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Magnum (US)

Gaining acceptance as a clean bittering hop

Aroma: No distinct aroma characteristics
Typical beer styles: All Ales and Lagers

Bittering Magnum (DE), Horizon
Mandarina Bavaria (DE)

A tangerine machine when used for late, whirlpool, and dry hop additions

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include fruity and citrus, specifically distinct tangerine and citrus flavors
Aroma profile: Citrus, Fruity
Typical beer styles: American IPA and variants, black ales, saisons, Brett fermentations, and other beers where a definite fruity and strongly hoppy character is beneficial

Aroma Lemondrop, Challenger (UK), Sladek (CZ)
Mapuche (AR)

Aroma: Grapefruit, blueberry, red fruits, peach and apricot
Aroma profile: Citrus, Grapefruit, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Pale Ale, IPA

Melba (AU)

When used as an early addition, it is said to impart a clean and somewhat spicy bitterness. When used as an flavor or aroma addition though, properties of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus come to the fore.

Aroma: Clean spicy bitterness, aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus.
Aroma profile: Citrus, Grapefruit, Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: New World APA and IPA, Australian Ale, American Pale Ale, American IPA/DIPA, Amber Ale... could even make for an interesting Saison.

Dual Purpose Galaxy (AU)
Merkur (DE)

High alpha variety with high bitter value, good aroma, strong storage stability and low co-humulone

Aroma: Strong with earthy, floral and spicy tones
Aroma profile: Citrus, Earthy, Floral
Typical beer styles: German and American Lagers

Bittering Taurus (DE), Tradition (DE), Magnum (DE)

High alpha, very similar to Columbus and Nugget

Aroma: Mild, herbal
Aroma profile: Herbal, Floral, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Ales, Stout, Barley Wine

Bittering Columbus, Nugget, Summit

Used in brewing both for its aromatic and bitter qualities

Aroma: Citrus, pine, earth, herbal, mint, bubblegum, blueberry, lime peel, black pepper
Aroma profile: Earthy, Fruity, Tropical Fruit
Typical beer styles:

Aroma Simcoe
Motueka (NZ)

Excelllent in many applications and when employed in multiple additions from a single hop bill

Aroma: Lemon, lime, tropical fruit
Aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit
Typical beer styles: European Lagers, Belgian and English Ales, Pilsner

Aroma Saaz (US), Sterling
Mt. Hood

Aroma hop variety with similarities to the German Hallertau and Hersbrucker varieties.

Aroma: Mild, somewhat pungent
Aroma profile: Herbal, Spicy
Typical beer styles: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Alt, Munich Helles, Wheat

Aroma Hallertau Mittelfrüh (DE), Hersbrucker (DE)
Mt. Rainier

Similar to Hallertau, but with more bittering strength

Aroma: Excellent floral/noble aromas, with citrus and licorice tones
Aroma profile: Citrus, Herbal, Floral
Typical beer styles:

Dual Purpose Hallertau (US), Fuggle (US)
Nelson Sauvin (NZ)

Considered by some as 'extreme', this hop is often used in specialty craft and seasonal beers

Aroma: Distinctive white wine 'fruitiness', gooseberry
Aroma profile: Fruity
Typical beer styles: American Pale Ale, Lager

Dual Purpose

Viewed as a high-bittering alpha hop

Aroma: Mild
Aroma profile: Citrus, Earthy
Typical beer styles: Ales, Stout, Barley Wine

Bittering Galena, Nugget, Fuggle (US), Magnum (US), Brewer's Gold (US)
Northdown (UK)

A true dual-purpose hop with moderate bittering potential and excellent flavor/aroma characteristics

Aroma: Mild, pleasant and delicate hop aroma
Aroma profile: Floral, Spicy, Fruity, Pine
Typical beer styles: All Ales, Porter

Dual Purpose Challenger (UK), Northern Brewer (US)
Northern Brewer (DE)

A true dual purpose hop

Aroma: Medium intensity, hoppy tang
Aroma profile: Herbal, Floral, Pine
Typical beer styles: ESB, Bitter, English Pale Ale, Porter, Lager

Dual Purpose Columbus, Chinook, Galena, Magnum (US), Northern Brewer (US), Brewer's Gold (DE)
Northern Brewer (US)

A true dual purpose hop with good aroma

Aroma: Medium intensity with Evergeen, wood & mint overtones
Aroma profile: Pine
Typical beer styles: All English-styles, esp. Porters, Ales, Kölsch, and Munich Helles

Dual Purpose Northern Brewer (DE), Chinook