Vital is a new hop variety out of the Zatec breeding program in the Czech Republic. Both high alpha and beta acid content gives it a spicy hop aroma. To date, Vital has been used successfully in single-hopped pale ales though it was originally bred for pharmaceutical and biomedical purposes with its increased levels of xanthohumol – a potent antioxidant.

Also Known As
Characteristics Spicy hop aroma
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 14%-17%
Beta Acid Composition 8%-11%
Co-Humulone Composition
Country Czech Republic
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Cone Density
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Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Style Guide


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