Universal

Universal was bred in the Czech Republic, but as of 1991 is no longer listed as a commercial variety. It is however still being produced in the US and has since become a darling of the craft brewing industry. It has a pleasant noble aroma and a mild bitterness, good storage stability and due to its nearly identical oil profile, …

Vic Secret

Vic Secret had her first commercial harvest in 2013. Developed in 2000 in Victoria, Australia alongside sister variety Topaz, Vic Secret features elements of tropical fruit, herbs and pine with clean notes of pineapple and passionfruit. Tested abundantly by brewers, Vic Secret’s is best utilized via whirlpool and dry hopping. It is also worth noting that late kettle additions impart …

Wakatu

Wakatu, or Hallertau Aroma as it is sometimes know, is a New Zealand triploid hop with a lot going for it. 2/3 Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and 1/3 New Zealand male, it was released in 1988 from the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research’s hop breeding program. Its nicely balanced oil profile gives it an understated floral aroma atop pungent …

Waimea

Waimea is a new New Zealand dual-use variety originally bred for high alpha and bittering qualities. Released in 2012, it’s heritage stems from Californian Late Cluster, Fuggle and Saaz. Despite its incredibly high alphas, brewing characteristics of Waimea include some decidedly favorable flavor and aromas of fresh-crushed citrus and pine. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known …

Yakima Gold

Developed by Washington State University and released in 2013, Yakima Gold has excellent mild bittering and aroma properties and makes for a great dual-use hop. It descends from Early Cluster and a wild Slovenian male, so it may display some Saaz-like qualities. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known As Yakima Goldings Characteristics Purpose Bittering & Aroma …

Yeoman

Bred at Wye College in the 1970’s, Yeoman is no longer available on the commercial brewing market, but instead has made its mark in breeding other notable varieties. It is responsible for Pioneer and also the Australian hop Super Pride, which has since superseded Pride of Ringwood. Its alphas are very high for an English hop. It seems well equipped …

Simcoe®

Released to the world in 2000 by Yakima Chief Ranches, American variety Simcoe® has become wildly popular with craft brewers. With a high alpha percentage and low cohumulone, it makes a very nice foundational bittering hop. It is also noted though for its favorable aroma qualities. It has a pleasantly fruity, yet earthy herbal and piney aroma. Flying Fish used …

Alliance

Alliance is a daughter of Whitbread Golding and was developed at Wye College alongside Progress in the early 1960’s. It is not known to be grown commercially anywhere at this time. It enjoyed a high yield in England but this was much more inconsistent in US plots. Originally bred to replace Fuggle, but after it resulted in only a marginal …

Smooth Cone

Smooth Cone is a New Zealand hop variety. It is no longer grown commercially but can still be found. Developed in the 1960’s, the variety was introduced alongside two other Black Root Rot resistant varieties, First Choice and Calicross after the disease savaged New Zealand’s hops industry during the mid 20th century. It is the offspring of an open pollination …