Ultra hops have traditionally only been grown only in the United States and even then in somewhat limited qualities. They were developed in Oregon in 1983, released commercially in 1995 and are a triploid variety rich in humulene, giving them a mildly spicy aroma and flavor.


A combination of four parts Hallertau one part Saaz and one part an as unnamed varietal, Ultra is well suited to lagers, pilsners, wheats and bocks both for finishing and aroma. Ultra also features an almost identical oil profile to Hallertau Mittelfrüh.

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Characteristics Midly spicy aroma and flavor
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3%-5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.6%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-35%
Country US
Cone Size Small
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 2017-2241 kg/hectare (1800-2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.8-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%-35%
Humulene Oil Composition 30%-40%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-15%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Tettnanger (GR), Saaz, Hallertauer Tradition, Liberty
Style Guide Oktoberfest, Blonde Ale, Harvest Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale, American Lager, Bock

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