WARRIOR® HOP PROFILE This hop has become the go-to bittering hop (Alpha Acid 15-18%) for many craft and commercial breweries across America. It was developed by Select Botanicals Groupand Yakima Chief Ranches in the Yakima Valley. It has a very mild aroma and contributes balanced flavor, but the bitter bite is sought after for bigger IPAs and many Imperial styles. Its high myrcene oil content contributes to its piney and zesty character.
Aroma/Flavor: Grapefruity , lemony, Pineapple, and some piney notes. Alpha Acid: 15.0-18.0%Typical Usage: BitteringBeer Styles: Pale Ale, IPABeta Acids 4.3 - 5.3 % Cohumulone 22 - 26 % of alpha acids Total Oil 1.3 - 1.7 ml/100g Myrcene 40 - 50 % of total oilHumulene 15 - 19 % of total oilCaryophyllene 9 - 11 % of total oilFarnesene < 1 % of total oil
Is another unique hop variety from ADHA, this one is named after the Finnish god of farming. Pekko has a complex herbal character that can be likened to mint, juniper, or sage. Because of this, the bitterness comes across as very clean and crisp with a pleasant bite. There are backing notes of tropical fruits and melons, but they are subdued in comparison to the herbal notes. The Alpha Acids range from 13-16%, making Pekko efficient when used as a bittering hop.Pekko™ is named for the Finnish God of Field and Crops. Pekko's™ complex and clean characteristics of floral citrus, and mint lend itself to many different styles of beer.
BETA: 3.5-4.25 %Total Oil: 2.1 - 2.7 ml/100g
SUMMIT™ HOP PROFILE
Was the first hop released by the ADHA back in 2003. It is a high Alpha Acid (16-19%) variety derived from Lexus, Zeus, Nugget, and some open pollination. Summit is primarily used for bittering, but can contribute a very pungent aroma that is characterised by herbs and spices like black pepper and anise. Incredibly fresh Summit often smells of onions and garlic(due to the high AA), but will dissipate after oxidizing for a day or so.
Aroma/Flavor: Orange, tangerine, citrus notes – similar to Simcoe hops
Typical Usage: Bittering and Dry Hopping
Beer Styles: IPAs, Imperial IPAs
Pedigree From Nugget crossed with progeny of female Zeus and USDA males
Alpha Acids* 16.0 - 19.0 %
Beta Acids 4.0 - 6.0 %
Cohumulone 26 - 33 % of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.5 - 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 35 - 50 % of total oil
Humulene 15 - 25 % of total oil
Caryophyllene 10 - 15 % of total oil
Farnesene < 1 % of total oil
Lemon Drop™ is a distinctive aroma hop previously known as Experimental 01210. Its flavors include a prominent lemon with mint, green tea and a slight melon as a backdrop. The mother is a Cascade and father is USDA 19058. Lemon Drop has a medium alpha content similar to Cascade and has some susceptibility to powdery mildew. Pedigree Cascade and USDA 19058 Aroma Lemon citrus, mint, green tea , Alpha Acids* 5 - 7 % Beta Acids 4 - 6 % Cohumulone 28 - 34 % of alpha acids Total Oil 1.5 - 2.0 ml/100g Farnesene 6 - 7 % of total oil
Ekuanot (formerly HBC 366) was commercially released in 2014 as “Equinox” by the Hops Breeding Company in Yakima, and subsequently renamed due to trademark issues. It has intense and unique fruity and citrus notes including melon, berry, citruslime, apple and papaya. Ekuanot also contains some spicy, green pepper note. This hop brand has high alpha acids content and high essential oil and is known for its vibrant yellow color during its early growth in the spring. Note Formerly HBC 366 and Equinox Aroma/Flavor Tropical fruit, fruit, citrus and spicy Alpha Acids* 14.5 - 15.5 % Beta Acids 4.5 - 5.5 % Cohumulone 32 - 38 % of alpha acids Total Oil 2.5 - 4.5 ml/100g Myrcene 30 - 45 % of total oil Humulene 12 - 20 % of total oil Caryophyllene 8 - 12 % of total oil Farnesene < 1 % of total oil
One of the newest hops on the scene, Medusa™ is unlike anything you’ve encountered before. Native to Colorado and New Mexico, humulus lupulus neomexicanus is an entirely different species from its European cousin, humuls lupulus lupulus. Grown exclusively by CLS Farms in Yakima WA, where 8 different varieties of neo-mexicanus are being developed.
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada have played with this hop so far, with fantastic results. Consumers are raving about these beers; Medusa™ at work.
Medusa™ delivers strong flavor and aroma characteristics of intense guava, melon, apricot and citrus fruit. Along with these highly desirable aroma and flavor characteristics, it comes in with low alpha levels. Excellent as an aroma hop in IPA’s, Pale Ales and anything that is looking for strong aromatics.
Probably one of the most striking features of this hops is it’s multi-headed cone; it adds to the allure and story of Medusa™, truly a unique hop that is sure to become the talk of the industry.
Alpha Acids: 4.8%
Beta Acids: 5.8%
Maturity: Early to mid-season