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Hop Varieties

Cascade

FLORAL, SPICY, CIRTUS

ALPHA ACIDS: 4.5 - 7%

Released in 1972, Cascade is a medium strength aroma hop that provides a unique floral/spicy character with well balanced bittering potential.  Known for its grapefruit-like aroma, Cascade is the most popular hop within the U.S. craft brewing industry.

 

Alpha Acids                                            4.5 - 7.0%

Beta Acids                                               4.8 - 7.0%

Cohumulone (%of alpha acids)                     33 - 40%

Total Oils (ML per 100 grams dried)                 0.7 - 1.4%

Myrcene (as % of total oils)                              45 - 60%

Caryophyllene (as % of total oils)               3.5 - 5.5%

Humulene (as % of total oils)                            8 - 13%

Farnesene (as % of total oils)                       3.0 - 7.0%

Storage (% alpha acids after 6 months at 20oC)     48 - 52%

Chinook

CIRTUS, SPICY, PINE

ALPHA ACIDS: 11.5 - 15%

Released in 1985 as a high alpha variety, Chinook has a highly acceptable pine-like aroma profile with a smooth bitterness and full flavor.  Great for bittering moderately and highly-hopped ales and sometimes lagers.

 

 

Alpha Acids                                        11.5 - 15.0%

Beta Acids                                               3.0 - 4.0%

Cohumulone (%of alpha acids)                     29 - 35%

Total Oils (ML per 100 grams dried)                1.7 - 2.7%

Myrcene (as % of total oils)                             35 - 40%

Caryophyllene (as % of total oils)             9.0 - 10.0%

Humulene (as % of total oils)                          18 - 23%

Farnesene (as % of total oils)                              < 1.0%

Storage (% alpha acids after 6 months at 20oC)              68%

Nugget

EARTHY, HERBAL

ALPHA ACIDS: 11.5 - 15%

Released in 1983 as a high alpha variety, Nugget is characterized by a mild herbal aroma, a low proportion of cohumulone, and good storage stability.  A good hop for bittering almost any beer, especially medium to dark English style ales, or lagers.

 

 

Alpha Acids                                        11.5 - 15.0%

Beta Acids                                                4.2 - 5.8%

Cohumulone (%of alpha acids)                      22 - 26%

Total Oils (ML per 100 grams dried)                  1.8 - 2.2%

Myrcene (as % of total oils)                               48 - 55%

Caryophyllene (as % of total oils)                7.0 - 9.0%

Humulene (as % of total oils)                           16 - 19%

Farnesene (as % of total oils)                               < 1.0%

Storage (% alpha acids after 6 months at 20oC)               76%

Mt. Hood

MILD SPICE, FLORAL, HERBAL

ALPHA ACIDS: 4 - 6.5%

Considered a noble aroma variety.  Released in 1989, a triploid seedling selection of the German Hallertauer veriety.  Similarities to German Hallertau and Hersbrucker.  Aroma descriptors include "clean" mild spice/floral, herbal, woodsy pine tone.

 

Alpha Acids                                                4 - 6.5%

Beta Acids                                               4.4 - 7.2%

Cohumulone (%of alpha acids)                     21 - 25%

Total Oils (ML per 100 grams dried)                 0.8 - 2.0%

Myrcene (as % of total oils)                              25 - 35%

Caryophyllene (as % of total oils)              10 - 16.0%

Humulene (as % of total oils)                          30 - 40%

Farnesene (as % of total oils)                              < 1.0%

Storage (% alpha acids after 6 months at 20oC)      55 - 60%

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