Updated 5/24/23 – Editor

The female flower of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, is what we call a hop. They are utilized in brewing as a natural preservative as well as to enhance the flavor and aroma of beer. The bitterness of the hops helps to counteract the sweetness of the malt and contributes to a more complex, full-bodied flavor profile. Additionally, they have antimicrobial qualities that aid in preventing spoiling. Hops are available in a wide range of types, each having unique qualities and flavors. The quantity and kind of hops used can have a significant impact on the final flavor and character of the beer. Hops are normally added to the boil during the brewing process.

Here’s a list of hops used in brewing beer:

Hop NameCountry of OriginPurposeEstimated Alpha AcidsEstimated % Beta AcidTypical Beer StylesSubstitutionsHop Characteristics
AdmiralUKBittering16.26.1Extra Special Bitter, American India Pale Ale, Belgian India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Bitter Chinook, Northdown, Challenger, Centennial, Cascade (US), Amarillo, TargetAggressive but smooth bittering with an orange-citrus and herbal resonance
AgnusCzechiaBittering146.5Czech Pilsner, German Lager, Pale Alen/aStrong spicy and herbal notes
AhtanumUSAAroma6.56Lager, IPA, Pale AleCascadeGrapefruit, Geranium
AmarrilloUSAAroma118American Style Ale, IPA, Wheat, Red AleCascade, Centennial, SimcoeGrapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Melon, Apricot, Peach
ApolloUSABittering208India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Experimental BeersNugget, Columbus, Zeus, Magnum, MillenniumSharp, clean bittering, grapefruit notes
BannerUSABittering138BitterAquila, Cluster, GalenaModerate bittering potential, pleasant aroma
Bitter ColdUSADual14.56Belgian Style Ale, Pale Ale, IPAPear, Watermelon, Stone Fruit, Fresh Cut Grass
Bitter GoldUSABittering18.88Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bitter, India Pale AleGalena, NuggetUse for bittering only, has no notable aroma
BravoUSABittering185.5Pale Ale, IPA, Barley WineColumbus, Magnum, NuggetOrange, Vanilla
Brewer's Gold (US)USABittering116.5English, Belgian and German Style AlesChinook, Galena, NuggetBlackcurrant, Spicy
Brewer’s Gold (UK)UKBittering11.36.1Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutBullion, Cascade, Galena, Northern Brewer (US), NorthdownNotes of spice and blackcurrant
Bullion (US)USABittering106.5Stout, Porter, Dark LagerBrewer’s Gold, Chinook, Columbus, Galena,Northern BrewerZesty, Blackcurrant
Bullion (UK)UKBittering12.99.1Stout, Doppelbock, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutColumbus, Northern Brewer, Galena, Chinook, Brewer’s GoldElements of spice and dark fruits
Bullion 10An/aBittering13.86.9Stout, Doppelbock, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutColumbus, Northern Brewer, Galena, Chinook, Brewer’s GoldElements of spice and dark fruits
California ClusterUSABittering8.55.5American Barley Wine, Porter, English Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Honey Ale, Cream AleEroica, GalenaGeneric hop bitterness and flavor
ChelanUSABittering15.511.5American AleGalena, NuggetStrong, brutish bitterness
Cluster (AUS)AustraliaBittering8.55.5Lager, Stout, AleNorthern Brewer, GalenaStrongly resinous, herbal character
CometUSABittering12.46.1Lager, American Ale, India Pale Ale, AleGalena, Summit™Strong grapefruit, dank resin flavors
Eastern GoldJapanBittering146n/aBrewer’s Goldn/a
Eroican/aBittering12.34.5Bitter, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Porter, India Pale AleBullion, Brewer’s Gold, GalenaSharp fruity essence
GalenaUSABittering127.5Imperial Stout, Stout, India Pale Ale, Barley WineNugget, Columbus, Zeus, Chinook, Pride of Ringwood, Eroica, Newport, Cluster, Brewers GoldFruity aroma
KitamidoriJapanBittering126n/aKirin II, Saaz, Toyomidori, Eastern Goldn/a
Magnum (DE)GermanyBittering145.5India Pilsner, Belgian India Pale Ale, American Ale, Blonde Ale, Pale Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Dark Ale, Pilsner, Bright Ale, HefeweizenHallertauer Taurus, Columbus, NuggetClean bitterness, subtle citrus flavors
Magnum (US)USABittering147American Pale Ale, American India Pale Ale, Strong Ale, American LagerMagnum, Horizon, Northdown, Northern BrewerClean bittering, light citrus flavor
Millenniumn/aBittering16.55.3Stout, Ale, American AleColumbus, Nugget, Summit™, CTZMild, herbaceous, elements of resin
NewportUSABittering179.1Pale Ale, Amecan LagerGalena, NuggetClean bitterness, flavors of wine and balsamic
OuteniquaSouth AfricaBittering13.55.1PilsnerSouthern Starn/a
Pacific GemNew ZealandBittering169Strong Ale, European LagersFuggleNotes of oak and blackberry
Pacific SunriseNew ZealandBittering14.56.5LagerPacific Gemn/a
Pride of RingwoodAustraliaBittering118Amber Ale, Lager, Fruit Lambic, Pale Ale, Australian Lager, Strong Ale, Golden Ale, American Pale Ale
East Kent Golding, Centennial, Galena, ClusterSpicy, fruity aroma
Satus®USABittering149India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Stout, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutNugget, Galenan/a
Sorachi AceJapanBittering167.5Lager, Pilsner, Saisonn/aFlavors of lemon citrus, orange, dill, cilantro
Southern Brewern/aBittering125n/aSouthern Promisen/a
Southern StarSouth AfricaBittering145.2n/aOuteniquan/a
SovereignUKBittering6.53.1American Lager, American Pale Alen/aComplex aroma, subtle notes of green-tea and vanilla
Summit™USABittering184.3India Pale Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutColumbus, Simcoe®, ApolloCitrus aromas
Super PrideAustraliaBittering156.9Imperial Pale Ale, LagerPride of Ringwoodn/a
Tillicum®USABittering15.511.5n/aGalena, Chelan®Elements of stone fruit and citrus
Warrior®USABittering186India Pale Ale, American AlesNugget, ColumbusAromas of citrus and spice
Yakima ClusterUSABittering9.86.1n/aChinookn/a
ZeusUSABittering17.56.5n/aColumbusSweet citrus, herbal aromas
AhilSloveniaAroma125Belgian Alen/an/a
