002. The blend is comprised of Citra™, Simcoe®, and Sorachi Ace along with experimental hops and numerous other NW varieties. Northwest-style IPA
First Gold 8.0% Pleasant citrus/apricot nose that is outstanding in ESB's, IPA's, or fruit beers. English Style Ales, Porters, fruit beers Any Golding Varitety
Fuggle 5.7% Classic English aroma hop with moderate bittering value. Pleasant wood and fruit tones will have you heading off to the hunt. Mild, Woody, and fruity. English-style beers (particularly Stout), American Ales Willametter, East Kent Golding, Styrian Goldings
Galaxy 15.0% Australian high alpha dual purpose hop with a big unique aroma, described as a combination of citrus and passionfruit. Pale Ales, IPAs, Barleywines Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo
Galena 13.4% Citrusy Ales, Porters, Stouts, ESB, Bitters Nugget, Chinook
Glacier 5.6% Mild flavor, earthy aroma. English ales, Stouts, Porters Willamette, Fuggle
U.S. Golding 5.5% Mild, extremely pleasent and gently hoppy. Pale Ale, English Ales Englsih Styles, Belgian Styles
Hallertau 4.1% Named for its origins in the Hallertauer region of Germany, this is a noble aroma hop with ever-so-subtle flower and spice fragrances defining its “über alles” superiority. Very low bittering value. Pilsner, Bock, Lager, Wheat Liberty, Crystal, Mt. Hood
Helga 5.6% Delicate floral and subtle herbal aroma Strong Malt Ales and Lagers
Herbrucker 2.4% Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat Mt. Hood
Horizon 11.2% Floral and spicey. American Ales, Lagers Magnum
Liberty 3.0% American cousin to Hallertau with very similar flower and spice characteristics. Best used as a finishing hop in German-style lagers. Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch Hallertau, Mt. Hood
Magnum 13.5% A German thoroughbred with limited Pacific Northwest plantings. Prized for its high bittering value, the aromatic nature is one of spice and citrus. Pale Ales, IPAs, German-style Lager Northern Brewer, Galena
Mosaic 12.7% Simcoe's daughter with earthy, grassy, herbal, citrus, cedar, tropical, spice and stone fruit notes adding to the pine-based pungency! Brown Ales, IPAs, Pale Ales
Mt. Hood 6.1% Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. “Clean” commonly describes it. Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat Hallertau, Liberty, Crystal
Nelson Sauvin 11.8% Described to have a white wine fruitiness of "crushed gooseberries". Ales, Lagers
Northern Brewer 9.9% A plucky American filly found herself an affable English suitor and the happy union was this well-adapted hop with its neutral, clean aroma and slightly higher-than-average bittering value. Dual purpose. English-style Ales, ESB, Bitter, Porter Galena, Chinook
Nugget 13.5% Strong herbal/slight spice aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry. All Ales, Stout Columbus, Chinook, Target, Galena, Cluster
Northdown 10.8% Mellow English higher alpha-acid hop. Similar to Northern Brewer, but with a better flavor and aroma than domestic NB; A clean bittering hop. Porters Northern Brewer, Target
Palisade 8.7% Aroma described as floral, Subtle Apricot, Grassy or ”Pretty”. English Ales Glacier
Perle 8.0% A palate-pleaser with its moderate, clean bittering qualities and refreshing, spicy aroma. A wide range from Pale Ale to Lager to Stout Northern Brewer, Cluster, Chinook
Pheonix 10.0% Attractive English aroma (sources say similar to challenger) with high alpha-acid. English Ales
Pride of Ringwood 8.0% Quite pronounced aroma but not unpleasant, citrus-like. Australian Lagers Galena, Cluster
Czech Saaz 3.0% The Old World steadfast standby made famous by Pilsner Urquell possesses the aromatic blend of earth and spice notable in European nobles. Low bittering value. Pilsner, Lager, Wheat, Belgian-style Ales Tettnang
Santium 6.1% Resembles a Noble hop aroma. Herbal. Floral. American Lagers, German Lagers, Wheat beers Citra
Simcoe 12.7% A hop variety less than 10 years old that is quickly finding its way into the hearts of bitter-loving craft brewers. Intense pine aroma adds to the fresh, youthful vigor. Dual purpose but generally considered a bittering hop. American Ales, IPAs, Double IPAs Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial (or a blend)
Sterling 5.3% Herbs and spices dominate, flowers and citrus around the fringes. Moderate bittering values with a mix of Saaz and Mt. Hood properties. Ale, Pilsner, Lager Saaz, Mt. Hood
Styrian Golding 3.8% Herbs and spices dominate, flowers and citrus around the fringes. English Ales, Oktoberfest Lagers, Belgian Ales, Pilsners Fuggle, Willamette
Sylva 5.8% Floral, Herbal, Spicy. Pale Lager Helga
Target 8.5% Pleasent English hop aroma, quite intense. English Ales and Lagers None
Tettnang 6.1% Fine, very spicy, mild, floral, very aromatic. Wheats, Lagers Saaz, Spalter
Topaz 16.3% Tropical Fruit, Lychee, Earthy IPA, Pale Ale, American Ales Galaxy
Vanguard 4.8% Slightly flowery, mild. Similar to continental European types Saaz
Warrior 16.0% Its high bittering value and very mild aroma offers new dimensions to IPA and Double IPA brewers. Ales, Stouts Nugget
Willamette 4.9% The king of aroma hops in the U.S. with its modest bittering value and the joyous harmony of flowers, fruit, earth and spice. American Pale and Brown Ales, English-style Ales Fuggle, Tettnang, East Kent Goldings