Developed by Washington State University and released in 2000, Glacier is a high yielding, dual-purpose hop characterized by low cohumulone levels, giving it a moderate and pleasant bitterness. Glacier’s aroma and flavor notes are herby, woody and citrusy.


Glacier’s popularity in the brewing sector is growing. It is highly suited for IPAs, ESBs and APAs, but has been used in many other styles as well. It is the progeny of Elsasser, Northern Brewer and Brewer’s Gold.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Herbs, wood and citrus
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 3.3%-9.7%
Beta Acid Composition 5.4%-10%
Co-Humulone Composition 11%-16%
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 2400-2600 kg/hectare (2140-2320 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew and downy mildew
Storability Retains 70%-75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 33%-62%
Humulene Oil Composition 24%-36%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%-13%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Willamette, Fuggle (US), Tettnanger, Golding (US)
Style Guide Extra Special Bitter, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, American Pale Ale

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