Hop Plant Variety: Crystal

Crystal is a triploid variety that was bred by U.S.D.A. from Hallertau mf, Cascade, Northern Brewer, and Early Green. It is perceived as the most pungent of the triploid Hallertau family of hops, and is increasingly popular among U.S. craft brewers. It is a versatile variety that is used in Pilsners and Lagers, as well as in ESB’s and American and Belgian-style Ales.


Alpha Acids: 3.5-4.5%

Beta: 4.5-6.5%

Yield #’s / acre: 1,200 – 2,000

Purpose: Aroma

Co-Humulone:  21-26%

Seasonal Maturity: Late

Growth Rate: Very High

Sidearm Length: 24-48”

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Resistant to:

Susceptible to: Moderately to Downy Mildew

Style Guide: Pilsners, Lagers, ESB’s, Ales, Stouts, IPA’s, Bitters

Aroma: Citrus, Fruity, Earthy, Spicy, Floral

Substitutes: Mt Hood, Liberty, Hallertau, Ultra


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