Warrior®

Developed by Select Botanicals Group, proprietary American hop Warrior® is fast becoming a favorite, especially with US craft breweries. Among its desirable traits are its clean, smooth bittering and a somewhat inconspicuous citrusy and spicy aroma. Its pedigree is a unknown to the public. Dogfish Head Brewery employs Warrior® in many of its brews, most notably in its 60 Minute …

Zeus

Aptly named after the god of lightning and thunder, proprietary American hybrid variety Zeus is a high yielding hop with a pleasant aroma noted for its pungent hoppy “kick” and spicy, herbal flavor and aroma. Though it is sometimes considered identical to Columbus and Tomahawk®, or CTZ as they are sometimes sold, it has been identified as being genetically distinct …

Magnum

German-grown Magnum is fast becoming a brewing favorite in Europe and towards being one of the most widely grown high alpha varieties in the US. Used predominately as a base bittering hop it features an exceptional growth rate, yield and superlative storage stability and is said to result in squeaky clean bitterness and subtle citrus-like flavors. Originally created at the …

Mandarina Bavaria

Daughter of Cascade (US), Hallertau Blanc and Hüll Melon, Mandarina Bavaria originated in Hüll, Germany and was released to the brewing masses in 2012. It is useful for both flavor and aroma and imparts slightly sweet notes of tangerine and citrus, especially when used for dry hopping. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known As Characteristics Tangerine, …

Millennium

Millennium was, unsurprisingly, released in the year 2000. Emanating from the John I. Haas Breeding Program, Millennium hops are directly descended from Nugget and are considered similar in many ways to Columbus. They were born largely out of a desire for greater disease resistance and storage stability. They work well as a bittering agent in American-style ales, Stouts and are …

Columbus

The exact lineage of the proprietary hop Columbus is unknown. Its namesake was created in part as the result of a legal dispute between Hopunion and Yakima Chief when both parties attempted to patent the same hop. Yakima Chief’s variety was named Tomahawk®. After an agreement was reached, both names were registered. They are technically the same hop however. Originally …

Falconer’s Flight®

Falconer’s Flight® is a proprietary blend of Pacific Northwest hops. These include 7 “C” hops, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra®, Cluster, Columbus and Crystal in addition to experimental varieties developed by Hopunion LLC. Launched in 2010, it is considered a dual-purpose blend particularly suited to IPAs, but also Pale Ales and Lagers. Falconer’s Flight® is listed has having distinct tropical, floral, …

Galena

Super alpha Galena has edged out California Cluster as the most widely used bittering hop variety in the US and is also an excellent dual-use hop. It is thought to have ousted Cluster because brewers tend to like Galena’s fruitier aroma over Cluster’s reputed “cattiness”. Super Galena was created to address these concerns. Galena’s flavor profile really kicks with clean …