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Cascade is used widely in American beers, and is the predominant hop in most West Coast ales. Cascade imparts a pleasant citrusy (usually grapefruit), zesty flavor and floral/citrus aroma. It was released in 1972 and is one of the most recognisable US hop ...

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Ultra-high-alpha acid with German characteristics.

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Galaxy has a distinctive aroma, described variously as a combination of citrus and passionfruit, or passionfruit and peach. First bred in 1994. Used in many Australian craft beers, perhaps most famously in Stone & Wood's Pacific Ale.

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Low aroma means Sticklebract is only used for bittering.

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An improved Cluster variety.

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Developed in 1997. Pungent, almost flowery. A high-alpha-acid hop with a highly aromatic, pleasant profile. Similar to Columbus.

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Amarillo is floral and citrusy, similar to Cascade, but with a slightly higher alpha acid level. Used in American ales and IPAs.

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First bred in 1987 as a cross between Pride of Ringwood and a British hop with Yeoman heritage.

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Used in lager, bock, wheat beer and sometimes pilsner. Hallertau Hersbrucker is a replacement for Hallertau Mittelfrueh. Both are delicate, flowery and spicy. Along with Saaz, Hallertau is the classic Continental European lager hop and is ideal for any l ...

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Gives a fine, spicy aroma. Similar to Saaz and Spalt and spicier that Hallertauer. European-grown varieties have half the yield, but a similar bitterness, of US-grown plants.

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Used in lager, pilsner, bock and wheat beers. It has a mild, plesant and clean aroma but can be pungent and resiny. Mount Hood was released in 1989. It is similar to Hallertau and can be substituted in European lagers when Hallertau is called for. It is a ...

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Sorachi Ace is a hop that is increasing in popularity. Its distinctive flavour has been described as lemon/bubblegum and is said by some to impart a dill pickle flavour!

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Crystal was bred as an American-grown substitute for Hallertau Mittelfruh, as were Liberty and Mt Hood. Crystal is regarded as the best of the three. It is also similar to Hersbrucker and Strisslespalt. Its flavour is more spicy than floral. Used in ales ...

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Used in bitter, extra special bitter, English pale ale and porter. Norther Brewer has a fine, fragrant aroma. One of the original hybrid hops, but it is becoming rarer as it is replaced by modern varieties. Called Hallertauer NB in Germany, where it is al ...

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A newer variety with Northern Brewer and Saaz ancestry.

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Similar to Hersbrucker, with a medium intensity and pleasant hoppiness. Used in pilsner, lager and wheat beer.

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Released to meet the demand for a higher alpha-acid hop. No longer grown.

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Most famously used in Czech pilsner. The most famous of all aroma hops, Saaz is fresh and cleansing. It is very mild with pleasant hoppy notes. It is essential for pilseners and also used in Belgian ales. Polish Lublin is similar, but nothing can really s ...

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Used as an aroma hop in ale, lager, pilsner and wheat beers, and for late hopping ales. A recent strain that is a cross between Hallertau Mittelfrueh and a Saaz clone. It has a nice, strong floral aroma and a hint of spice, similar to Saaz. It is a well r ...

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