Freshops we carry
These come in 2 oz and 4 oz packages with limited availability in 1 pound bags
Variety - Alpha Acid % - Flavor Description - style Examples
Amarillo - 8-10% AA - flowery, citrus-like aroma with medium bittering value that is gaining acceptance as a substitute for Cascade due to its hardy nature. Ales, IPAs.
Cascade - 4-7% AA - Flowers, citrus & spice with grapefruit the noticeable fragrance quite often. This medium aroma balances the low bittering value. Very popular hop among craft brewers. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters.
Centennial - 8-11% AA - Flowers & citrus most evident. A medium aroma with mid to high bittering value makes it a dual purpose choice. Ales, IPAs.
Chinook - 11-13% AA - A pine forest washed with exotic spice and infused with grapefruit. This alluring aroma and a high bittering value has gained this hop full respect from craft & major brewers. Most beer styles from Pale Ales to Lagers.
Citra - 11-15% - Citra is a high alpha Hallertauer hybrid. This hop imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characteristics to beer. Pale Ales, IPAs, American Ales.
Crystal - 3-5% AA - Genteel, continental lady meets American belle with a delicate blend of spices and flowers. Low bittering value adds to the charm. Craft brewers love her style. German-style Pilsner, Lager, Kölsch, ESB, Belgian Ales.
Fuggle - 4.0-5.5% AA - Classic English aroma hop with moderate bittering value. Pleasant wood and fruit tones will have you heading off to the hunt. Tally-ho, old boy! English-style beers (particularly Stout), American Ales.
Golding - 3-6.5% AA - Golding is an old school English aroma hop with flowery notes that have produced some of England's best bitters. All English-style beers (Ales, ESB, Bitter), Belgian-style Ales.
Magnum - 12-17% AA - German thoroughbred with limited Pacific Northwest plantings. Prized for its high bittering value, the aromatic nature is one of spice and citrus. Pale Ales, IPAs, German-style Lager.
Mosaic - 10.5-14% AA - Mosaic hop was new in 2012. Simcoe's daughter with earthy, grassy, herbal, citrus, cedar, tropical, spice and stonefruit notes adding to the pine-based pungency! A complex modern gal! A versatile hop for a variety of styles.
Mt. Hood - 4-5% AA - Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. "Clean" commonly describes it. Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat.
Northern Brewer - 7-11% AA - A plucky American filly found herself an affable English suitor and the happy union was this well-adapted hop with its neutral, clean aroma and slightly higher-than-average bittering value. Dual purpose. English-style Ales, ESB, Bitter, Porter.
Nugget - 11-16% AA -Strong herbal/slight spice aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry. All Ales, Stout.
Simcoe - 12-14% AA - A hop variety less than 10 years old that is quickly finding its way into the hearts of bitter-loving craft brewers. Intense pine aroma adds to the fresh, youthful vigor. Dual purpose but generally considered a bittering hop. American Ales, IPAs, Double IPAs.
Willamette - 4-6% AA - The king of aroma hops in the U.S. with its modest bittering value and the joyous harmony of flowers, fruit, earth and spice. American Pale and Brown Ales, English-style Ales.
CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus)- 14-17% AA - High on the bittering scale yet also valued for its oil content creates a hop that is an interesting dichotomy of sharp and herbal. American IPAs & Pale Ales, Stout, Lager.