Origin and Description

Fuggle Hops found in the U.S. can trace their roots (rhizomes) back to the Fuggle variety discovered in England in 1861. The American variety has different attributes, largely due to climate and soil differences, but perhaps evolution is leading this variety down a different path as well.

U.S. Fuggle Hops is an aroma hops with an alpha acid rating for 4.0%-5.5%. The essential oils vary in content compared to the English variety, and this definitely changes the flavor and aroma in beer. It still has the time-honored essence of English Ales, which has mild hoppiness, and a pleasant aroma with essence of herbal, woody, and fruit. U.S. Fuggle is a bit stronger than the English variety for better or for worse.

U.S. Fuggle Hops is a low yielding plant consisting of small and moderately compact cones. It performs fairly well in its resistance to disease and fungus. It can be used anywhere in the brewing process from the kettle to dry hop, and is most commonly associated with English style ales.

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Usage

Fuggle (U.S.) hops is aromatic qualities.
Fuggle (U.S.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Characteristics

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

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4%-5.5%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4 To 5.5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 1.5%-2%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 1.5 To 2 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-33%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 33 Percent

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Fuggle (U.S.) Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Fuggle (U.S.) Hops
Fuggle (U.S.) Cone SizeSmallFuggle (U.S.) Hop - Small Cone Size
Fuggle (U.S.) Cone DensityModerateFuggle (U.S.) Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly SeasonFuggle (U.S.) Hops - Early Season Maturity
YieldYield for Fuggle (U.S.) Hops is Low at 1070 - 1600 kg/hectare
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests
Resistent To:
Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus,Downy Mildew,
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityFuggle (U.S.) Hops maintains 60%-65% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CFuggle (U.S.) Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodFuggle (U.S.) Hops - Good Pickability

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.2 mls/100 gramsFuggle (U.S.) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition40%-50%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 40-50 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition20%-26%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 20-26 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-10%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition4%-5%Fuggle (U.S.) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 4-5 Percent

Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Fuggle (U.S.) Hops

    Beer Style
    English Pale Ale
    Belgian India Pale Ale
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    Brown Ale
    Red Ale

    Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Montana Brewing Company
    Custer's Last Stout
    Pelican Pub & Brewery
    La Fleur Amere (The Bitter Flower)
    Pelican Pub & Brewery
    Nestucca ESB
    Cocoa Beach Brewing Company
    Just Some Oatmeal Stout
    Central Waters Brewing Company
    Junct Town Brown Ale
    Free State Brewing Company
    Ad Astra Ale