A Perle Hop in our 3" pot.
   
Variety   Discription   Alpha Acids   Beta Acids   Yield (lbs/Acre)
Brewer's Gold   Brewer’s Gold is an English variety that is primarily used as a bittering hop.  It is a descendent of Bullion and has many of the same varietal attributes.  American-grown Brewer’s Gold has a higher percentage of alpha acids than its counterpart in England.
 
  8 - 10%   3.5 - 4.5%   2,400
Cascade   Cascade is an aroma hop that was developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon and released in 1972.  It has a medium strength aroma that provides a unique floral/spicy character with well balanced bittering potential.  It is the most popular hop with the U.S. craft brewing industry.
 
  4.5 - 7%   4.8 - 7.0%   1,600 - 2,000
Centennial   Centennial is an aroma variety that was released in 1990. It was derived from three-quarters Brewer’s Gold with minor contributions from Fuggle, East Kent Golding and others.  It is among the most popular varieties for U.S. craft brewers and is sometimes referred to as a super Cascade.
 
  9.5 - 11%   3.5 - 4.5%   1,500 - 1,750
Chinook   Chinook was developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha variety.  It has a highly acceptable beer aroma profile with smooth bitterness and full flavor.
 
  12 - 14%   3.0 - 4.0%   1,700 - 2,100
Cluster L8   Cluster is the oldest hop variety grown in the US. Until the late 1970’s, Cluster was one of only a few varieties growing in the US and accounted for most of the country’s hop acreage. It is an excellent general purpose hop with well-balanced bittering potential and aroma properties. The storage stability of its alpha acids is among the best in the world.
 
  5.5 - 8.5%   4.5 - 5.5%   1,700 - 2,100
Crystal   Crystal is a triploid variety that was bred by USDA from Hallertau mf, Cascade, Northern Brewer, & Early Green. It is perceived as the most pungent of the triploid Hallertau family of hops, & is increasingly popular among US craft brewers. It is a versatile variety that is used in Pilsners and Lagers, as well as in ESB’s (Extra Special Bitter) and American & Belgian-style Ales.
 
  3.5 - 5.5%   4.5 - 6.5%   1,200 - 2,000
Fuggle H   This classic English aroma variety has long been grown in both Oregon and Washington.  It has a typical English aroma and contributes a balanced bitterness.  Fuggle is very suit-able for English and American-style Ales.
 
  4-5.5%   1.5 - 2.0%   1,070 - 1,600
Galena   Galena is a high alpha variety that was developed in the Idaho state breeding program in 1978.  It has balanced bit -tering properties combined with an agreeable aroma profile.  Galena’s storage stability is excellent.   It has often used in both English and American-style Ales.
 
  11.5-13.5%   7.2 - 8.7%   1,700 - 2,100
Glacier   Glacier is a dual-purpose hop with well balanced bittering properties and a pleasant aroma profile.  It was released in 2000 from the Washington State University breeding pro-gram.  It is commonly used in beer styles such as Pale Ale, ESB, Bitter, English-Style Pale Ale, Porter, and Stout.
 
  5%   8.20%   2,400 - 2,600
Liberty   Liberty is a triploid Hallertau variety that was bred by U.S.D.A. Of the four triploid Hallertau mf varieties released by U.S.D.A., Liberty most closely resembles the Hallertau mf cultivar.  It is typically used in Lager, Pilsner, Bock, US Wheat, and Kölsch beers.
 
  3 - 5%   3 - 4%   1,000 - 1,700
Magnum  
Magnum is a high alpha variety that was 
developed at the Hop Research Center in Huell, Germany. It is widely grown in the Hallertau region of Germany, and is also grown in the U.S. Magnum is a good bittering hop for Ales and Lagers.
  12 - 14%   4.5 - 6%   1,340 - 1,700
Mt. Hood   Named after the famous Oregon volcano, Mt. Hood is an aroma variety that was bred from the German Hallertauer variety and released in 1989 from the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon.  It has clear similarities to German Hal -lertauer and Hersbrucker, and is typically used in Lagers, Pilsners, Bocks, Wheat, Alt, and Helles beers.
 
