HOP ALTERNATIVES

HOP NAME AA RANGE ALTERNATIVE DESCRIPTION BEER TYPE KEY TO BEER TYPE
Admiral (U.K.) 13.5-16% U.K. Challenger, U.K. Northdown, U.K. Target Known for its bittering potential. C, J, K, R, U, V, Z

A

AMERICAN AMBER & PALE ALE
Ahtanum 4-6.3% Amarillo, Cascade Floral, citrus, sharp, and piney. A

B

AMERICAN LAGER
Ahtanum 4-6.3% Amarillo, Cascade Floral, citrus, sharp, and piney. H, R, U, Z

C

BARLEY WINE & IMPERIAL STOUT
Amarillo 8-9% Cascade, Centennial Citrusy, flowery. A, R, U, Z

D

BELGIAN & FRENCH ALE
Apollo 15-19% Zeus A high alpha acid varietal known for its disease resistance. A, C, K, R

E

BELGIAN LAMBIC & SOUR ALE
Aurora (Slovenia) 6-8% Northern Brewer L, M, P, S

F

BELGIAN STRONG ALE
Bramling Cross (U.K.) 5-7% U.K. Kent Golding, U.K. Progress, Whitbread Golding Variety Quite mild, fruity currant aroma. C, J, K, R, U, V, Z

G

BOCK
Bravo 14-17% Apollo, Zeus A, R

H

BROWN ALE
Brewer’s Gold (German) 6-7% Bullion, Galena, Northdown, Northern Brewer Black currant, fruity, spicy. G, J, K, L, R, U

J

ENGLISH & SCOTTISH STRONG ALE
Brewer’s Gold (U.S.) 7-10% Bullion Bittering hop with neutral aroma character. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z

K

ENGLISH BITTER & PALE ALE
Bullion (U.K.) 6.5-9% Columbus, Northern Brewer A rich hop primarily used for bittering. Intense blackcurrant aroma. C, H, J, K, R, U, Z

L

EUROPEAN DARK LAGER
Cascade (Argentina) 3-5% Any noble hops Different than US grown Cascades with more of a spicy flavor and lemony aroma. K, L, P, S

M

EUROPEAN PALE LAGER
Cascade (NZ) 6-8% Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial Similar to US Cascade, has floral, citrus grapefruit character. A, C, H, Q, R, X, Z

N

FRUIT BEER
Cascade (U.S.) 4.5-7% Amarillo, Centennial, possibly Columbus Pleasant, flowery, spicy, and citrusy. Can have a grapefruit flavor. A, C, H, R, T, U, W, X, Y, Z

P

GERMAN AMBER LAGER
Celeia (Slovenia) 3-6% Styrian Golding Moderate and pleasant zesty bitterness with matching floral aroma, making its use widespread in both ale and lager brewing. Stores very well. B, H, J, K, L, M, P, R, T, V,

Q

WHEAT BEER
Centennial 8-11.5% Cascade, possibly Columbus Medium with floral and citrus tones. A, C, H, Q, R, T, U, W, X, Y, Z

R

INDIA PALE ALE
Challenger (U.K.) 6.5-8.5% Northern Brewer, U.S. or German Perle Mild to moderate, quite spicy. C, J, K, R, U, V, Z

S

KOLSCH & ALTBIER
Chinook 10-14% Columbus, Northern Brewer, Nugget, U.K. Target Mild to medium-heavy, spicy, piney, and grapefruity. A, B, C, H, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z

T

LIGHT ALE
Cluster 5.5-8.5% Galena Medium and quite spicy. A, B, C, H, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z

U

PORTER
Columbus 11-16% Chinook, Northern Brewer, Nugget, U.K. Target Pleasant, with pungent aroma. A, C, H, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z

V

SCOTTISH ALE
Crystal 2-4.5% French Strisslespalt, Hallertauer, Hersbrucker, Liberty, Mt. Hood Mild and pleasant, spicy and flowery. B, L, M

W

SMOKED BEER
Eroica (German) 9-12% Chinook, Galena, Nugget Strong but pleasant aroma. Q

X

SPECIALITY & EXPERIMENTAL BEER
First Gold (U.K.) 6.5-8.5% maybe Crystal, U.K. Kent Golding A little like Golding family; spicy. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z

Y

SPICE, HERB & VEGETABLE BEER
Fuggle (U.K.) 4-5.5% Styrian Golding, U.S. Fuggle, Willamette Mild, pleasant, hoppy, and robust. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z