Ahtanum™USAAroma6.36.5India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Heffeweisen, American Ales, Lagers, Californian Common, BittersCascade, Amarillo®, Simcoe®, Centennial, WillametteDistinct citrus chracter with notes of grapefruit
Amarillo™ VGXP01USAAroma117American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, American Wheat, Bitter, Wheat Beer, Red Ale, ESBCascade (US), Centennial, Ahtanum™, Chinook, SummerOrange citrus flavor
AmethystCzech RepublicAroma68Pale Ale, Lagern/aNotably earthy, citrusy and spicy
AquilaUSAroma8.94.9Belgian Farmhouse AleCluster, Galenan/a
AramisFranceAroma8.34.5Pilsner, Lager, Wheat, Saison, India Pale Ale, Belgian Ales, Pale Ale, PorterWillamette, Challenger, Ahtanum™, Strisselspalt, Centennial, Chinook, Hallertau, TettnangerSweet with notes of spice, citrus and herbs
AtlasSloveniaAroma114American Pale Ale, Belgian Alen/aIntense notes of lime, blossom, and pine
BackaSerbiaAroma6.97.4Lager, Pilsnern/an/a
BiancaUSAAroma83.4Lager, Pilsner, Belgian AleSunbeamn/a
BlatoCzech RepublicAroma4.503.50Lager,Pilsnern/aSimilar delicate aroma profile to other Saaz hops
BliskSloveniaAroma14.14.8English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Lager, Pilsnern/an/a
BoadiceaUKAroma104Pilsnern/aDelicate aroma of orchard blossoms and grass. Subtle spicy character.
BORUSAAroma34German Pilsner, Pale Ale, Wheat Beern/an/a
BramlingUKAroma5.83Golden Ale, Bitter, Rye Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, Golden Ale, Imperial Stout, Pale Ale, Holiday AleWhitbread Golding, Progress, East Kent GoldingPleasant European aroma
Canadian RedvineCanadaAroma56Red Ale, Canadian Porter, French PorterNewport, Magnum, GalenaMild cherry flavor, grapefruit peel aroma
Canterbury WhitebineUKAroman/an/an/aEast Kent Golding, MathonDelicate flavor
Cascade (Argentina)ArgentinaAroma3.27Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Kolsch, Cream Ale, Wheat, BlondeHallertau, Tettnanger, East Kent GoldingLemongrass, pepper and spice
Cascade (Australia)AustraliaAroma77Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Australian LagerHallertau, East Kent GoldingSame as Cascade (US) but with notes of grapefruit
CekinSloveniaAroma83n/an/aEuropean aroma, similar to Styrian hops
CeleiaSloveniaAroma64English Ale, Lager, American Lager, Pilsner, English Ale, Extra Special BitterSaaz, Bobek, Styrian GoldingFloral and citrus aroma
CobbUKAroma6.72.8India Pale Ale, English AlesEast Kent Golding, Early Birdn/a
Columbian/aAroma8.84n/an/aPungent hoppy kick, twist of lemon citrus
Crystaln/aAroma4.47Bitter, Pilsner, Light Lager, Golden Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, Chocolate Stout, American LagerLiberty, Mount Hood, German Hallertau, Ultra, Strisselspalter, HersbruckerWoody, floral and fruity with spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper
DanaSloveniaAroma166India Pale Alen/aSubtle floral and citrus flavors
DefenderUKAroma62.5n/aDensityPleasant, European-style aroma
Early BirdUKAroma6.72.8India Pale AleEast Kent Golding, Cobb, Bramling CrossPleasing, delicate aroma
Early GreenUKAroman/an/an/an/an/a
Early ProlificUKAroma4.72.2n/an/aPleasant continental-style aroma
Early PromiseUKAroma6.11.7n/an/aContinental-style aroma
East Kent GoldingUKAroma63Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas AleWhitbread Golding, Progress, Fuggle, First GoldAromas of lavender, spice, honey, thyme, earthy flavors
Eastern GreenJapanAroma5.152n/an/aPleasant continental-style aroma
Eastwell GoldingUKAroma63English Ales, Belgian Alesn/an/a
El Dorado ®USAAroma178Wheat, India Pale AleGalena, Simcoe®Flavors of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango. Aromas of pear, watermelon, stone fruit and candy.
EllaAustraliaAroma16.37.8Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale, Stoutn/aTropical flavors, grapefruit, star anise
ElsaesserFranceAroma4.655.78n/an/aEuropean noble aroma
EquinoxUSAAroma15.55.5IPA, American Ale, Pilsnern/aNotes of lemon and lime citrus, fruits like papaya and apple, green peppers and herbs
First ChoiceNew ZealandAroma6.76.7n/an/an/a
Fuggle (UK)UKAroma6.12.8English Ale, Porter, Mild Ale, Bitter, Extra Special Bitter, Lambic, Amber Ale, Cask Ale, Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Strong Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Christmas AleFuggle (US), Willamette, Styrian Golding, Tettnanger, Newportn/a
Fuggle (US)USAAroma5.52English Pale Ale, Belgian India Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Brown Ale, Red AleFuggle, Willamette, Styrian Golding, Tettnangern/a
Fuggle Hn/aAroma7.73.9Stout, English Pale Ale, Belgian India Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Brown Ale, Red Alen/aRobust woody and fruity aroma
Fuggle NUKAroma5.63n/an/an/a
Furano AceJapanAroma88n/an/aEuropean-style aroma
GargoyleUSAAroma7.5n/an/aCalifornia Cluster, IvanhoeCitrusy-mango aroma
Golden StarJapanAroma5.44.6n/an/an/a
Golding (BC)CanadaAroma7n/aEnglish Pale Ale, Stout, PorterEast Kent Golding, Golding (American), Fuggle, WillametteExhibits an earthy aroma profile with a flavor profile of smooth, rounded spice.
Golding (US)USAAroma63Bitter, Pale Ale, Belgian Ale, Belgian IPA, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, Red Ale, Irish Stout, American Pale AleEast Kent Golding, Fuggle, Willamette, Progress, Whitbread GoldingDelicate English-style aromas, fruit, herbs
Groene BelBelgiumAroma4.93.5n/an/aPleasing continental aroma
HallertauGermanyAroma3.54.5German Pilsner, Pale Ale, Wheat, American LagerLiberty, Hallertau (US), Hallertauer TraditionLightly flowery and spicy aroma
Hallertau (NZ)New ZealandAroma98.5Pale Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bitter, Bock, American LagerHallertau, PerleDistinct lime ‘zing’, delicately floral, clean tasting
Hallertau (US)USAAroma5.55.5Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat Beer, Kölsch, Munich Helles, Belgian Ale, American LagerMount Hood, Liberty, Crystal, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hallertauer Tradition, UltraFlowery, delicately spicy
Hallertau BlancGermanyAroma126n/aNelson SauvinFlavors of white-wine and fruit, aromas of cassis, elderflower, grapes, grapefruit and lemongrass.
