Amethyst is an aroma hop from the Czech Republic and is a derivative of Saaz. It features a notably low alpha acid percentage and notes of earthy, citrus and spice. Amethyst’s aroma profile is suited well to full-bodied lagers and pale ales.

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Characteristics Notably earthy, citrusy and spicy
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 7%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-28%
Country Czech Republic
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.4-1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 42%
Humulene Oil Composition 19%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%
Farnesene Oil
Style Guide Pale Ale, Lager


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