Sovereign

The granddaughter of Pioneer, Sovereign is an English variety bred at Wye College in the mid-1990s. Released in 2006, Sovereign is gaining respect for its complex and delicate aroma profile. Floral, grassy and minty on the nose, its bittering qualities are classic and well rounded. It has also been reported to impart subtle green tea and vanilla aspects to a …

Pride of Ringwood

When Australian hop Pride of Ringwood was released in 1958 it had the distinction of being the hop with the highest alpha acid content in the world. Though that title has been long surpassed it is still an incredibly popular bittering hop. Best utilized fresh, Pride of Ringwood is primarily a bittering hop but also exhibits spicy, fruity aromas when …

Magnum (US)

Magnum is grown on limited acreage in the US but what is produced has an excellent bittering profile and a nice, hoppy, floral aroma and subtle characters of citrus. Though genetically indistinguishable from the original German Magnum, some subtleties undoubtedly exist through varied growing conditions between the two countries. Both hops however are largely considered to be totally interchangeable. The …

Nelson Sauvin

Nelson Sauvin’s name is derived from the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape to which many agree has similar flavor and aroma characteristics. Developed in New Zealand and released in 2000, it is considered too wild for many major brewers. Despite this, Nelson Sauvin has found significant use among craft breweries and home brewers for its eccentric characteristics. They variety has gained …

Cascade (New Zealand)

New Zealand Cascade features largely the same pleasant and distinctive ‘Cascade’ characteristics enjoyed by its US twin but are higher in alpha acids. Some dispute this comparison however, noting that while its characteristics are similar, New Zealand grown Cascade is more subdued in both flavor and aroma. Original Cascade was developed from English variety Fuggle and the Russian variety, Serebrianka. …

Cicero

Sister to Cekin, Cicero is a dual use hop with a Styrian-type aroma bred from Aurora, a Yugoslav tetraploid male and a USDA tetraploid male. Developed in Slovenia in the 1980’s, Cicero possesses very high vigor and yield potential in home region but has not tested well in the US. Also Known As  HBC 394 Characteristics Purpose Bittering & Aroma …

Amarillo®

Ubiquitous Amarillo® hops are used in several commercial beers where its ultra-high myrcene content creates a delicious orange citrus flavor. It is also highly acidic, making it perfect for ESB’s and Pale Ales. A varietal of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc., Amarillo® was discovered to be a mutation from another variety. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known …