Hallertauer GoldGermanyAroma107American LagerHallertau Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Crystal, Mount HoodPleasing continental aroma
Hallertauer TraditionGermanyAroma75American LagerRetains 65%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)Earthy, grassy, aromas of nectar fruits
HelgaAustraliaAroma7.37AlesHallertauNoble-style aroma, mildly floral and spicy
HersbruckerGermanyAroma56Dunkel, Strong Ale, Pilsner, Altbier, Weizenbock, Golden Ale, Marzen, Pale Ale, Wheat, Specialty Ale, Hefeweizen, Light Ale, LagerHallertauer Tradition, Spalter Select, Mount Hood, Strisselspalter, Hallertau, LibertyFloral, fruity and spicy aromas
Hersbrucker EUKAroma67Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Weizenbock, Wheat Beer, Belgian Ale, Kölsch, Munich HellesStrisselspalt, Mount Hoodn/a
Hersbrucker Puren/aAroma63Pilsner, Hefeweizen, LagerHersbrucker, Hallertauer MittelfrühPleasing noble aroma
Hersbrucker Red-StemGermanyAroma66n/an/aPleasing noble characteristics
Hüll MelonGermanyAroma7.57.9n/an/aIntensely fruity, flavors and aromas of honeydew melon, strawberry
Hybrid-2South AfricaAroma10.26.3n/aYakima Cluster, California Clustern/a
IvanhoeUSAAroma84.6American Ale, California Common, Stout, India Pale AleGalena, Cluster, Northern BrewerMellow aroma of citrus and pine. Heady floral and herbal notes.
JanusUKAroma5.12.3n/an/aPleasing European aroma
Jester®UKAroma96Pale Ale, IPACascade, ChallengerTropical fruit, grapefruit, blackcurrant, hints of lychee
Keyworth’s EarlyUKAroma8.63.3American AlesKeyworth’s MidseasonLemon and grapefruit notes
Keyworth’s MidseasonUKAroma7.53.1n/aFugglen/a
Kohatu®New ZealandAroma6.86Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Alen/aIntense tropical fuit and pine needle aroma
LandhopfenGermanyAroma4.13.5n/an/aPleasing European aroma
LibertyUSAAroma63.5Bock, Lager, Pale AleHallertau, Mount Hood, TraditionNoble hop characteristics
LubelskaCzechoslovakiaAroma54Pilsner, LagerSaaz, SterlingNoble-like character
Lubelska-PulawyPolandAroma75n/aBrewer’s Gold, Nugget, GlacierPleasant European characteristics
LucanCzechiaAroma43.3n/an/aMild bitterness, noble aroma
Mandarina BavariaGermanyAroma10.56.5Belgian Ale, French AleColumbus, Nugget, Cascade (US)Tangerine, Citrus
MathonUKAroma6.72.8Extra Special Bitter, Bitter, Pale AleBramling, East Kent Golding, Progress, Whitbread GoldingGoldings-style aroma
MotuekaNew ZealandAroma8.55.5European Ale, English Ale, Dark Lager, Pilsner, Belgian Ales, Lager, Maibock, Ales
Saaz, Saaz (US), SterlingTropical fruit and citrus
Mount HoodUSAAroma88Hefeweizen, Doppelbock, Russian Imperial Stout, Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Weizenbock, India Pale Ale, Holiday Lager, Bock, American Wheat, Alt Munich Helles, American LagerCrystal, Strisselspalter, HersbruckerNoble hop aroma
Mount Rainiern/aAroma8.17Lager, American Ale, PorterHallertau, FuggleHallertau-like aroma, notes of citrus and licorice
NadwislanskaPolandAroma55n/an/aNoble aroma characteristics
NordgaardUncertain (Belgium or Denmark)Aroma7.53.4n/an/aPleasing continental aroma
OlympicUSAAroma13.86.1American Lager, American Ale, Pale AleGalena, Nugget, ChinookNotes of spice and citrus
OmegaUKAroma104n/an/aPleasant European aroma
Pacific JadeNew ZealandAroma148Pale Ale, India Pale AleMagnumFlavors of lemon citrus and cracked pepper
PacificaNew ZealandAroma66PorterLibertyCitrusy, spicy, orange and floral aromas
Palisade®USAAroma9.58Golden Ale, Pale Ale, English Ales, American Pale AleStyrian Golding, Willamette, Glacier, ChinookFlavors of nectar fruits and citrus, aromas that are floral, herbaceous and grassy
Petham GoldingUKAroma6.92n/an/an/a
Pocket TalismanUSAAroma63.2n/aTalisman, Clustern/a
Precoce de BourgogneFranceAroma3.43.1n/an/an/a
PremiantCzechiaAroma12.58Pilsner, Ale, Pale Ale, Belgian Ales, Belgian Pilsnersn/aNeutral bittering, slightly spicy
ProgressUKAroma7.53.3English Bitters, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Czech Pilsner, Bock, Cask Ale, WheatEast Kent Golding, FuggleSweet flavor, Fuggle-like aromas of grass, mint and earth. Subtle bitterness.
RecordBelgiumAroma128Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Wheat, Belgian AleNorthern BrewerPleasant European aroma, mildly fruity
Red EarthAustraliaAroman/an/aCalifornia Common, American Pale Alen/aSpicy, woody aroma and flavor with an undernote of citrus
RiwakaNew ZealandAroma6.55India Pale Ale, Pilsner, American Pale AleSaazNotes of grapefruit and kumquat
SaazCzechiaAroma4.56Lager, PilsnerSaaz (US), Sterling, Lubelska-Pulawy, Moteuka, Centennial, Amarillo®Noble, herbal character
Saaz (US)USAAroma4.54.5Lager, PilsnerSaaz, Hallertau, Tettnanger, Lubelska, SterlingMild, earthy, spicy, herbal
SantiamUSAAroma88.5American Blonde Ale, American Lager, India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Wheat, BockTettnanger, Spalt, Spalter Select, Hallertau, LibertySoft, herbal, floral, fruity aromas with hints of pepper and spice
SaphirGermanyAroma4.57Pilsner, LagerHallertau, Hallertau Tradition, Spalter SelectSweet citrus aromas with hints of tangerine
SaxonUKAroma105n/an/aPleasant aroma
SerebriankaRussiaAroma43n/an/a Continental aroma and taste with hints of black tea, herbs and tobacco
ShinshuwaseJapanAroma8.36.1n/aSaaz, Hallertau, SantiamLemon aromas
SladekCzechiaAroma87Lager, PilsnerSaazClassic hoppy aroma, flavors of peach passionfruit and grapefruit
SonnetUSAAroma6n/aEnglish Ales, American Ales, German Ales, Belgian Ales, LagerSaaz, East Kent Golding, Crystal, Strisselspalt, HersbruckerDeep floral aroma, grass, earth, flavors of oak and honey
SpaltGermanyAroma5.75German Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bock, KolschSaaz, Tettnanger, Santiam, Liberty, HallertauEarth, spice
Spalter SelectGermanyAroma6.55Kölsch, Belgian Ale, French Ale, Lager, Bock, Helles, Alt, Pilsner, MarzenSaaz, Tettnanger, Spalt, Hersbrucker, Perle, Hallertau Traditionn/a
StarBelgiumAroma37n/an/aPleasing continental-style aroma
StrisselspaltFranceAroma5.76Lager, Saison, Blonde Ale, Amber Ale, Belgian Ale, Bock, Maibock, Golden Ale, Belgian Pale AleLiberty, Hallertau, Mt Hood, Crystal, HersbruckerPleasant continental-style aroma, herbal, floral, spicy, citrus, fruit
