Released in 2009, aroma variety Delta is a relatively new kid on the block. It is a Fuggle-type hop, similar to a Willamette, but with a kick. It features a mild and pleasantly spicy aroma of with notes of melon and citrus. Delta is considered ideal for ale finishing.


Hopsteiner first offered Delta to Boston’s Harpoon Brewery as a cross between an English-style Fuggle and a Cascade derived male. Harpoon brewed it into an English-style single hop ESB. Delta has a much more emphatic flavor than its Fuggle parent—a truly American punch.

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Also Known As Hopsteiner 04188
Characteristics Spicy with notes of melon and citrus
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.5%-7%
Beta Acid Composition 5.5%-7%
Co-Humulone Composition 22%-24%
Country US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1600-2000 kg/hectare (1400-1800 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew
Storability Retains 80%-90% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.5-1.1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 25%-35%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-15%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Cascade, Nelson Sauvin, Fuggle, Willamette
Style Guide American Pale Ale, American India Pale Ale, ESBs

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