Sticklebract

Sticklebract is a dual-use New Zealand variety and another variety bred to stem the issues from Black Root Rot that were present in the country during the mid 20th century. It was selected as a seedling in the 1970’s from open pollinated First Choice. Stickleback’s dominant aroma comes from high selinene and high myrcene resulting in a somewhat English, piney-citrusy …

Dr Rudi

Originally known as SuperAlpha, 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. 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 for its …

Talisman

Released in 1965, Talisman is an American Cluster variety descended from 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. Want this hop? Browse our …

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 Czechia, 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, it is …

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 …