Styrian GoldingAustria and SloveniaAroma63Extra Special Bitter, Ale, Lager, Belgian AleFuggle, Willamette, BobekResinous and earthy with hints of white pepper
SummerAustraliaAroma6.46.1Ale, Wheat, Belgian Ale, American Ale, India Pale PaleSaazSubtle flavors of apricot, melon, peach and grass
SunUSAAroma167Barley Wine, Imperial StoutMagnum, Galena, ZeusPronounced herbaceous aroma and flavor
SunbeamUSAAroma55Pilsner, Ale SaazSaaz-style characteristics
SussexUKAroma5.83.2English Ale, Pale Ale, Belgian AleProgress, Whitbread Golding, FuggleDelicate tropical flavors and a unique fruit-forward aroma
SylvaAustraliaAroma7.34.6Pilsner, Lager, California Common, Pale AleHallertau Mittelfrüh, Helga, SaazFlavors of the forest and fresh-cut timber, subtle and hoppy bohemian-style aroma
TahomaUSAroma8.29.5Blonde Ale, Wheat, Lagern/aSubtle flavors and aromas of lemon citrus, orange, wood and spice
Tardif de BourgogneFranceAroma5.55.5Ale, LagerPrecoce de BourgogneMild, European-style aroma
Teamakern/aAroma1.813.2Pale Alen/aNo bitterness whatsoever
TettnangerGermanyAroma5.85.3Bitter, California Blonde Ale, Red Ale, Pilsner, Lager, American Amber Ale, Winter Ale, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Bavarian Hefeweizen, Cream Ale, American LagerSaaz, Spalt, Santiam, Spalter Select, Tettnanger (US)Balanced floral and herbal aromas with some spiciness
Tettnanger (Swiss)SwitzerlandAroma6.35.7Lager, Wheat Beer, PilsnerTettnanger, Fuggle, Saaz, Spalt, UltraNoble aroma
Tettnanger AGermanyAroma4.45Lager, PilsnerTettnanger, Saaz, HallertauPleasant continental-style aroma
Tettnanger BGermanyAroma55Lager, PilsnerTettnanger, Saaz, HallertauPleasant continental-style aroma
TolhurstUKAroma29n/an/aSubdued but pleasant continental-style aroma
TopazAustraliaAroma17.77.9India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, AmberGalaxy®, Citra®, Cascade, Riwaka, Rakau, Amarillo®Light, tropical fruit flavors of lychee, clove-like spice and resinous grassy tones when dry hopped
TriskelFranceAroma94.7Belgian Ale, Saison, Kolsch, Pilsner, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Lager, WheatStrisselspalt, Ahtanum™, Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe®Floral aroma, subtly fruity, citrusy
UltraUSAAroma535Oktoberfest, Blonde Ale, Harvest Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale, American Lager, BockTettnanger (GR), Saaz, Hallertauer Tradition, LibertyMidly spicy aroma and flavor
VanguardUSAAroma716Porter, Cream Ale, Lager, Rye Ale, Amber Ale, Belgian Ale, French AleLiberty, Mount Hood, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Saazn/a
VikingUKAroma105American Brown AleSaxonPleasantly hoppy
VojvodinaFormer YugoslaviaAroma10.54.7n/aNorthern Brewer, GoldingsNoble aroma characteristics
Wai-itiNew ZealandAroma3.55.5Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Wheat BeerRiwakaLime citrus and stone fruit notes
Whitbread GoldingUKAroma7.53.5Ale, Pale Ale, BitterFuggle, East Kent GoldingPleasant, fruity, European style aroma
WillametteUSAAroma64Ale, American Ales, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, English Ales, PorterFuggle, Styrian Golding, Tettnanger (US), Glacier, Styrian GoldingHeraceous spiciness, floral, fruity
Willamette (AUS)AustraliaAroma7.25.7Ale, American Ales, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, English Ales, PorterFuggle, Styrian Golding, Tettnanger (US), Glacier, Styrian GoldingMildly resinous, floral character
WuerttembergerGermanyAroma54Lager, Pilsnern/aPleasant European-style noble aroma
ZlatanCzechiaAroma54n/an/aMild bitterness, pleasant noble aroma
Zythos®USAAroma12.56.2American AleSimcoe®, Amarillo®Notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pine and pineapple
UKBittering & Aroma7.55.1n/an/an/a
AmalliaUSABittering & Aroma98.3Brown Ale, Dark Alen/aDeep earthy aroma
ApolonSloveniaBittering & Aroma124Bitter, India Pale Alen/an/a
AuroraSloveniaBittering & Aroma125American Pale Ale, Dark LagerStyrian Golding, Northern BrewerSpicy
Azacca ®USABittering & Aroma165.5India Pale Alen/aAromas of tropical fruits and citrus. Tasting notes of spicy mango, pineapple, tangerine and pine.
Bate’s BrewerUKn/an/an/an/an/an/a
Belma®USABittering & Aroma12.1n/aPale Ale, Blonde, IPAn/aNotes of orange, melon, strawberry, pineapple with a hint of grapefruit
Blue Northern BrewerBelgiumBittering & Aroma84India Pale AleChinookn/a
BobekSloveniaBittering & Aroma9.36.6English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Lager, PilsnerFuggle, Willamette, Styrian GoldingPleasant aroma, pine
BouclierUK / FranceBittering & Aroma93.3English Ales, Pale Ale, Lager, Imperial Stout, Saison, Pils, Blonden/aAromas of herb, grass and spice alongside a citrus and floral character
Bramling CrossUKBittering & Aroma7.83.2Golden Ale, Strong Ale,Stout, PorterWhitbread Golding, Progress, East Kent GoldingNotes of lemon, blackcurrant, blackberries and plums particularly when used as a late addition.
BuketSloveniaBittering & Aroma924English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Lager, Pilsnern/an/a
Buzz BulletsUSABittering & Aroma10n/an/an/aFloral and citrus notes
New ZealandBittering & Aroma7.97.8English Ale, Porter, Mild Ale, Bitter, Extra Special Bitter, Lambic, Amber Ale, Cask Ale, Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Strong Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Christmas Alen/aFloral, fruity and earthy flavor and aroma
CalienteUSABittering & Aroma154India Pale Ale, Wheat, Pale Ale, Spice Beern/aFalvors of citrus, peach and pine, aromas of stone fruit and mandarin
CalypsoUSABittering & Aroma146Ale, Stout, Barley Winen/aCrisp, fruity aroma. Flavour of Apples, pears, stone fruit and lime citrus.
Cascade (New Zealand)New ZealandBittering & Aroma85.5Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Imperial Stout, Ale, LagerCascade (US), Hallertau, Goldings, Ahtanum, CentennialSimilar to Cascade (US) but more subdued
Cascade (US)USABittering & Aroma8.97.5Barley Wine, American Pale Ale, Ale, LagerCentennial, Amarillo, Columbus, AhtanumFloral, with elements of citrus and notes of grapefruit
