Origin and Description

AlphAroma was bred at the Riwaka Research Station in New Zealand. It is a tirploid variety as a cross between Smooth Cone X Open Pollination. It was released in 1983, although it was originally bred in the late 1970's. If AlphAroma Hops is still grown today, its hard to find it commercially.

AlphAroma Hops is a dual use hops with an alpha acid content of 5.8%-10.9%. This variety has a unique oil balance with highly abundant myrcene oil (44.3%-66.2%), lower than norm caryophyllene oil (3.4%-7.7%), and moderately high farnesene oil (3.2%-6.7%). This combination help to give AlphAroma its bold name.

AlphAroma hops is grown in New Zealand which is a disease free environment for hops. Although the U.S.D.A tested and it proved a tolerance for Downy Mildew. AlphAroma Hops has the ability to be a very strong yielding variety and can produce up to 2805 lbs/acre.

AlphAroma Hops Usage

AlphAroma hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
AlphAroma hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

AlphAroma Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for alpharoma hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

AlphAroma Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 5.8%-10.9%AlphAroma Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5.8 To 10.9 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2.4%-4.8%AlphAroma Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2.4 To 4.8 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 27%-27%AlphAroma Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 27 To 27 Percent

AlphAroma Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

AlphAroma Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for AlphAroma Hops

AlphAroma Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityLate SeasonAlphAroma Hops - Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for AlphAroma Hops is Moderate to High at 1088 - 2805 kg/hectare
AlphAroma Hops - Moderate to High Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
AlphAroma Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Downy Mildew,
AlphAroma Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityAlphAroma Hops maintains 70%-75% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CAlphAroma Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodAlphAroma Hops - Good Pickability

AlphAroma Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.98-1.52 mls/100 gramsAlphAroma Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.98-1.52 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition44.3%-65.2%AlphAroma Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 44.3-65.2 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition12.2%-23.6%AlphAroma Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 12.2-23.6 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition3.4%-7.7%AlphAroma Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 3.4-7.7 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition3.19%-6.68%AlphAroma Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 3.19-6.68 Percent

AlphAroma Hops Substitutes


Common Beer Styles for AlphAroma Hops

    Beer Style
    Pale Ale

    AlphAroma Hops Use in Commercial Beers

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