Newport is the offspring of Magnum and a USDA male variety. Oregon State University and the USDA successfully bred it in 2002 in an effort to address concerns over mildew resistance. It was said to have helped save Northwest US hops production around this time when mildew issues threatened multiple hops varieties.


Newport features flavors ranging from wine-like to balsamic but with its exceptionally high alpha content, it is mostly used early in the boil for clean bitterness.

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Also Known As New Port
Characteristics Clean bitterness, flavors of wine and balsamic
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 13.5%-17%
Beta Acid Composition 7.2%-9.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 36%-38%
Country US
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Loose to moderate
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 1990-2250 kg/hectare (1775-2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.6-3.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 47%-54%
Humulene Oil Composition 9%-1%
Caryophyllene Oil 1%-7%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Galena, Nugget
Style Guide Pale Ale, Amecan Lager

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