CashmereUSABittering & Aroma9.17.1Saisonn/aSmooth bitterness, herbal aroma, flavors of lemon, lime and melon
CentennialUSABittering & Aroma11.54.5Extra Special Bitter, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, India Pale Ale, Pale AleChinook, Galena, Nugget, Zeus, Columbus, Cascade (US)Earthy and floral with an element of citrus
CereraSloveniaBittering & Aroma64.5n/an/aSaaz-like aroma
ChallengerUKBittering & Aroma94.5Golden Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutPerle (US), Northern Brewer, Admiraln/a
Chinookn/aBittering & Aroma144Winter Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Barley Wine, American Lager, American AleGalena, Eroica, Nugget, Bullion, Columbus, Northern Brewer, TargetBouquet of pine and spice
CiceroSloveniaBittering & Aroma74American Pale Alen/an/a
Citra®USABittering & Aroma154.5India Pale Ale, American Ales, AmberSimcoe®, Cascade (US), Centennial, Mosaic®Citrus, grapefruit, lime, tropical fruits, harsh bitterness
Cluster (US)USABittering & Aroma96Barley Wine, Porter, English Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Honey Ale, Cream Ale, American LagerEroica, GalenaClean, neutral, slightly floral
CoigneauBelgiumBittering & Aroman/an/aLambic, Pilsnern/an/a
ColumbusUSABittering & Aroma186Imperial Brown Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, American Ales, StoutZeus, Chinook, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Target, Warrior®, Millenium, Bullionn/a
DeltaUSABittering & Aroma77American Pale Ale, American India Pale Ale, ESBsCascade, Nelson Sauvin, Fuggle, WillametteSpicy with notes of melon and citrus
Dr RudiNew ZealandBittering & Aroma128.5Lager, India Pale AleGreen BulletGrass, pine and citrus flavors
Eurekan/aBittering & Aroma196Imperial India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, American Ales, American Red, Saisonn/aFalvors of citrus, peach and pine, aromas of stone fruit and mandarin
Falconer’s Flight®USABittering & Aroma125India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, LagerCascade, Columbus, CentennialDistinct tropical, floral, lemon and grapefruit attributes
Fantasia®n/aBittering & Aroma4n/an/an/aFruit, noble aromas, cream, caramel
First GoldUKBittering & Aroma9.34.1Porter, English Bitter, Wheat Beer, Celtic Ale, Summer Ale, Amber Ale, Dark Amber Ale, India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale AleWillamette, East Kent Golding, Styrian GoldingTangerine, orange, cinnamon aroma, marmalade flavors
Fuggle Tetraploidn/aBittering & Aroma54n/an/an/a
Galaxy ®AustraliaBittering & Aroma166.9Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, ESBCitra®, Amarillo®, CentennialCitrus, peach and passionfruit aromas
Glaciern/aBittering & Aroma9.710Extra Special Bitter, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, American Pale AleWillamette, Fuggle (US), Tettnanger, Golding (US)Herbs, wood and citrus
Goldings (NZ)New ZealandBittering & Aroma4.24.8English Pale Ale, Pale AleEast Kent Goldingn/a
Green BulletNew ZealandBittering & Aroma157Bock, Saison, India Pale AleLiberty, Hallertau, Crystal, Mount Hood, UltraAromas of raisin and fruit
GreensburgUSABittering & Aroma57n/an/aFruity, woody aromas
Hallertauer TaurusGermanyBittering & Aroma17.96Schwarzbier, OktoberfestMagnum, Merkur, HerkulesChocolate, banana, spice, pepper, curry
HeraldUKBittering & Aroma12.85.5Pale Ale, Golden AlePioneern/a
HerkulesGermanyBittering & Aroma175.5German Alen/aNotes of melon, black pepper and pine
HorizonUSABittering & Aroma16.58.5Light Ale, Red Ale, Pumpkin AleMagnumFloral, citrusy
Hüller BittererGermanyBittering & Aroma75.5Schwarzbier, Lagern/an/a
Kirin IIJapanBittering & Aroma86n/an/an/a
Legacy®USABittering & Aroma8.4n/aAle, Lager, Stout, India Pale AleCluster, Galena, Northern BrewerNotes of blackberry, black currant, orange and grapefruit. Floral and spicy.
MarynkaPolandBittering & Aroma1210.2Bitter, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, PilsnerTettnangerEarthy and herbal flavors and aromas
MelbaAustraliaBittering & Aroma105n/aGalaxyClean spicy bitterness, aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus.
MerkurGermanyBittering & Aroma16.27.3n/aMagnumEarthy, spicy bitterness, citrus zing
Mosaic ®n/aBittering & Aroma13.53.9India Pale Ale, Pale AleCitra®n/a
MultiHeadUSABittering & Aroma5.58Pale Alen/aHeady, floral aroma, some sweet fruit and citrus
Nelson SauvinNew ZealandBittering & Aroma138American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale AlePacific Jade, PacificaSmooth bittering, rich, fruity, gooseberry and white-wine flavors
Neo1USBittering & Aroma93.3n/an/aSignificant lemon-citrus character
NeoplantaSloveniaBittering & Aroma125n/an/an/a
NorthdownUKBittering & Aroma105.5Blonde Ale, Challenger, AdmiralFresh, flowery, piney, berry and spice
Northern Brewer (GR)GermanyBittering & Aroma105Steam Beer, German Ale, German LagerPerle, Northern Brewer (US)
Northern Brewer (UK)n/aBittering & Aroma94Lambic, Porter, California Common, European Ales, Stoutn/aMinty and resinous
Northern Brewer (US)USABittering & Aroma105India Pale AleNorthern Brewer, Chinookn/a
NuggetUSABittering & Aroma145.8India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale AleGalenaSolid bittering, light flavor, herbal aroma
OpalGermanyBittering & Aroma145.5Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Helles, Lager, Brown Ale, Saison, Tripel, Wheat, Kolsch, Blonde AleEast Kent Golding, Styrian GoldingFlavors of spice and citrus, slight sweetness
OrbitNew ZealandBittering & Aroma66n/an/an/a
OrionGermanyBittering & Aroma95.73HellesPerlen/a
PerleGermanyBittering & Aroma98Hefeweizen, Belgian Strong Ale, Lager, Pilsner, KölschPerle (US), Northern Brewer (GR)n/a
Perle (US)USABittering & Aroma105Hefeweizen, Belgian Strong Ale, Lager, Pilsner, KölschPerle (GR), Northern Brewer (GR)Faint spicy aroma
PhoenixUKBittering & Aroma13.55.5India Pale Ale, Bitter, Golden Ale, Triple India Pale Ale, English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Stout, Brown AleNorthdown, Challenger, East Kent GoldingAromas of spice, pine, chocolate and molasses
