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Hops

Hops
Hops are divided into three types - bittering, aroma and dual-purpose - based on the function they serve in the brewing process. Bittering hops are usually high in alpha acids and minimal in essential oil, aroma hops offer an abundance of essential oils with lesser alpha acids, and dual-purpose hops contain both in balanced amounts.

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  • Nelson Sauvin NZ Pellets

    Nelson Sauvin (NZ) Pellets

    Nelson Sauvin is a highly prized, dual-purpose hop that has been used in a wide range of styles by craft brewers. It has a distinctive aroma, similar to Sauvignon Blanc wine or crushed gooseberries. Notes of passionfruit and tangerine are apparent as well. Nelson Sauvin has a low cohumulone content, which imparts a smooth bitterness. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: New Zealand Alpha Acid: 10.6 %

    $3.95

  • Mandarina Bavaria DE Pellets

    Mandarina Bavaria (DE) Pellets

    A daughter of Cascade, along with Hallertau Blanc and Hülll Melon, Mandarina Bavaria was released in 2012. A tangerine machine when used for late, whirlpool, and dry hop additions, Mandarina Bavaria is quickly finding support in the brewhouse for American IPA and variants, black ales, saisons, Brett fermentations, and other beers where a definite fruity and strongly hoppy character is beneficial. It's sweet and distinctive with intense tangerine and orange candy notes and a resinous, herbal follow up. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: Germany Alpha Acid: 11.3% Common Styles: American IPA, Saison

    $3.95

  • Cluster US Pellets

    Cluster (US) Pellets

    Cluster is the oldest hop variety grown in the US, and until relatively recently it accounted for the majority of the acreage as well. The prevailing theory of its origin is pollination of hop varieties cultivated by English and Dutch settlers by indigenous wild hops. With balanced bittering and pungent but not unpleasant aromatics, Cluster adds to the authenticity of historical recipes as well as throwback American lager styles. Somewhat strong and largely underrated, the flavor and aroma of Cluster are spicy and floral with earthy blackcurrant undertones. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 8.3 % Similar Varieties: Chinook, Nugget, Galena Common Styles: Stout, light or dark Lagers

    $1.75

  • Summit™ US Pellets

    Summit™ (US) Pellets

    The peak of high-alpha varieties, Summit has exceptional alpha acid levels and a high oil content. It has a strong grapefruit aroma with notes of orange and tangerine. Used primarily for bittering, it has been employed for dry-hopping with some success. Hop Type: Bittering Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 16.3% Similar Varieties: Simcoe, Columbus, Warrior, Millenium Common Styles: IPAs, Imperial IPAs

    $1.65

  • Sorachi Ace Pellets

    Sorachi Ace Pellets

    Originally developed in the 1980s in Japan for Sapporo, recent years have seen Sorachi Ace gaining acreage in the Pacific Northwest. Its parentage includes Brewers Gold, Saaz, and Beikei No. 2. With a potent alpha acid level, Sorachi is a more than capable bittering hop, while its unique aromatics make it welcome in styles that embrace bright citrus character: saison, witbier, and exotic riffs on IPA. Sorachi Ace is distinctive with a suggestion of dill and unmistakable overtones of lemon, including wood polish, fruit pith, and Lemon Zinger tea. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 12.0 % Similar Varieties: Southern Cross Common Styles: Pilsner, Saison, IPA

    $2.35

  • Target GB Pellets

    Target (GB) Pellets

    Bred from Norther Brewer and English Golding stock, Target is an excellent bittering hop with a classic English character. While typically used for its high alpha percentage, this hop has gained some popularity for its aroma as well. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United Kingdom Alpha Acid: 10.8% Similar Varieties: Fuggle, Willamette

    $2.25

  • Pacific Jade NZ Pellets

    Pacific Jade (NZ) Pellets

    Out of stock

    Pacific Jade is a high-alpha hop that produces a very soft bitterness, attributable to its low cohumulone content. The smooth bitterness can allow the mouthfeel or flavor characteristics of other ingredients to be featured without sacrificing hoppiness. The bold, citrus and pepper aroma provides excellent results in dual-purpose applications, and nicely compliments full, malty beers. Hop Type: Bittering Origin: New Zealand Alpha Acid: 14.5% Common Styles: American pale ales, IPA

