Tolhurst hops were cultivated in the 1880’s by James Tolhurst in Horsmonden, England and are thought to have originated from an old land race. They feature a pleasant, but subdued continental-style aroma and are no longer grown commercially due to their low yield and dreadful storage stability.


In the 1920’s though, the variety was considered by some in the English brewing industry to be a perfect hop alternative for brewers using Fuggle or Golding varieties that “(do) not require a distinctive hop flavour” in their beers.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Subdued but pleasant continental-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2.2%
Beta Acid Composition 2.9%
Co-Humulone Composition 31%
Country UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 335-785 kg/hectares (300-700 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 49% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.65 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 42.5%
Humulene Oil Composition 19.4%
Caryophyllene Oil 7.7%
Farnesene Oil 8.3%
Style Guide

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