  4-7%   5 - 8%   1,450 - 1,750
New Port   A high-alpha hop developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding pro-gram at Oregon State University using Hallertau Magnum as its mother.  Newport has excellent yields and is resistant to both powdery and downy mildews.
 
  13.5 - 17%   7.2 - 9.1%   1,990 - 2,550
Nugget   Nugget is a high alpha variety released in 1983 from the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon. It is characterized by a mild herbal aroma, a low proportion of cohumulone, and good storage stability.  It is used by brewers both for bittering and for its aroma profile. Nugget is one of the most widely grown varieties in Oregon and also has significant acreage in Washington State. 
 
  11.5-14%   4.2 - 5.8%   1,800 - 2,200
Perle   Perle was bred from Northern Brewer at the Hop Research Center in Huell, Germany. It is well established in Germany and is also grown in both Oregon and Washington.  Perle is a dual purpose variety with moderate alpha levels and a nice aroma profile.  It is popular with growers due to its high yields and resistance to downy mildew and wilt.     7-9.5%   4 - 5%   1,160 - 1,600
Saaz  
This traditional variety from the Czech Republic is grown on a limited basis in the US. It has a classic noble aroma that is used in
Pilsners.
  3 - 4.5%   3 - 4.5%   600 - 1,000
Sorachi Ace  
This Japanese variety has a bold Lemon aroma and taste with maybe a dill, cilantro, and coconut notes to it too and a slight background oak flavor. Typically used for bittering, but with that focused lemon note it would probably do well when used later or after the boil.
Sorachi Ace could be used in any beer that would work with a lemon taste, a Saison or an IPA.
  13 - 16%   8.8 - 9.9%   1,600 - 1,800
Tettnanger   Tettnang is a traditional German landrace variety known for its noble aroma that is pleasant and slightly spicy.  It remains well established in the Tettnang growing region of Germany, and is also grown in Oregon and Washington.  American-grown Tettnang is reported to have slightly higher myrcene levels than its German counterpart. 
 
  4-5%   3 - 4%   900 - 1,340
Ultra   Ultra was bred by U.S.D.A. from a tetraploid Hallertau mf cultivar and a Saazer-type male diploid genotype.  It is  a half-sister to Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Crystal.  Ultra has a mild and pleasant Saaz-like aroma.  It has very low alpha acids compared to most U.S. aroma varieties.
 
  2 - 3.5%   3 - 4.5%   1,600 - 1,800
Vanguard   Vanguard was the last of the Hallertau varieties to be re-leased from the U.S.D.A. breeding program.  It has a reputa -tion of having a very close chemistry and aroma to Hallertau mf.  Vanguard is typically used in Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch, Wheat, Munich, Helles, and Belgian-style Ales.
 
  5.5 - 6%   6 - 7%   1,350 - 1,475
Willamette   Named after Oregon’s Willamette River, which runs through that state’s hop growing region, Willamette was released in 1976 from the U.S.D.A. breeding program.  It is a daughter of the classic English variety, Fuggle, and is characterized by a low alpha content and mild aroma.  Willamette is the
most widely grown U.S. aroma hop.  It imparts a mild, slightly spicy, and pleasant aroma in beer. 
  4-6%   3.5 - 4.5%   1,300 - 1,700
Zeus  
Zeus is a great dual purpose hop making it ideal for laying the bitter foundation for beers such as Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, and anything Imperial.  Zeus is commonly used for late-boil or dry hopping for its herbal, earthy character. The aroma is pleasing and citrus notes may be found in fresh batches. Zeus is so similar to Columbus/Tomahawk that it is often lumped into the name as CTZ.
  14 - 16%   4 - 5%   2,500 - 2,900
                 
Data from USA Hops, Hop Growers of America, variety manual 2011, 2013, 2014