    Out of stock

    $2.25

  • Motueka NZ Pellets

    Motueka (NZ) Pellets

    Motueka is the result of a breeding program aimed at creating novel aroma hops that impart unique flavors to beer. Against a background character reminiscent of its Saazer parent, Motueka offers vivacious notes of lemon, lime, and tropical fruits. The moderate alpha acid levels make it suitable for a wide range of applications, and it produces excellent results when employed in multiple additions. It offers a balanced bitterness that integrates well with high gravity brews and nicely compliments strong malt characteristics like sweetness and body. While typically used in traditional pilsners and Belgian ales, Motueka is gaining popularity in the American craft brewing scene. It's now being used in an increasingly wide range of American, English and continental styles, including, of course, the IPA. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: New Zealand Alpha Acid: 6.1% Similar Varieties: Saaz Common Styles: Continental Lager Styles, Belgian Ales

    $2.85

  • Vanguard Hop Pellet

    Vanguard Hop Pellet

    This American bred hop offers a noble aroma that is ideal for all Lagers, Belgian Ales, and Wheats. Low bittering power lets the rich aroma of spicy, floral, and woodsy notes to sing in your brew. Alpha Acids:5 - 6 % Beta Acids: 5 - 7 % Total Oil: 0.8 - 1.2 mL/100g

    $1.99

  • Liberty US Pellets

    Liberty (US) Pellets

    Liberty came about in 1983 as part of the same USDA program that produced its half-sisters Crystal, Mt. Hood, and Ultra. It is a triploid daughter of Hallertau Mittelfrüh and a downy mildew-resistant USDA male, #64035M, and of the four is considered to most closely resemble its mother. Designed as a substitute for Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Liberty makes an excellent domestic stand-in for European noble hops in German pils, Bavarian-style lagers, Kolsch, Hefeweizen, Biere de Garde, and Belgian ales. Mild and refined, Liberty's aroma is spicy, sweet, grassy and haylike. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 4.7% Similar Varieties: Mount Hood, Hallertau, Crystal Common Styles: Bock, Kolsch, German Lager

    $1.95

  • CTZ US Pellets

    CTZ (US) Pellets

    CTZ is an umbrella term for the closely-related varieties Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. Bred for high alpha potential, each variety shares parentage with Nugget. Excellent bittering capability as originally intended, but craft brewers have also harnessed CTZ s intense, citrus-and-spice pungence for American-style IPAs. Dry-hopping can bring out aromas of pine and spice. Hop Type: Bittering Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 15.6% Similar Varieties: Chinook, Nugget, Centennial Common Styles: American-style IPA, Bitter Ale

    $1.85

  • Sale -29%Last stock! El Dorado™ US Pellets - 8 oz

    El Dorado™ (US) Pellets - 8 oz

    2 in stock

    El Dorado is a unique, dual-purpose hop with exceptional aroma qualities and high alpha acid levels. A relatively new variety, its consistent performance eliciting fruity notes, especially tropical fruit flavors, has quickly made El Dorado popular for hop-forward styles or beers with complex flavor profiles. Tasting notes commonly specify aromas of watermelon, pear, candy, or stone fruit. There is often an undertone of citrus, and sometimes an identifiable fresh-cut-grass taste. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: Moxee, WA (US) Alpha Acid: 13.6% Similar Varieties: Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Rakau Common Styles: American Pale Ale, IPA

    2 in stock

    $28.00$19.99

  • Last stock! Galaxy AU Pellets - 5 oz

    Galaxy (AU) Pellets - 5 oz

    1 in stock

    Galaxy is a highly desired hop not only for its great bittering potential, but for its aromatics as well. This dual-purpose hop has become a favorite for pale ales and IPAs because of its subtle citrus notes and undertones of passionfruit, mango, and peach. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: Australia Alpha Acid: 14.1% Similar Varieties: Citra

    1 in stock

    $19.99

  • Ahtanum Hop Pellets

    Ahtanum Hop Pellets

    Out of stock

    Ahtanum is a low alpha acid aroma hop that was developed by Yakima Chief Ranches. It's typically used in American pale ales and IPA's for its floral and citrus notes: some consider this variety to be a solid substitute for Cascade or Amarillo. Alrighty, lets crunch some numbers.   Alpha Acids: 5.0% Beta Acids: 4%-6% Total Oil: 0.5-1.7 Aroma & Flavor Profile: Earthy, floral, citrus with notes of grapefruit and geranium.

