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Admiral
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 13 - 16%
Notes: A good replacement for both high alpha and dual-purpose hops when used as a kettle hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Example: Ale
Ahtanum
Region: United States
AA Range: 5 - 6%
Notes: Floral, citrus, sharp, and piney.
Typical Use: Aroma, bittering.
Substitution: Cascade, Amarillo
Example: Lager, American Ale
Amarillo
Region: United States
AA Range: 8 - 11%
Notes: Floral, citrus aroma.
Typical Use: Flavor, aroma.
Substitution: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Ahtanum.
Example: Bighorn Big Red IPA
Aquila
Region: United States
AA Range: 5 - 7%
Notes: Not widely used.
Typical Use: Aroma.
Bramling Cross
Region: United Kingdom, Canada
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Notes: Toasty, buttery, slighly resiny aroma with some woody notes. Quite mild, fruity currant aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, finishing.
Substitution: Progress, Kent Golding
Example: ESB, Bitter, Pale Ale
Brewers Gold
Region: United Kingdom, Germany
AA Range: 8 - 10%
Notes: Blackcurrant, fruity, spicy aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Comet, Chinook, Eroica, Galena, Bullion
Example: Ale, Pilsner, Lambic
Bullion
Region: United Kingdom, United States
AA Range: 8 - 11%
Notes: Poor aroma, sharp bittering and black currant flavor and aroma when used in the boil.
Typical Use: Bittering, finishing.
Substitution: Brewer's Gold, Pacific Gem
Example: IPA, ESB, Stout
Cascade
Region: United States
AA Range: 4 - 8%
Notes: Strong spicy, floral, citrus (especially grapefruit) aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma, finishing, dry hopping.
Substitution: Centennial
Example: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Anchor Liberty Ale, Old Foghorn
Centennial
Region: United States
AA Range: 9 - 11%
Notes: Spicy, floral, citrus aroma, clean bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma, dry hopping.
Substitution: Cascade
Example: Ale; Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
Challenger
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Notes: Spicy aroma, fruity flavor.
Typical Use: Aroma, bittering. Blends well with other hops.
Substitution: Perle, Northern Brewer
Example: English-style Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB
Chinook
Region: United States
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Heavy spicy aroma, strong versatile bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Galena, Eroica, Nugget, Bullion
Example: Pale Ale, Stout, Porter, IPA; Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada Stout
Cluster
Region: United States, Australia
AA Range: 5 - 8%
Notes: Poor, sharp aroma, sharp bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Galena
Example: Ale (aroma), Lager (bittering); Winterhook Christmas Ale
Columbus
Region: United States
AA Range: 14 - 16%
Notes: Pungent aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, dry hopping.
Substitution: Nugget, Chinook, Wye Target, Northern Brewer, Centennial
Example: IPA, Pale Ale, Stout
Comet
Region: United States
AA Range: 9 - 11%
Notes: Especially bitter.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Galena
Crystal
Region: United States
AA Range: 2 - 5%
Notes: Mild, pleasant, slightly spicy.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing, flavoring.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Mount Hood, Liberty
Example: Lager, Pilsner, ESB
Eroica
Region: United States
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Clean bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Northern Brewer, Galena
Example: Wheat, Pale Ale, Porter; Ballard Bitter, Blackhook Porter, Anderson Valley Boont Amber
First Gold
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Notes: A dwarf hop, predicted by many in the British industry for future success.
Typical Use: Aroma, bittering.
Substitution: UK Kent Golding, Crystal
Example: English style ale.
Fuggle
Region: United Kingdom, United States
AA Range: 3 - 5%
Notes: Mild, soft, grassy, floral aroma.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing, dry hopping.