Z

STOUT
Fuggle (U.S.) 4-5.5% Styrian Golding, U.K. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnanger, Willamette Mild and pleasant, earthy and fruity. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Galena 10-14% Chinook, Nugget, Pride of Ringwood Medium but pleasant hoppiness, citrusy. A, C, H, K, R, U, X, Y, Z
Glacier (U.S.) 5-9% Styrian Golding, U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnanger, Willamette Dual purpose hop with a citrus earthy aroma. A, C, K, R, U, Z
Golding (U.S.) 4-6% U.K. Golding, U.K. Progress, Whitbread Golding Variety Mild, extremely pleasant, and gently hoppy. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, X, Y, Z
Green Bullet (NZ) 11-14% Crystal, Hallertauer Tradition, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Ultra Dual purpose hop. B, G, M, P, Q
Hallertau Aroma (NZ) 6.5-8.5% Perle A dual purpose hop which has been used to replace Perle B, L,  M, P, Q, S
Hallertauer (U.S.) 3.5-5.5% Hallertauer Tradition, Liberty, Ultra Very mild, pleasant, and slightly flowery, some spicy. B, D, E, F, G, M, P, Q, S
Hallertauer Gold (German) 6-6.5% Crystal, Mt. Hood Known for its aromatic properties similar to Hallertauer. B, D, E, F, G, M, P, Q, S
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh (German) 3-5.5% German Tradition, Liberty, Ultra Mild and pleasant. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Hallertauer Tradition (German) 3.5-5.5% Crystal, Liberty Known for its aromatic properties. A replacement for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Herald (U.K.) 11-13% New dual-purpose hop H, J, K
Hersbrucker (German) 3-5.5% French Strisslespalt, Mt. Hood Mild to semi-strong, pleasant, hoppy. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Horizon 11-14% Magnum or a high-alpha hop Pleasantly hoppy. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Kent Golding (U.K.) 4-5.5% U.K. Progress, U.S. Golding, Whitbread Golding Variety Gentle, fragrant, and pleasant. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Liberty 3-6% Hallertauer, Hallertauer Tradition, Mt. Hood Mild and clean aroma, slightly spicy character. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Lublin (Poland) 3-4.5% Czech Saaz, U.S. Saaz, U.S. Tettnanger Mild and typical of noble aroma types, spicy, herbal. M
Magnum 13-15% Northern Brewer Known for bittering value and quality. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Marynka (Poland) 9-12% New hop variety with intense aroma L, M
Millenium 12-15% Nugget Mild, herbal, similar to Nugget. B, M
Motueka (NZ) 6.5-7.5% Czech Saaz, U.S. Saaz New aroma hop G, L, M, P
Mt. Hood 3-8% Crystal, French Strisslespalt, Hersbrucker Mild, pleasant, and clean, somewhat pungent and resiny. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Nelson Sauvin (NZ) 12-14% Unique hop with grape-like flavor A, C, K, R, U, Z
Newport 13-17% Galena, Nugget Fairly pungent. A, B, C, H, K, R, U, X, Y, Z
Northdown (U.K.) 7.5-9.5% Fruity with some spiciness. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Northern Brewer (German) 7-10% Chinook, U.S. Northern Brewer Medium-strong with some wild tones. A, C, H, J, K, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Z
Northern Brewer (U.S.) 6-10% Chinook, Nugget Medium-strong with some wild tones. A, C, H, J, K, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Z
Northwest Golding 4-5% Known for aromatic properties. A, C, H, J, K, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Z
Nugget 11-14.5% Chinook, Columbus, Galena, U.K. Target Quite heavy and herbal. A, C, H, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
Olympic 11-13% Chinook Mild to medium, citrusy aroma, spicy. A, B, C, H, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
Opal (German) 5-8% A new spicy hop variety. L, M, P, S, Y
Pacific Gem (NZ) 13-15% Bittering hop with a woody character. A, C, K, R, U, Z
Pacific Jade (NZ) 12-14% A “soft” bittering hop with spicy and citrus aroma qualities. A, B, C, H, M, Q, R, S, U, Z
Pacifica (NZ) 5-6% Hallertau family An aroma hop with some citrus and floral character G, L, M, P, Q, S,
Palisade 5.5-9.5% Perhaps Cascade Some “American” characteristics. A, C, H, R, T, U, W, X, Y, Z
Perle (German) 6-8.5% Northern Brewer, U.S. Perle Moderately intense, good and hoppy, fruity and a little spicy. A,C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, W, Y, Z
Perle (U.S.) 6-9.5% Chinook, Cluster, Galena, Northern Brewer Known for its aromatic and bittering properties, pleasant and slightly spicy. A, C, D, E, F, G, H, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, W, Y, Z
