It’s not difficult to see how the Australian hops variety, Summer, got its name after experiencing its sublime and delicate notes of apricot and melon. Others have even noted elements of grass, peach, passionfruit and citrus.


A descendant of Saaz, Summer was created by Hop Products Australia in 1997 and is a low alpha aroma hop that can be well-utilized late in the boil. It is however even better suited to dry hopping and it is in this capacity that its apricot and melon bouquet really shines. In any capacity, it is not as spicy as its Czech parent.

The Malt Shovel Brewery released their Mad Brewers Garden di Paradisi brew in February of 2014 with a mix of sweet, fruity hops that included Summer.

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Also Known As Australian Summer
Characteristics Subtle flavors of apricot, melon, peach and grass
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.6%-6.4%
Beta Acid Composition 4.8%-6.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-25%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 1800-2000 kg/hectare (1605-1784 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.4-2.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 29%-38%
Humulene Oil Composition 28%-50%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%-11%
Farnesene Oil < 1%
Substitutes Saaz
Style Guide Ale, Wheat, Belgian Ale, American Ale, India Pale Pale

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