Substitution: East Kent Goldings, Willamette
Example: English-style Ale, American Ale, ESB, Lager; Samuel Smith's Pale Ale, Old Peculier, Thomas Hardy's Ale; English ales
Galena
Region: United States
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Strong, clean bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Northern Brewer, Eroica, Cluster
Example: Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB; Catamount Porter, Devil's Mountain Railroad Ale
Glacier
Region: United States
AA Range: 5 - 6%
Notes: Balanced bitterness and pleasant aroma. New variety.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Willamette, US Fuggle, US Tettnang, Styrian Golding
Example: Pale Ale, ESB, Bitter, English-Style Pale Ale, Porter, Stout
Golding
Region: United States, Canada
AA Range: 4 - 6%
Notes: Version of Kent Goldings grown in the United States.
Typical Use: Aroma.
Substitution: Kent Goldings
Example: English-style Ale, ESB, Pale Ale
Green Bullet
Region: New Zealand
AA Range: 8 - 11%
Notes: Citrus and floral aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Example: Lager; ale.
Hallertauer Gold
Region: Germany
AA Range: 6 - 6%
Notes: Known for its aromatic properties similar to Hallertauer.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Crystal, Mount Hood
Example: Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat
Hallertauer Hersbrucker
Region: Germany
AA Range: 2 - 5%
Notes: Pleasant, spicy, mild, noble, earthy aroma.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Mt. Hood, Liberty, Crystal, NZ Hallertau Aroma
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat; Wheathook Wheaten Ale; German style lagers
Hallertauer Mittlefruh
Region: Germany
AA Range: 3 - 5%
Notes: Pleasant, spicy, mild herbal aroma. Noble hop.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Mt. Hood, Liberty, Crystal, NZ Hallertau Aroma
Example: Lager, Bock, Wheat; Sam Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Boston Lightship; German style lagers
Herald
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 11 - 13%
Notes: High alpha-acid dwarf hop.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Horizon
AA Range: 11 - 13%
Notes: Spicy, floral aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Magnum
Example: All Ales, Lager.
Huller Bitterer
Region: Germany
AA Range: 7 - 10%
Typical Use: Bittering
Kent Golding
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 4 - 7%
Notes: Spicy, floral, earthy, rounded, very mild aroma; spicy flavor.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma, finishing, dry hopping for
Substitution: Goldings, Target
Example: Samuel Smith's Pale Ale, Fuller's ESB; British ales
Liberty
Region: United States
AA Range: 2 - 5%
Notes: Fine, very mild aroma.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Mt. Hood, Crystal
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat; Pete's Wicked Lager
Lublin
Region: Poland
AA Range: 2 - 4%
Notes: Reported to be a substitute for noble varieties.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Saaz, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Tettnang, Mount Hood, Liberty, Crystal.
Magnum
Region: Germany
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Clean bittering hop. Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hull, Germany.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Columbus, Nugget
Example: Lager, Pilsner; Stout
Marynka
Region: Poland
AA Range: 9 - 12%
Notes: Contains both high aroma values and high content of bitter substances.
Millenium
Region: United States
AA Range: 14 - 15%
Notes: Mild, herbal aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Nugget, Columbus
Mount Hood
Region: United States
AA Range: 3 - 8%
Notes: Mild, clean aroma.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Liberty, Tettnang
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat; Anderson Valley High Rollers Wheat Beer, Portland Ale
Nelson Sauvin
Region: New Zealand
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Imparts grape-like flavor.
Typical Use: Bittering.
New Zealand Hallertau Aroma
Region: New Zealand
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Notes: Said to be a replica of German Hallertauer Mittelfrueh.
Typical Use: Fine aroma hopping.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Tettnang, Crystal
Example: Coors, Coors Light; lager
Newport
Region: United States
AA Range: 13 - 17%
Notes: Mild aroma, high bittering alpha hop.