PilgrimUKBittering & Aroma135.2English Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Stout, Barley Wine, Imperial StoutTarget, Pioneer, ChallengerRounded bitterness, grassy herbs, pears, and spice
PioneerUKBittering & Aroma104India Pale Ale, Red Ale, Specialty Ale, Strong BitterEast Kent GoldingClean bittering, aromas of citrus, lemon, grapefruit, herbs and cedar
PolarisGermanyBittering & Aroma236Ales, Pale Ales, India Pale Alen/aFloral and fruity aromas, spice, pine and mint
Pride of Kentn/aBittering & Aroma118n/aGalenan/a
RakauNew ZealandBittering & Aroma10.94.8Pale Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bitter, Bock, American Lagern/an/a
Simcoe®USABittering & Aroma145Double India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale AleSummitBright citrus flavors with earthy undertones, aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs
SmaragdGermanyBittering & Aroma65.5Ale, Ambern/aPredominantly fruity aroma with bold floral notes, flavors of earth and spice
Smooth ConeNew ZealandBittering & Aroma9.55.2LagerClustern/a
Southern PromiseSloveniaBittering & Aroma11.55.4Lager, Pale AleSouthern BrewerSmooth bitterness, woody, earthy
SterlingUSABittering & Aroma96India Pale AleSaazSpicy, citrus aroma, herbal notes
New ZealandBittering & Aroma14.28.5Extra Special BitterNorthern Brewer (GR)Aromas of pine and citrus
Styrian GoldingSloveniaBittering & Aroma6.55.9n/aStyrian GoldingBalanced noble aroma
Styrian WolfSloveniaBittering & Aroma18.56IPA, Pale Ale, Alen/an/a
TalismanUSABittering & Aroma6.73.6n/an/an/a
TargetUKBittering & Aroma12.55.5Bitter, Pale Ale, Kentish Bitter, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, American LagerFuggle, Willametten/a
Tettnanger (US)USABittering & Aroma54.5Bitter, Blonde Ale, Red Ale, Pilsner, Lager, American LagerSpalter Select, Santiam, Czech Saaz, Spaltn/a
UniversalCzechiaBittering & Aroma57n/aHallertauNoble aromas and mild bitterness
Vic SecretAustraliaBittering & Aroma1756Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout, PorterGalaxyTropical fruit, pine, herbs
CzechiaBittering & Aroma1711n/an/aSpicy hop aroma
WaimeaNew ZealandBittering & Aroma199India Pale Ale, Pale AleColumbusCitrus and pine
WakatuNew ZealandBittering & Aroma8.58Lager, Pale Ale, Belgian Alen/aFloral, lime aromas
Willow Creekn/aBittering & Aroman/an/an/an/an/a
Yakima GoldUSABittering & Aroma10.55n/an/an/a
YeomanUKBittering & Aroma125n/an/an/a
Ahtanum® BrandUSAAroma6.56Lager, Ipa, Pale, Alen/aGrapefruit, Floral, Cedar
Amarillo® BrandUSAAroma118American-Style Ale, Ipan/aGrapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Melon, Apricot, Peach
Azacca® BrandUSAAroma165.5American-Style Ale, Ipa, Saisonn/aMango, Papaya, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Piney, Spicy, Pineapple, Grassy, Tropical Fruits, Citrus
Bravo™ BrandUSABittering & Aroma185.5Pale Ale, Ipa, Barley Winen/aOrange Vanilla
Brewer's Gold (GR)GermanyBittering6.53.5English-Style Ale, Belgian-Style Ale, German-Style Alen/aBlackcurrant, Spicy
BrooklynNew Zealandn/a19.510Ipa, Double Ipan/aGrapefruit, Passionfruit, Spice sweet hay
Citra® BrandUSAAroma154.5Ipa, America Pale Alen/aGrapefruit, Melon, Lime, Gooseberry, Passion Fruit
Dr. Rudi™ BrandNew ZealandAroma128.5Ale, Lagern/aResin, Pine, Lemongras
Ekuanot® BrandUSAAroma15.55Ipa, American-Style Ale, Belgian-Style Ale, American Pale Alen/aMelon, Berry, Lime, Apple, Papaya, Green Pepper, Mango, Mandarin Orange
El Dorado® BrandUSAn/a178Blonde, Lager, American Pale Ale, Ipa, Cream Ale, Red Ale, Wheat n/aCherry, Apricot, Pear, Citrus, Watermelon, Grass, Wood, Mint
Ella™ BrandAustralian/a16.37.8Lager, Pilsnern/aFloral, Noble, Spicy, Star Anise, Grapefruit
EndeavourUKn/a10.65.3English-Style Ale, Lager n/aBlackcurrant, Loganberry, Spice, Grapefruit, Lime
Enigma™ BrandAustralian/a16.56.4Pale Ale, Ipa, Amber n/aPinot Gris, Raspberry, Redcurrant, Tropica Fruit
EpicUKAroma52.5Pale Alen/aFruity, Berry
Falconer's Flight®USAAroma125American Pale Ale, Ipan/aLemon, Grapefruit
Falconer's Flight 7Cs®USAn/a10.55.1Amercian Pale Ale, Ipa, Double Ipa n/aFruit, Citrus, Spice, Earth
Galaxy™ BrandAustralian/a166.9Pale Ale, Ipan/aPassionfruit, Peach, Clean Citrus
Huell MelonGermanyAroma7.57.9Wheat, Belgian-Style Ale, Pale Alen/aHoneydew Melon, Strawberry, Tropical Fruit, Orange, Vanilla
Idaho 7™ BrandUSAn/a145Ipa, Pale Ale, Wheat n/aPineapple, Peach, Pine, Resin, Mango, Black tea
IndependenceUSAAroma4.71.5American-Style Pilsner, Lager, Blonde and Pale Ale n/aFloral, Stone Fruit, Citrus, Herbal, Tobacco, Earth, Pine, Grass
Jarrylo® BrandUSAAroma177.5Pale Ale, Saison, Belgian-Style Alen/aBanana, Grass, Pear, Orange, Spicy, Fruit
KazbekCzech Republicn/a86Pilsner, Lager, Ipa n/aSpicy Lemon
Loral® BrandUSAAroma176.5Ipa, American Pale Ale, Saison, Belgian-Style Ale, Wheat, Pilsnern/aFloral, Pepper, Lemoncitrus, Dark Fruit
MittelfrühGermanyAroma5.55Lager, Pilsner, Wheat, Cask-Conditioned Alen/aGrass, Tea, Citrus
Mt. HoodUSAAroma6.58Lager, Altbier, Bock, Helles, Wheat n/aPungent
Mt. RainierUSABittering & Aroma79American-Style Ale, Lager, Pilsnern/aNoble, Licorice, Floral
Pacific CrestUSAn/a3.93Pilsner, Lager, Blonde Ale, Pale Ale n/aFloral, Earthy, Grass, Spicy, Herbal
PahtoUSABittering206Ipa, Pale Alen/aHerbal, Earthy, Floral
PekkoUSAn/a164.3All Stylesn/aClean, Floral, Melon, Pineapple, Pear, Saaz-like, Cucumber, Mint, Herbal Sage, Lemon
SabroUSAn/a176.5Ipa, Saison, Porter, Stout, Fruit Beer, American Pale Ale n/aCitrus, Stone Fruit, Coconut, Tropical Fruit, Herbal
Savinjski GoldingSloveniaBittering & Aroma63.5Ale, Lager, Stout, Bitter, Barley Winen/aNoble
SelectGermanyn/a6.55Lager, German-Style Alen/aSpicy, Grass
Southern CrossNew Zealandn/a146Pale Ale, Lager n/aLemon Peel, Lime, Tropical Fruit, Pine
TaurusGermanyAroma176German-Style Ale, Lager n/aBlackcurrant, Pepper, Zesty
TraditionGermanyn/a76German-Style Lager, Wheat, Pilsnern/aGrass, Tea, Orange, Lavender
TriplepearlUSAn/a11.24.2Pale Alen/aMelon, Orange, Resin, Spice, Pepper
McKenzie HopsUSAAroma107.5West Coast IPA, American Pale Ale, Hazy IPAn/aGrapefruit, lemon, nectarine, melon, pine resin, thyme

