Amethyst

Amethyst is an aroma hop from the Czech Republic and is a derivative of Saaz. It features a notably low alpha acid percentage and notes of earthy, citrus and spice. Amethyst’s aroma profile is suited well to full-bodied lagers and pale ales. Also Known As Characteristics Notably earthy, citrusy and spicy Purpose Aroma Alpha Acid Composition 2%-6% Beta Acid Composition …

Vanguard

Vanguard hops possess a unique acid profile. They feature a somewhat rare balance of low alpha acid and high beta acid and an oil profile dominated by high levels of humulene and yet very low levels of cohumulone. Despite exhibiting some similarities to Hallertau Mittelfrüh, surely as a result of their close lineage, this unusual profile gives Vanguard a pronounced …

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 …

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 …

Southern Cross

Southern Cross was created by New Zealand’s HortResearch breeding program as a cross between Smooth Cone and the result of a Californian and English Fuggle. It was released in 1994. In brewing, citrus and Spice and everything nice is how one might describe New Zealand’s Southern Cross variety. A soft bitterness makes it a good early addition to the boil. …

Southern Promise

Southern Promise was bred specifically for the South African region. Created from Southern Brewer and a wild Slovenian male, it was developed in an effort to produce a variety that would grow well in areas with limited sunlight. It has fairly high alpha acids and low cohumulone giving it bright and smooth bittering qualities. It is largely considered a nice …

Strisselspalt

Strisselspalt hails from the Alsace region of France around Strasbourg and is likely related to German Spalt and/or Hersbrucker hops. Thought to be an old land race, its acreage is dwindling due to its inherent low yield but it survives largely on the back of a strong domestic demand for the variety. It is considered a pleasant continental-style aroma hop …

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 …

Tettnanger

Selected from an old German land race, Tettnanger is grown the world over. Swiss, US and Australian varieties can be found on the market today though some foreign versions labeled “Tettnanger” are actually a hybridized mix with Fuggle and not considered a true Tettnanger hop. Tettnanger is grown around its native village of Tettnang in southwest Germany and in small …