Typical Use: Bittering
Substitution: Galena, Nugget, Fuggle, Magnum, Brewer?s Gold
Example: Ale, Stout, Barley Wine
Northdown
Region: Ireland
AA Range: 7 - 9%
Notes: Good flavor and aroma, blends well with other United Kingdom types.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Target, Northern Brewer
Example: Ale; Guinness
Northern Brewer
Region: United Kingdom, United States, Germany
AA Range: 7 - 10%
Notes: Fine, fragrant aroma, dry, clean bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker
Example: ESB, Bitter, Pale Ale, Porter, California Common; Old Peculier, Anchor Liberty, Anchor Steam
Northwest Golding
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 4 - 5%
Notes: Strong aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Example: Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB
Nugget
Region: United States
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Heavy, spicy, herbal aroma, strong bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Chinook
Example: ESB, Lager, Ale; Sierra Nevada Porter, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale, Anderson Valley ESB
Olympic
Region: United States
AA Range: 11 - 13%
Notes: Mild to medium, citrusy aroma, spicy.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Chinook
Example: Pale Ale
Omega
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 9 - 11%
Notes: Increasingly rare.
Typical Use: All beer types.
Example: Bittering
Orion
Region: Germany
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Pacific Gem
Region: New Zealand
AA Range: 14 - 16%
Notes: Woody, berry aroma. Frequenlty grown organic.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Example: All ale styles
Perle
Region: Germany, United States
AA Range: 7 - 9%
Notes: Pleasant aroma, slightly spicy, almost minty bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, NZ Hallertau Aroma
Example: Lager, Pale Ale, Porter; Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Summerfest, and Pale Bock
Phoenix
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 12 - 15%
Notes: Similar to Challenger.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Northdown, Kent Golding, Challenger
Example: All beer types.
Pioneer
Region: United Kindom
AA Range: 8 - 10%
Notes: Clean bitterness; mild "English" aroma. Dwarf variety.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Example: Ale, ESB
Pride of Ringwood
Region: Australia
AA Range: 9 - 11%
Notes: Citric aroma, clean bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Example: Lager; Foster's Lager, Victoria Bitter, Coopers Sparkling Ale
Progress
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 5 - 7%
Notes: Similar to Fuggles, slightly sweeter.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Fuggles
Example: English-style Ale
Record
Region: Germany
Saaz
Region: Czechoslovakia, United States
AA Range: 2 - 2%
Notes: Delicate, mild, floral aroma. Czech varietey is considered a noble hop.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Tettnang
Example: Plisner, Lager, Wheat; Pilsener Urquell; Bohemian style lagers
Santiam
Region: United States
AA Range: 5 - 7%
Notes: Slightly spicy and floral aroma. Noble hop characteristics.
Typical Use: Aroma, bittering.
Substitution: Tettnang, Spalt, Spalter
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Belgian Tripel, Kolsch, Bock, Munich Helles, American Ale
Satus
Region: United States
AA Range: 10 - 14%
Notes: Medium but pleasant hoppiness, citrusy.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Nugget, Pride of Ringwood, Chinook
Example: Ale, Porter, ESB
Select
Region: Germany
AA Range: 4 - 6%
Notes: Bred from Hallertauer Mittlefruh and Spalt as a disease resistant Spalt type.
Typical Use: Flavor, aroma.
Substitution: Saaz, Tettnang, Spalt, Hersbrucker
Example: German style lager and ale.
Simcoe
Region: United States
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Notes: Pine-like aroma. Mainly a bittering hop with good aroma characteristics
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma
Example: American Ale
Sorachi Ace
Region: Japan
AA Range: 11 - 11%
Notes:

Very lemony

Typical Use: Flavor, Aroma
Southern Cross
Region: New Zealand
AA Range: 11 - 12%
Typical Use: Strong bittering and fine aroma qualities.
Example: Lager
Spalt
Region: Germany, United States
AA Range: 3 - 6%
Notes: Mild, pleasant, slightly spicy.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing, flavoring, bittering.