Phoenix (U.K.) 8-13% U.K. Challenger, U.K. Kent Golding, U.K. Northdown Similar to U.K. Challenger. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Pioneer (U.K.) 8-10% U.K. Kent Golding A mild, typical English aroma. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Premiant (Czech) 8-12.5% A dual purpose variety with a balanced bitterness and slightly spicy aroma M
Pride of Ringwood (Australia) 7-10% Cluster, Galena Quite pronounced, woody, earthy, herbal. A, C, K, R, U, Z
Progress (U.K.) 5-7.5% Fuggle, U.K. Kent Golding Moderately strong, good aroma. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Riwaka (NZ) 4.5-6.5% Czech Saaz, possible American “C” hops Citrusy, grapefruit aroma hop A, R
Saaz (Czech) 3-4.5% U.S. Saaz Very mild with pleasant hoppy notes, earthy, spicy, and herbal. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Saaz (U.S.) 3-5% Czech Saaz Mild and pleasant, earthy and spicy. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Santiam 5-7.9% German Spalt, German Spalt Select, German Tettnanger Noble characteristics. A, B, D, E, F, G, H, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, U, W, Z
Saphir (German) 2.5-4.5% Any noble hops Mild aroma hop. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Satus 12.5-14% Galena Known for its bittering and aromatic properties. A, C, H, K, R, U, X, Y, Z
Select (German) 4-6% Czech Saaz, German Spalt, Tettnanger noble-type aroma G, L, M, P
Simcoe 12-14% A bittering and aromatic hop. A, C, H, Q, R, T, U, W, X, Y, Z
Sladek (Czech) 5-6% Czech Saaz, U.S. Saaz, U.S. Tettnanger A dual-purpose Saaz hybrid. B, G, L, M, P, Q, S
Sorachi Ace (Japan) 13-16% Bittering hop with lemony aroma A, B, H, J, N, P, Q, R, T, X, Y
Southern Cross (NZ) 11-14% Piney, resinous bittering hop B, C, H, J, L, M, P, R, S, U, Z
Spalt (German) 4-5.5% German Spalt Select, U.S. Saaz, U.S. Tettnanger Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Spalt Select (German) 4-6% German Spalt, U.S. Saaz, U.S. Tettnanger Very fine Spalter-type aroma. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Spalt Select (U.S.) 3-5% Saaz, Tettnanger Medium intensity and pleasant hoppy qualities. Medium-strong aroma with wild American tones. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Sterling 6-9% Saaz Herbal, spicy, pleasant aroma, hint of floral and citrus. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Strisslespalt (France) 3-5% Crystal, Hersbrucker, Mt. Hood Medium intensity, pleasant, hoppy. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Styrian Golding (Slovenia) 4.5-6% U.K. Fuggle, U.S. Fuggle, Willamette Delicate, slightly spicy. B, H, J, K, L, M, R, U, V, Z,
Summit 16-18% Simcoe Ultra high-alpha bittering hop A, C, H, R, U, Z
Sun 12-16% Magnum or a high-alpha hop High-alpha hop with intense character A, C, H, R, U, Z
Super Alpha (NZ) 10-12% Earthy, piney bittering hop. A, B, C, G, H, J, R, S, U, Z
Super Pride (Australia) 14% Pride of Ringwood A high alpha variety bred from Pride of Ringwood. A, J, K, R
Target (U.K.) 9.5-12.5% Fuggle, Willamette Pleasant English hop aroma, quite intense. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Tettnanger (German) 3.5-5.5% German Spalt, German Spalt Select, Saaz, U.S. Tettnanger Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy, herbal. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Tettnanger (U.S.) 3.4-5.2% Czech Saaz, German Spalt, Santiam An aromatic hop, mild and slightly spicy. B, D, E, F, G, L, M, N, P, Q, S, T, W
Tomahawk 15-17% Columbus Primarily a bittering hop. A, C, H, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
Tradition (German) 5-7% Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hersbrucker Very fine and similar to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, S, T, W
Ultra 2-4.1% Hallertauer Tradition, Liberty, Saaz Very good to outstanding, some Saaz-like qualities. Aromatic properties similar to Hallertauer. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, S, T, W
Vanguard 4-5.7% Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Saaz Aroma similar to continental European types. B, D, E, F, G, M, N, P, S, T, W
Warrior 15-17% Nugget A bittering and aromatic hop. A, C, H, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety) (U.K.) 5-7% U.K. Kent Golding, U.K. Progress Quite pleasant and hoppy, moderately intense. C, H, J, K, R, U, V, Z
Willamette 3.5-6% Styrian Golding, U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnanger Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy, fruity, floral, a little earthy. A, C, H, J, K, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
Yakima Cluster 6-8.5% Used as a kettle hop for bittering. A, C, H, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
Zeus 13-17% Columbus Aromatic and pleasant. A, H, R, U, W, X, Y, Z
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