Hop Trends 2023:

In 2023, the craft beer industry is witnessing a revolutionary shift with the introduction of new hop varieties, transforming the way we perceive the craft beer and homebrewing landscape. Homebrewers and craft beer enthusiasts alike now have access to a broader palette of flavors, bringing a new level of complexity and uniqueness to their brews.

The craft beer industry is being transformed by the introduction of these new hop varieties, never before seen in the market. Brewers now have the freedom to experiment with different combinations of hops, creating unique flavor profiles that will tantalize the taste buds of craft beer drinkers. This hop revolution is also ushering in a new era of beer styles, with brewers creating beers that are more hop-forward than ever before, with intense hop aromas and flavors that make them stand out from the crowd​.

In parallel with the craft beer industry, the homebrewing community is also reaping the benefits of this hop revolution. After years of lobbying, the government has finally increased the number of hops available to homebrewers. This means that homebrewers can now experiment with a wider variety of hops, creating beers that are more complex, interesting, and flavorful. The addition of more hops allows homebrewers to make beers that are more balanced and drinkable, and more in line with the popular craft beers that are trending today. Furthermore, this development also makes homebrewing more affordable and accessible to the average person, bringing the joy of brewing to everyone​.

One of the exciting new hop varieties that made its debut in 2023 is the McKenzie hop. Developed by West Coast Hop Breeding, a network of six Oregon hop farmers, this new hop variety was bred over a five-year process. McKenzie is described as a “bright and fruity” hop with aromas of grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, and melon, backed by pine, resin, and wood. This unique flavor profile promises to bring a new level of complexity to craft beers and homebrews alike​.

