Horizon is a versatile hop with some star qualities. Created in Oregon in 1970, Horizon is a diploid hop and half-sister to Nugget.


Considered dual-use it has high alpha acids, but also low cohumulone – a trait considered highly favorable when bittering. Its high myrcene and high farnesene content give it some great aroma and flavor notes too, both floral and citrusy.

It has been picked up by several craft brewers and is a star at North by Northwest brewery in Austin, Texas where it is used in its top three classic brews, as well as in their specialty beers from time to time.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Floral, citrusy
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8.8%-16.5%
Beta Acid Composition 5.5%-8.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 16%-22%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 1800-2000 kg/hectare (1610-1780 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 80%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.5-2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-70%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%-14%
Farnesene Oil 3%-5%
Substitutes Magnum
Style Guide Light Ale, Red Ale, Pumpkin Ale

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