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A high alpha hop with a good aroma profile

Aroma: Mild, herbal and pleasant
Aroma profile: Herbal, Earthy
Typical beer styles: Ales, Stout, Barley Wine, Saison, Biere de Garde

Bittering Galena, Magnum (US), Columbus
Opal (DE)

Good aroma type

Aroma: Balanced fruity, hoppy, flowery, citrusy and herbal characteristics
Aroma profile: Citrus, Herbal, Floral, Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Summer Ales, Light Ales, Belgian-style Ales, Wheat

Aroma Golding (SI), East Kent Golding (UK), Tettnang (US)
Pacific Gem (NZ)

High alpha hop with a pleasant aroma and a high bitterness level; typically a first hop addition

Aroma: Delicate balackberry and floral oak
Aroma profile: Earthy, Floral, Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: European Lagers, Ales, Dry Stouts

Bittering Galena
Pacific Jade

It is also esteemed for its aroma profile making it one of the borderline dual purpose hops

Aroma: Citrus fruits with pepper spice
Aroma profile: Citrus, Pepper
Typical beer styles:

Bittering Pacific Gem (NZ)
Pacifica (NZ)

An exciting "finger print" replica bred from the famous Hallertau Mittelfrüh hop variety.

Aroma: Clean floral, slight citrus
Aroma profile: Citrus, Floral
Typical beer styles: Lager, Pale Ale, Bock, Porter, Stouts

Aroma Hallertau Mittelfrüh (DE)

Used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering

Aroma: Floral, fruity and earthy tones
Aroma profile: Earthy, Floral, Fruity
Typical beer styles: English and American-style ales

Aroma Willamette
Perle (DE)

Highly acceptable aroma variety with balanced bittering

Aroma: Delicate, floral and fruity
Aroma profile: Herbal, Floral, Spicy, Fruity
Typical beer styles: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Pilsner, Weizen, Ale, Alt, Kölsch, Munich Helles

Aroma Perle (US), Northern Brewer (US)
Perle (US)

Often used as a dual purpose hop

Aroma: Slightly spicy with floral tones
Aroma profile: Floral, Spicy
Typical beer styles: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Weizen, Alt, Barley Wine, Kölsch

Aroma Perle (DE), Northern Brewer (US), Northern Brewer (DE)
Phoenix (UK)

Has performed well as a replacement for high alpha or dual purpose hops early in the boil

Aroma: Crisp and pleasant
Aroma profile: Floral, Spicy, Pine, Chocolate
Typical beer styles: Ales

Dual Purpose Challenger (UK)
Pilgrim (UK)

Aroma: Distinctly hoppy with pleasant lemon tones
Aroma profile: Fruity
Typical beer styles: Ales

Dual Purpose Target (UK), Challenger (UK)
Pioneer (UK)

Combines a pleasant aroma with a moderatly high alpha acid content

Aroma: Pleasant lemon and citrus tones
Aroma profile: Citrus, Herbal
Typical beer styles: Ales, ESB

Dual Purpose East Kent Golding (UK)
Premiant (CZ)

Aroma: Pleasant, mild, neutral bittering, slightly spicy
Aroma profile: Floral, Spicy
Typical beer styles: Pilsner, Ale, Pale Ale, Belgian Ales, Belgian Pilsners

Dual Purpose
Pride of Ringwood (AU)

Predominantly used as a bittering hop but contains interesting aramotic qualities

Aroma: Pronounced and pleasant
Aroma profile: Herbal
Typical beer styles: Australian lagers

Bittering Cluster, Galena
Progress (UK)

A robust aroma hop with moderate bittering potential

Aroma: Moderatly strong, good aroma
Aroma profile: Herbal, Floral
Typical beer styles: Ale, Bitter, ESB, Porter

Aroma East Kent Golding (UK), Fuggle (US)
Rakau (NZ)

Rakau performs best when used in combination of late additions and dry hopping.

Aroma: Stone fruit and fig characteristics; fresh orchard fruits, specifically apricot with some resinous pine needle
Aroma profile: Fruity, Pine, Stone Fruit
Typical beer styles: New World styles of ales and lagers

Dual Purpose Amarillo, Summit