    Out of stock

    $1.99

  • Saphir DE Pellets

    Saphir (DE) Pellets

    (German)Similar to Hallertaur Mittlefrueh. Low alpha acid. mild, floral flavor and clean citrus aroma. Average Alpha: 2.9%  

    $1.95

  • Zythos Hop Pellets

    Zythos Hop Pellets

    Zythos is a new "IPA style" hop blend created to optimize and exceed the aroma characteristics of the traditional, and sometimes hard to get, IPA hops. Hopunion had a team of professional hop sniffers blending combinations of hops. The interesting thing about blending hops is like blending wine - the blend actually ends up being different than the sum of the parts. Pretty cool. This is a perfect hop for West Coast style hoppy Pale Ales and IPA's. With that said we have seen, sniffed and tasted all kinds of traditional styles made with aggressive IPA hops. You are only limited by your creativity. Alpha Acids:9.2% Beta Acids:4.7 - 6.2 % Total Oil: 0.7 - 1.2 mL/100g

    $1.99

  • Tradition DE Pellets

    Tradition (DE) Pellets

    With both Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Saaz parentage, Tradition has the classic character of continental aroma hops, but with higher alpha acid contribution. It's a great hop for any lager or German style. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: Germany Alpha Acid: 5.5% Similar Varieties: Hallertau Mittelfrüh

    $2.25

  • Perle DE Pellets

    Perle (DE) Pellets

    Bred at Hülll from English Northern Brewer stock, Perle became extremely popular with German growers and brewers after its release in 1978. Primarily an aroma hop, in an excellent year it can have high enough alpha content for use as bittering as well. Its combination of delicacy and brightness go well with the clean flavors of European lagers and cold-fermented ales, as well as the yeast character of many Belgian beers. Some brewers also find nontraditional use for its flavors in blends for pale ale and other hoppy warm-fermented styles. Its aroma is lively and sweet with harmonized suggestions of fresh mint and spice in the nose. On the palate, Perle shows a complex mix of floral and spice with mild to medium intensity. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: Germany Alpha Acid: 7.1 % Similar Varieties: Liberty, Northern Brewer, Cluster Common Styles: Continental Ales and Lagers

    $1.75

  • Last stock! Pacifica NZ Pellets

    Pacifica (NZ) Pellets

    1 in stock

    Pacifica offers the classic citrus and floral aroma of its Hallertau parent, with hints of orange marmalade. The desirable oil profile promises good flavor integration with a variety of beer styles. Used as a bittering hop, Pacifica produces a soft yet solid finish, even in highly bittered beers. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: New Zealand Alpha Acid: 4.6% Similar Varieties: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Common Styles: German Lagers, American Pale Ales

    1 in stock

    $3.95

  • Super Alpha Dr. Hop Pellets

    Super Alpha Dr. Hop Pellets

    Super Alpha, despite its name, is a versatile, dual-purpose hop. Slight notes of fresh grass underlie a complex aroma of pine and lemongrass, making Super Alpha a desirable choice for late hop additions or dry hopping. When used for bittering, Super Alpha can deliver a very crisp, bitter edge to the back palate, and adds a slight resinous character. This interesting hop can be used in ales or lagers, and in both classic and new-world styles. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: New Zealand Alpha Acid: 13.2%

    $2.95

  • Sterling US Hop Pellets

    Sterling (US) Hop Pellets

    Similar to its Saaz parent, Sterling has an herbal aroma with floral and citrus notes. But its higher alpha acid content makes it suitable for dual-purpose applications in a wide variety of beer styles. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 12.3 Similar Varieties: Saaz, Lublin Common Styles: Czech Lagers, Belgian Ales, American Ales

    $1.65

  • Palisades Hop Pellets

    Palisades Hop Pellets

    Palisade is an aromic hop cultivated right here in the United States. It has an aromic profile of apricot, grass, floral, and clean. Great for American and English-style Ales, and Lagers. Alpha Acids: 8.9% Beta Acids: 5.5 - 8% Total Oil: 0.8 - 2 mL/100g 

    $1.95

  • Loral Hop Pellets

    Loral Hop Pellets

    Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2016, Loral™ Brand HBC 291 has a noble heritage that straddles the fence between old and new world hop aromatics. It has the ability to complement all beer styles, making it a very versatile hop in the brewery. Loral™ has been described as pleasant with floral, citrus, peppery and some dark fruit characteristics. Specific aroma descriptors include very pleasant, floral, peppery, lemon-citrus and dark fruit. Alpha Acids:12.9 % Beta Acids: 4.9 - 5.3 % Total Oil: 1.8 - 2.9 mL/100g

    $1.99

  • Horizon US Pellets

    Horizon (US) Pellets

    Horizon is an excellent bittering hop, not only for its high alpha percentage, but also low cohumulone content, which ensures a very smooth bitterness. The aromatic qualities are not to be overlooked - Horizon is a dual-purpose variety. It has a very desirable, delicate nose with floral and citrus notes. Horizon is widely used in craft breweries to brew a variety of styles. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 11.4% Similar Varieties: Magnum

    $1.95

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