Goldings (NZ)

New Zealand Goldings are said to have a subtle flavor and an enjoyable perfume with a nicely rounded bittering. It differs from the English Kent Goldings in its delicate touch. In fresh beers, its flavor will only hold for about a month. Good traditional aroma hop used late in the boil or for dry hopping. Also Known As Characteristics Purpose …

Orbit

Orbit is a dynamic hop blend consisting of a constantly evolving selection of hops from New Zealand’s ‘Hops with a Difference’ breeding program. The selected hops in Orbit change year to year based on an available crops quality and uniqueness. As such, no specific tasting notes are possible but usage in the past has resulted in flavors and aromas of …

Smaragd

Smaragd is another interesting hop to come out of the Hop Research Institute in Germany. Bred with the purpose of creating a more disease resistant alternative to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, it was released for large-scale production in 2007. Meaning ‘emerald’ in German, Smaragd is a low acid, low cohumulone aroma hop with an interesting oil balance. Myrcene and farnesene make up …

Bouclier

Emerging in 2005, Bouclier is a cross between Alsace-grown Strisselspalt and a wild male from Wye, Kent. It is unclear however if this variety was first developed in the UK or across the Channel in France. The aroma of the cones is herby and grassy with a sniff of spice. In a brew, Bouclier extracts a citrusy and floral character …

Vital

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. …

MultiHead

MultiHead is a neomexicanus breed native to New Mexico and is so named because of its tendency to produce dual cones. It is a unique hop in the industry and in brewing features a heady, floral aroma and some citrus elements. Also Known As Characteristics Heady, floral aroma, some sweet fruit and citrus Purpose Bittering & Aroma Alpha Acid Composition …

Neo1

Neo1 is another neomexicanus breed, this time with a potent lemon-citrus character. Native to New Mexico, it is a true sun-worshipping hop, with quite lively growth when exposed to maximum sunlight. It is also said that Neo1 is naturally pest resistant due to its abundance of limonene and linalool. Noe1 is a sister to Amallia. Want this hop? Browse our …

Amallia

Native to New Mexico, Amallia is a neomexicana varietal with a deeply earthy aroma and pronounced flavors of orange citrus. Bold and unique, it is considered well suited to brown or dark ales for both bittering and aroma. This variety was being trialed in Michigan by Michigan State University researchers in 2014. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. …

Willow Creek

Native to Colorado, neomexicanus variety Willow Creek is very new to the brewing scene. There is very little information about them available but they are reportedly considered to be similar to other available neomexicanus varieties Amallia, Neo 1, and Multihead. Willow Creek is currently in the midst of production trials and hopefully some will be available soon for brewery trials. …

Styrian Gold

Styrian Gold should not be confused with Styrian Golding (aka Savinjski Golding, technically a Fuggle-type hop). Styrian Gold is a Slovenian hop, bred from a Savinjski Golding and a Slovenian wild male. It has a noble aroma and a balanced hoppiness, which stems from its 1:1 alpha/beta acid ratio. Styrian Gold also benefits from good storage stability. It was released …