Dr Rudi

Originally known as Super Alpha, the variety was renamed to Dr Rudi in 2012. It was bred from New Zealand Smooth Cone and is largely grown in New Zealand. It was originally released in 1976. Originally considered a bittering hop, Dr Rudi is now widely regarded as dual-use and features a grassy, piney, citrus character. It is also well known …

Talisman

Released in 1965, Talisman is an American Cluster variety descended from Late Cluster. Peaking at 4.6% of total US hop production in 1973, the popularity of Talisman has steadily declined ever since. Currently, it is no longer grown commercially. It has fairly low alpha acids, although up to 8% AAU was recorded in the Yakima Valley. Also Known As Characteristics …

Target

English dual-use variety Target was released in 1992 and features a lineage including Northern Brewer and Eastwell Golding. Though being somewhat closely related, Target’s cousin, Challenger is considerably different. Target’s popularity has gone up and down over the years but it now seems to be popular with craft brewers, being used in Green Man Ale’s IPA in Asheville, North Carolina …

Tettnanger (US)

This variety has created so much industry confusion. In fact, you can still find sites online that describe American Tettnanger as a true Tettnanger. In reality, it is a clone of rhizomes imported as Swiss Tettnanger. Recent tests have shown it to be genetically distinct from the original land race, Tettnang Tettnanger. Instead, the US varietal is more likely a …

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 …

Pride of Kent

Developed in England at Wye College, Pride of Kent features a pleasant continental-type aroma. It was first developed sometime in the early to mid 20th century from open pollinated Brewer’s. Pride of Kent is also the parent of the celebrated Australian variety, Pride of Ringwood. Also Known As Characteristics Purpose Bittering & Aroma Alpha Acid Composition 8%-11% Beta Acid Composition …