Substitution: Saaz, Tettnang
Example: Lager, Dusseldorf Alt
Spalt Select
Region: Germany, United States
AA Range: 4 - 6%
Notes: Very fine Spalter-type aroma. U.S. variety has "wild American" tones.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Saaz, Tettnanger, German Spalt
Example: Lager
Sterling
Region: United States
AA Range: 6 - 9%
Notes: Herbal and spicy aroma with a hint of floral and citrus.
Typical Use: Aroma, bittering.
Substitution: Saaz
Example: Pilsner, Lager, Belgian-Style Ale
Sticklebract
Region: New Zealand
AA Range: 11 - 13%
Notes: Said to be comparable to European Northern Brewer.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Northern Brewer
Strisselspalt
Region: France
AA Range: 3 - 5%
Notes: Medium intensity, pleasant, similar to Hersbrucker.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hersbrucker, German Spalt
Example: Pilsner, Lager, Wheat
Styrian Golding
Region: Yugoslavia, United States
AA Range: 4 - 7%
Notes: Similar to Fuggles.
Typical Use: Bittering, finishing, dry hopping.
Substitution: Fuggles, Willamette
Example: All English-style Ale, ESB, Bitter, Lager; Ind Coope's Burton Ale, Timothy Taylor's Landlord; English style ale
Talisman
Region: United States
AA Range: 8 - 10%
Notes: Derived from Cluster.
Target
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 10 - 12%
Notes: Accounts for 40% of United Kingdom hop production.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Northdown, Progress
Example: Ale, Lager; Young's Special London Ale
Tettnanger
Region: Germany, United States
AA Range: 3 - 6%
Notes: Fine, spicy aroma.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Saaz, Spalt
Example: Lager, Ale; Gulpener Pilsener, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Anderson Valley ESB
Tomahwak
Region: United States
AA Range: 15 - 17%
Notes: Bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Columbus
Example: Ale
Tradition
Region: Germany
AA Range: 5 - 7%
Notes: Fine, subtle aroma similar to Hallertau.
Typical Use: Aroma, bittering
Substitution: Liberty, Hallertau
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Weizen
Ultra
Region: United States
AA Range: 3 - 6%
Notes: Fine aroma hop.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing.
Substitution: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Wheat, Ale (finish hop)
Vanguard
Region: United States
AA Range: 5 - 6%
Notes: Similar to Hallertau (U.S.). Aroma similar to continental European types.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Hallertau, Hersbrucker, Mt Hood, Liberty
Example: Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kolsch, Wheat, Munich Helles, Belgian-Style Ale
Warrior
Region: United States
AA Range: 15 - 17%
Notes: Mild aroma, high alpha bittering hop.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Nugget, Columbus
Example: Pale Ale, IPA, Stout
WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety)
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 5 - 7%
Notes: Quite pleasant and hoppy, moderately intense. Traditional English hop with a sweet and fruity aroma.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Substitution: Kent Golding, Progress
Example: Ale
Williamette
Region: United States
AA Range: 4 - 7%
Notes: Mild, spicy, grassy, floral aroma.
Typical Use: Aroma, finishing, dry hopping.
Substitution: Fuggle
Example: English-style Ale, Porter, Stout; Sierra Nevada Porter, Ballard Bitter, Anderson Valley Boont Amber
Wye Target
AA Range: 9 - 12%
Notes: Northern Brewer and Golding heritage.
Typical Use: Bittering
Example: English style ale.
Yakima Cluster
Region: United States
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Notes: Pleasant, aromatic hop.
Typical Use: Bittering, aroma.
Example: Lager, Pale Ale
Yakima Magnum
Region: United States
AA Range: 11 - 12%
Typical Use: Bittering.
Example: American strong ale.
Yeoman
Region: United Kingdom
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Notes: Pleasant bitterness.
Typical Use: Bittering.
Substitution: Northdown
Example: English style ale and lager.
Zeus
Region: United States
AA Range: 13 - 17%
Notes: Pungent, flowery aroma; "chunky" bitterness.
Typical Use: Bittering
Substitution: Columbus
Example: Ale