Hallertauer (New Zealand)

Hallertau (New Zealand) is a triploid hop bred from Hallertau Mittelfrüher and a New Zealand male cultivar. First introduced in 1988 by HortResearch (now the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research), it is purported to impart a distinct lime ‘zing’ beneath a delicately floral top. Despite being bred from Hallertau Mittelfrüher, its New Zealand parent has modified the …

Admiral

Admiral is an excellent mid-season hops variety derived from grandparent Challenger and likely parent, Northdown. Its exact lineage is unclear. Hailing from Wye College, England it was released to the brewing world in 1998 as a potential high-alpha replacement or complimentary addition to Target hops. It features higher acid content than either of its elders, possesses aggressive but smooth bittering …

Rakau

Rakau, or AlphaAroma as it was previously known, was developed in New Zealand. Languishing in its disease free habitat, Rakau features a high concentration of myrcene is said to pair it beautifully to dry-hopped American Pale Ales. It was initially bred in the late 1970’s from Smooth Cone through open pollination but it was not released to the market until …

BOR

Selected by Dr Bob Romanko, BOR 704 was so named for it’s planting position, row 7, plant 04, in the Prosser “Bone Yard” in the Yakima Valley. It features an aroma profile that is distinctly European. While BOR exhibits a relatively poor yield, it has been used to breed other seedlings in an effort to pass on its low cohumulone …

Calypso

Calypso is a Yakima Valley bred, dual-purpose diploid hop with Hopsteiner lineage on both sides. Despite its aroma-focused origins, it boasts a high alpha acid percentage. In addition to this, Calypso features crisp, fruity aromas and flavors that exhibit elements of apple, pear and stone fruit brightened with hints of lime citrus. It is marvelously complex with an almost understated …