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Brewer's Gold (DE)

Mainly used as a bittering hop

Aroma: Black currant, fruity, spicy
Aroma profile: Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Ales, German Lagers, Lambic, Saison, Bier de Garde

Bittering Galena, Northern Brewer (US), Brewer's Gold (US), Northdown (UK)
Brewer's Gold (US)

Mainly used as a bittering hop

Aroma: Blackcurrant, fruity, spicy
Aroma profile: Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Ale, Pilsner, Lambic, Biere de Garde, Saison

Bittering Chinook, Galena, Nugget

Bullion Hops, as you would guess, is a wonderful bittering hops.

Aroma: Spicy, fruity, strong zesty aroma
Aroma profile: Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Stouts, Porter, and Scotch ales, but is also used in Bitters, and IPA's

Bittering Columbus, Brewer's Gold (US), Chinook, Galena, Pacific Gem (NZ), Northern Brewer (DE)

Despite its aroma-focused origins, it boasts a high alpha acid percentage.

Aroma: Crisp, fruity aroma. Flavour of Apples, pears, stone fruit and lime citrus.
Aroma profile: Citrus, Floral, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Ale, Stout, Barley Wine, American Pale Ale/Cream Ale, British Pale Ale/Bitter, British/American Strong Ale, IPA, Irish and Scottish Ales, Stout/Porter

Dual Purpose Nugget

An aroma variety with well-balanced bittering potential. Good for dry hopping.

Aroma: Medium intensity, floral, citrus and grapefruit
Aroma profile: Citrus, Floral, Spicy
Typical beer styles: US-style Ales, IPA, Porter & Barley wines, Witbier

Aroma Ahtanum, Amarillo, Centennial
Cascade (NZ)

Performs well when used as a single variety across mutliple kettle additions.

Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit
Aroma profile: Citrus, Grapefruit
Typical beer styles: "New World" style Pale Ales, Summer Ales, IPA

Aroma Cascade

Aroma: Strong melon, fruity (lemon, lime peel, pineapple), coconut, and spicy notes
Aroma profile: Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: IPA

Dual Purpose Cascade, Northern Brewer (US)
Celeia (SI)

A high quality aroma variety with excellent bitterness and aroma qualities

Aroma: Pleasant, hoppy
Typical beer styles: English and Belgian-style Ales, Lager, Pilsner

Aroma Saaz (US), Golding (SI), Bobek (SI)

Very balanced, sometimes calles a "Super"

Aroma: Medium intensity, floral and citrus tones
Aroma profile: Citrus, Floral
Typical beer styles: All US-style Ales, IPA. Has been used with wheat beers

Dual Purpose Cascade, Chinook, Columbus
Challenger (UK)

A dual purpose hop combining moderate alpha acid levels with a good kettle hop aroma

Aroma: Mild to moderate, spicy
Aroma profile: Spicy
Typical beer styles: English-Syle Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB, Bitter Barley Wine, Brown ales

Dual Purpose Perle (US), Perle (DE), Northern Brewer (US)

Aroma: Very strong and coarse bittering
Aroma profile: Citrus, Fruity, Stone Fruit
Typical beer styles: American Ale

Bittering Galena

A high alpha hop with an acceptable aroma profile

Aroma: Medium intensity, spicy, piney and distinct with subtle tones of grapefruit
Aroma profile: Citrus, Spicy, Pine
Typical beer styles: US-style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Porter, Lager

Dual Purpose Nugget, Columbus, Northern Brewer (US)

New, up and coming variety, known for its intense flavor and aroma characteristics

Aroma: Strong citrus and tropical tones - grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit
Typical beer styles: American-style Pale Ale, IPA, Double IPA


Excellent general purpose hop with balanced bittering and aroma potential

Aroma: Strong, floral and spicy
Aroma profile: Floral, Spicy, Pine
Typical beer styles: Ales (Aroma), Lagers (Bittering) and Stout; often used in reproductions of historical US beer styles

Dual Purpose Galena

Popular oil profile, great for dry hopping

Aroma: Pungent
Aroma profile: Citrus, Earthy, Spicy
Typical beer styles: US IPA, US Pale Ale, Stout, Barley Wine, Lager

Dual Purpose Chinook, Galena, Millennium, Nugget