Aroma Hops

The following is a table is a list of aroma hops commonly used in the final minutes of the wort boil to give flavour and aroma to your beer. They a usually the lower alpha type varieties with distinctive flavours and aroma. These aroma hops are also ones used for dry hopping .

The table also has suggestions of alternative hops to use and suggestions of the types of beers that the particular hops are used in.

They are available for sale in 100g or 500g pouches or packed in a hop bag (for finishing)  at good home brew shops such as The Brew Shop and ESB Brewing Supplies

 

VARIETY ALPHA ACID% ORIGIN ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDED USE
Ahtanum 5-8 USA Cascade Amarillo Lager, American Ales
Amarillo 7-11 USA Cascade Centennial American Ales, IPA
Aquila 6.5 USA Cluster No Longer Grown
Aurora (Super Styrian) 6.5 – 9.5 Slovenia Perle Sladek Lager, Pilsen
Bramling Cross 5-7 UK Willamette Ales, especially Christmas Ales
Cascade 4-7 USA Centennial Amarillo American-Style Ales, especially Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Barley Wines, can also be used in Witbier
Citra 9-11 USA IPA, Strong American and Belgian Ales
Cobbs (Golding clone) 4.4 – 6.7 UK East Kent Goldings Traditional Ales, IPA
Crystal 3-6 USA Mount Hood Liberty Pilsner, Lager, Kölsch, ESB, Alt, Belgian-StyleAles
Early Bird (Golding clone) 4-6 UK Goldings Tradional Ales, IPA
East Kent Goldings 5-7 UK GoldingsSovereignProgress All English style Ales, Belgian-Style Ales, Stout, Porter, most Lagers
Eastwell Golding
(Golding clone)
5-8 UK East Kent Goldings All English style Ales, Belgian-Style Ales, Stout, Porter, most Lagers
Fuggle 3-7 UK ProgressWillametteGoldingsSovereign All English style Ales, ESB, Bitter, Lager, andLambic
Fuggle 4-5.5 USA UK FuggleWillametteStyrian Golding Any English-style beer or American Ales, Lambic
Glacier 5.5 USA WillametteGoldingFuggle Pale Ale, ESB, Bitter, English-Style Pale Ale,Porter, Stout
Goldings 4-8 USA East Kent Golding Progress All English-style beers, especially all Bitters andPale Ale, Belgian-Style Ales, Barley Wine
Hallertauer 3.5-5.5 USA LibertyTradition Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Kölsch, MunichHelles, Belgian-Style Ales
Hallertauer Hersbrucker 2-5 Germany StrisselspaltHaller. Mittelfruh >Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Weizen Bock, Wheat,Belgian-Style Ales, Kölsch, Munich Helles
Hallertauer Mittelfruh 3-6 Germany Hersbrucker Traditional German beers
Hersbrucker Pure 4.7 Germany Strisselspalt Traditional German beers
Hersbrucker Spät 2-4.5 Germany Strisselspalt Traditional German beers
Liberty 3-5 USA TraditionMount HoodCrystal Lager, Pilsner, Bock, US Wheat, Kölsch
Lubelski (Lublin) 3-5 Poland SaazStyrian Golding European Lagers
Motueka 5-8 New Zealand Traditional Pilsenerstyles, traditional European and English Ales
Mount Hood 4-7 USA CrystalHall. HersbruckerStrisselspalt Lager, Pilsner, Bock, US Wheat, Alt, MunichHelles
Hallertauer Aroma 7-10 New Zealand Hallertauer Mittelfruh Lager
Opal 4-6 Germany German Wheat beers, summer Ales, Helles, light European Lagers, light Ales, Saisons, and Belgian Ales
Pacifica (Pacific Hallertau) 4-8 New Zealand Hall. Hersbrucker Traditional German Lager styles
Palisade 6-10 USA Cascade English-style Pale Ales
Perle 5-9 Germany NorthdownFirst GoldNorthern Brewer Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Pilsner, Weizen, Ale,Alt, Kölsch, Munich Helles
Progress 4-8 UK GoldingsFuggles Ale, Bitter, ESB, Porter
Riwaka 4.5 – 6.5 New Zealand Saaz Suitable where traditional Saazer types would be employed
Saaz 2-5 Czech Republic Tettnang Lubelski Pilsner, Lagers, Belgian-Style Ales, Lambic,sometimes Bitter
Santiam 4-7 USA TettnangSelect Spalt Lager, US Ales, Pilsner, Belgian Tripel and other Belgian-Styles, Kölsch, Bock, Munich Helles
Saphir 3-6 Germany Any noble hop Pilsen, German Lagers, Belgian Whites
SavinjskiGolding 2-4 Slovenia Saaz Fuggle Tettnang Ale, Lager, Pilsen, IPA
Select Spalt (Spalter Select) 4-8 Germany TettnangSaaz German, continental European, and American Lagers
Sovereign 4-7 UK FugglesGoldings Any traditional English beer styles
Spalter 4-5 Germany Select Spalt Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Alt, Kölsch, Munich Helles
Sterling 5-9 USA Saaz Pilsner and other Lagers, Ales and Belgian-Style Ales
Strisselspalt 2-5 France Hall. Hersbrucker Pilsner, Lager, Wheat
Styrian Golding (Celeia) 2-5 Slovenia Tradition SelectSpalt Ale, Stout, Lager, Pilsen
Styrian Golding -B 4-5 Slovenia Cascade Smaragd Ale, Stout, Lager, Pilsen
Tettnang 2-5 Germany SaazSelect Spalt Lager, Ale, Pilsner, Weizen, Lambic, Alt, Kölsch,Munich Helles
Tradition 4-7 Germany Hall. Hersbrucker Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Weizen
Ultra 4.5 – 5 USA Saaz Bohemian Pilsen, European-style Lager
Vanguard 5-7 USA Hall. HersbruckerMount HoodLiberty Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, MunichHelles, Belgian-Style Ales
Whitbreads Golding Variety (WGV) 4-8 UK GoldingsSovereignChallenger English Ales
Willamette 4-7 USA Bramling CrossFuggles All English-style Ales, and US Pale and BrownAles