Hamilton Hops & Grapes

Hops

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

8-9%

Use:

Flavour

$3.99

Character:

A flowery, citrus-like aroma (more orange than grapefruit) with medium bittering value that is gaining acceptance as a substitute for Cascade due to its hardy nature.

Best Use:

Good for bittering and flavor, but an acceptable aroma hop as well. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porter.

Substitutions:

Cascade, Centennial

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

10.8%

Use:

Bittering

$2.50

Character:

A pleasant fruity, floral, and earthy spicy aroma.

Best Use:

IPA, Pale Ale, Stout, Barley Wine, and Lager.

Substitutions:

Columbus

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

4.5-7%

Use:

All Purpose

$2.50

Character:

Flowery, citrus & spice with grapefruit the noticeable fragrance quite often. This medium aroma balances the low bittering value. Derived from a cross between fuggles and the Russian hop Serebrianker. Very popular hop among craft brewers.

Best Use:

Good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters.

Substitutions:

Amarillo, Centennial

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

8-11%

Use:

Bittering, Aroma

$2.50

Character:

Flowers & citrus most evident. A medium aroma with mid to high bittering value makes it a dual purpose choice. Cross between Brewer's Gold and a selected USDA male.

Best Use:

Good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters.

Substitutions:

Cascade, Amarillo

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

10-14%

Use:

Bittering

$2.50

Character:

Mild to medium-heavy, spicy, distinct piney aroma like 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. Cross between Petham Golding and USDA select male.

Best Use:

Strong bittering ability. Most beer styles from Pale Ales to Lagers.

Substitutions:

Columbus, Northern Brewer

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

11-13%

Use:

All Purpose

$3.99

Character:

Very fruity Citrus, peach, apricot, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, melon, gooseberry, lychee fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya and other tropical fruit flavors and aromas. A very new high alpha Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, EKG hybrid with distinctive citrus aroma.

Best Use:

Pale ales, IPA

Substitutions:

Simcoe, and other fruity citrusy "C" hops.

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

5.5-8.5%

Use:

All Purpose

$2.50

Character:

Floral aroma, Excellent general purpose hop with medium and well-balanced bittering potential and no undesirable aroma properties. Good for Dark beers.

Best Use:

Bittering with good flavor. Light and dark American lagers.

Substitutions:

Galena, Chinook

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

11-16%

Use:

All Purpose

$2.50

Character:

Earthy, spicy, pungent, with some citrus overtones. Not overwhelmingly citrus like Cascade. High on the bittering scale yet also valued for its oil content creates a hop that is an interesting dichotomy of sharp and herbal, suprisingly pleasant aroma.

Best Use:

Bittering mainly, good flavor. American IPAs & Pale Ales, Stout, Lager.

Substitutions:

Centennial, Chinook, Galena, Nugget

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

5.1-5.8%

$2.50

Character:

Specific aroma descriptors include smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones.

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

9.5-12%

Use:

Aroma

$2.50

Character:

rind, “Simcoe like”, “Summit like”, citrus, tangerine.

Substitutions:

Simcoe, Summit

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

4.0-5.5%

Use:

Finishing

$2.50

Character:

Classic English aroma hop with moderate bittering value. Mild and pleasant, spicy, soft, woody, with some fruit tones. Also known over-seas as Styrian Golding.

Best Use:

Finishing, Dry hopping. English Ales, especially Pale Ales, Porters, Stouts.

Substitutions:

Willamette, East Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

11-13%

Use:

All Purpose

$3.99

Character:

Australian high alpha dual purpose hop with a big unique aroma, described as a combination of citrus and passionfruit.

Best Use:

Good for bittering with tropical fruit flavors and very fragrant. Pale Ales, IPA's, Barley Wines.

Substitutions:

Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo any IPA type Hop

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

3.5-6%

Use:

Finishing

$2.50

Character:

Named for its origins in the Hallertauer region of Germany, this is a noble aroma hop with ever-so-subtle flower and spice fragrances defining its “über alles” superiority.

Best Use:

Good all around bittering and finishing. Stock ales, Altbiers, Belgian ales, and Continental style lagers. Pilsner, Bock, Lager, Wheat.

Substitutions:

Mt. Hood

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

3-5%

Use:

Finishing

$2.50

Character:

Drier, spicier than Hallertauer. Most important aroma variety in Germany.

Best Use:

German Ales and Lagers.

