Varieties

Columbus

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A bittering cultivar with high alpha content selected by Charles Zimmerman for Hopunion, Inc. It has an aroma profile of citrus, earthy, and spicy flavors.

Crystal

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An aroma-type cultivar with an earthy, herbal, and spicy profile. It was developed by the USDA in 1983.

Michigan Copper

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An aroma-type cultivar recently developed by Great Lakes Hops. It has an earthy, floral, citrus, and tropical fruit aroma profile.

Mt. Hood

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An aroma-type cultivar developed by the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released in 1989. It has an aroma profile that is spicy and herbal.

Sterling

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A dual purpose variety released in 1998. It has a floral, citrus, spicy, and herbal aroma profile

Sorachi Ace

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A dual purpose cultivar developed in Japan in 1984 for Sapporo Breweries. It has an aroma profile that is herbal, citrus and a unique dill-like flavor.

Triplepearl

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An aroma-type cultivar released by USDA-ARS in 2013. It has a citrus, spicy, tropical fruit, and pine aroma profile. It is similar to Perle but features more pronounced aroma characteristics.

Tahoma

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Tahoma is said to be similar to Cascade with a mostly citrus aroma profile, although it also has pine and cedar notes. Tahoma was released by Washington State University in 2013.

Yakima Gold

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A dual purpose variety released by Washington State University in 2013. It has a floral, citrus, and spicy aroma profile.

Nugget

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A floral, resiny, candy-like bittering-type cultivar.

Chinook

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A dual purpose cultivar developed by the USDA breeding program and released in 1985. It’s a high alpha bittering variety with an aroma profile of spice and pine with notes of citrus.

Centennial

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An aroma-type cultivar that can also be used for bittering. It has an aroma profile of floral and citrus. It is often said to be a super-cascade and was released in 1990 by Washington State University. Like Cascade, Centennial is also very popular among craft-brewers.

Cascade

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An aroma and bittering cultivar with flowery and citrus flavors. Developed by the USDA-ARA hop breeding program and released for cultivation in 1972 by Oregon State University. One of the most popular American varieties in the craft-brewing industry.