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Chinook has a heavy, earthy, spicy aroma that can be astringent in large quantities. Some people do not find its piney, almost smoky character pleasant. It was released in 1985 and has Goldings ancestry. Used in pale ale, IPA, stout, porter and lager.

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Heavy, spicy, herbal aroma and strong bittering. Similar to Chinook, Columbus, Target and Galena. Released in 1983 and the second-most-popular high-bitterness hop in the US. It has strong lineage from Brewer's Gold.

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Despite its name, it is a variety of Fuggles, grown seedless in Slovenia. It is delicate and slightly spicy. It is used in many English ales, some Belgian ales and some lagers.

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Hersbrucker is drier and spicier than Hallertauer. Hersbrucker is mild to semi strong but imparts pleasant characteristics, and is the most important aroma variety in Germany. It is used in lager, pilsner, bock and wheat beers. Mount Hood and Strisslespal ...

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Considered to be Britain's finest hop, with a fine aroma and flavor. Because of its high price and low bitterness, commercial brewers rarely use it alone. Dates from 1790 and used in most styles of English beer.

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Quite bitter with negligible aroma. Used in ales. Also grown in Germany.

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Used in lager, American ales and pilsner. It is a noble-type hop, with aroma similar to Tettnang and decent alpha acid for bittering.

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Gives a fine, spicy aroma. Similar to Saaz and Spalt and spicier that Hallertauer. European-grown varieties have half the yield, but a similar bitterness, of US-grown plants.

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Used for bittering in heavy German-style lagers. It imparts blackcurrant, fruity and spicy characters.

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Spicy, citrusy, super-high alpha bittering hop from the Pacific North-West. German taste characteristics.

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Different names for the same hop. Used mainly in pilsner. Refined, spicy aroma, similar to Saaz, from which it is bred.

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Closely represents other types of English Goldings. First grown before 1889.

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Olympic is spicy with a moderate citrusy aroma and is similar to Chinook.

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Very bitter, but with good aroma for use in lagers.

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America's answer to Fuggles, which it can be used in place of. A little more spicy than Fuggles. Mild and pleasant and a little earthy. Nice bittering with a light, fruity flavor and aroma. Very versatile. Released in 1976. Grown seedless.

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Most famously used in Czech pilsner. The most famous of all aroma hops, Saaz is fresh and cleansing. It is very mild with pleasant hoppy notes. It is essential for pilseners and also used in Belgian ales. Polish Lublin is similar, but nothing can really s ...

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Sorachi Ace is a hop that is increasing in popularity. Its distinctive flavour has been described as lemon/bubblegum and is said by some to impart a dill pickle flavour!

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Used in lager, bock, wheat beer and sometimes pilsner. Hallertau Hersbrucker is a replacement for Hallertau Mittelfrueh. Both are delicate, flowery and spicy. Along with Saaz, Hallertau is the classic Continental European lager hop and is ideal for any l ...

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A relatively new dwarf variety with clean bitterness and mild English aroma, similar to East Kent Goldings. Used in ales.

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