Hop Trends 2023
Hop Trends 2023

The hop industry in Australia is also making strides in developing new hop varieties. Traditionally dominated by bitter varieties, the Australian hop industry has shifted its focus due to the growing popularity of craft brews and the demand for distinctive aromatic tastes. This has allowed them to work with both mainstream breweries and the craft sector in developing new varieties. Australian hop farmers have also seen an influx of craft brewers from countries including India, Japan, Europe, and the USA, keen on sourcing unique hop varieties to give their brews a distinctive flavor profile and a marketing edge​​.

One notable Australian hop variety that continues its strong use in IPAs is Galaxy, an Australian-bred hop derived from a German variety, which has attracted attention from US craft brewers. Another variety is Topaz, which produces a beer with tones of lychee and tropical fruit. These unique flavors promise to add a new dimension to the craft beer and homebrewing scene, offering brewers a broader palette of flavors to experiment with​​.

While the introduction of these new hop varieties is indeed exciting, there is still more to be discovered. The brewing industry is constantly evolving, and as such, the search for new hop varieties continues. This will undoubtedly lead to the creation of even more unique and flavorful beers in the future.

The 2023 trends have been significant this year for the craft beer and homebrewing community, with new hop varieties offering a wider range of flavors and aromas.


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  2. ProBrewer.com. (2023). New Hop Varieties Released in 2023. https://www.probrewer.com/new-hop-varieties-2023
  3. ABC News. (2023). Australian Hop Industry Develops New Varieties for Craft Beer. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-03-26/new-hop-varieties-2023-australia/10017542

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