Substitutions:

Mt. Hood

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

10-16%

Use:

Bittering

$3.99

Character:

A German thoroughbred with limited Pacific Northwest plantings. Prized for its high bittering value, the aromatic nature is one of spice and citrus, but is minimal compared to its big bittering.

Best Use:

Pale Ales, IPAs, German-style Lager.

Substitutions:

Northern Brewer

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

11.5-13.5%

Use:

Aroma

$3.99

Character:

A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics.

Best Use:

IPA

Substitutions:

Simcoe

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

5-8%

Use:

Finishing

$2.50

Character:

Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. “Clean” commonly describes it, with similarities to the German Hallertau and Hersbrucker varieties.

Best Use:

American and German ales and lagers

Substitutions:

Hallertau

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

12-14%

Use:

Bittering

$3.99

Character:

Described to have a white wine fruitiness of "crushed gooseberries". A hop that requires judicious application in the brew house, this truly unique dual-purpose variety can be used to produce big punchy Ales as well as subtle yet bitter Lagers. The fruitiness may be a little overpowering for the uninitiated, however those with a penchant for bold hop character will find several applications for this true brewer's hop.

Best Use:

Ales and Lagers

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

7-10%

$2.50

Character:

A true dual-purpose hop containing moderate amounts of alpha acids combined with an acceptable aroma profile. Neutral, clean aroma, woody with evergreen and mint overtones and slightly higherthan-average bittering value.

Best Use:

Good for bittering with strong flavors and very fragrant. Steam beers, English-style Ales, ESB, Bitter, Porter, and German Lagers.

Substitutions:

Chinook, Nugget

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

11-16%

Use:

All Purpose

$2.50

Character:

Strong heavy and herbal, spicy aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry. Selected from a cross between Brewer's Gold and a high alpha male.

Best Use:

Extremely bitter. All Ales, Stouts.

Substitutions:

Chinook, Columbus, Galena, U.K. Target, Cluster

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

6-8.5%

Use:

All Purpose

$2.50

Character:

A palate-pleaser with its moderate,pleasant, minty clean bittering qualities and refreshing, spicy "green hop" aroma. Derived from English Notheren Brewer.

Best Use:

A wide range from Pale Ale to Lager to Stout.

Substitutions:

Northern Brewer, Cluster

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

3-5%

Use:

Finishing

$2.50

Character:

The Old World steadfast standby made famous by Pilsner Urquell possesses the aromatic blend of earth and spice notable in European nobles. Low bittering value.

Best Use:

Finishing, very flavorful. Bohemian-style beers, Continental lagers, Wheats, Pilsener lagers.

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

12-14%

Use:

Bittering

$3.99

Character:

Aromas of passionfruit, apricot, Intense pine and woodsy aroma adds to the fresh, youthful vigor of this complex hop. Dual purpose but generally considered a bittering hop.

Best Use:

American Ales, IPAs, Double IPAs.

Substitutions:

Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

16-18%

Use:

Bittering

$2.50

Character:

Quite new on the scene (2003) but the consensus is very positive with its “peak” bittering value coupled with robust citrus notes of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Receiving accolades as an ideal hop for the ultimate Pale Ale.

Best Use:

Pale Ale, IPA Drifter Pale Ale, Widmer Brothers.

Substitutions:

Simcoe

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

9.5-12.5%

Use:

All Purpose

$2.50

Character:

Fine, very spicy, mild, floral, very aromatic. Recently established in the U.S., traditional German variety, true noble aroma variety.

Best Use:

Finishing. Wheats and lagers.

Substitutions:

Saaz

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

15-17%

Use:

Bittering

$2.50

Character:

Grapefruity and lemony, some piney notes. Also saw pineapple as a descriptor. Its high bittering value and very mild aroma offers new dimensions to IPA & Double IPA brewers.

Best Use:

bittering big beers like Dogfish Head IPA.

Substitutions:

Nugget

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

3.5-6%

Use:

Finishing

$2.50

Character:

The king of aroma hops in the U.S. with its modest bittering value and the joyous harmony of flowers, fruit, earth and spice. A quality aroma hop with a smooth soft flavor.

Best Use:

Finishing, dry hopping. American and British ales and lagers.

Substitutions:

Styrian Golding, U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnang

Size:

28 g (1 oz)

Alpha Acid:

10-12.5%

$2.50

Character:

Distinct tropical (pineapple) and citrus tones, with slight pine characteristics.

Best Use:

American-style Ale.