Origin and Description

Glacier Hops was released by Washington State University in 2000. This varieties roots are planted in the lineage of many other great hop varieties, and is made up of the following:

Glacier Hops is a balanced dual purpose hops. Its composure lends itself to many applications in many styles of beers. Glacier's alpha acid rating averages around 5.5% and its flavor and aroma profile are suitable for both English and American style ales. It contains moderate humulene, myrcene, and caryophyllene oils, all in good balance. The aroma has citrus notes, and hints of fruit, as well as an herby and woody aroma. The bitterness is active and so satisfying in beer.

Glacier Hops triumphs on its ability for high yields ranging from 2400 - 2600 lbs/acre....wow. Medium compact bulbs grow at a moderate pace until they are ready for harvest mid-season. Glacier's only strife is its ability to ward off mildew, the plague of the downstream beer community. However, this new variety has taken hold, and will continue to win over some brewer's in the future. Look out for it in beers near you, and try it out when you can.

Glacier Hops Usage

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

Glacier Hops Characteristics

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

Glacier Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 3.3%-9.7%Glacier Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 3.3 To 9.7 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 5.4%-9.7%Glacier Hops Beta Acid Composition - 5.4 To 9.7 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 11%-13%Glacier Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 11 To 13 Percent

Glacier Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Glacier Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Glacier Hops
Glacier Cone SizeMediumGlacier Hop - Medium Cone Size
Glacier Cone DensityCompactGlacier Hops - Compact Cone Density

Glacier Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid SeasonGlacier Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Glacier Hops is High at 2400 - 2600 kg/hectare
Glacier Hops - High Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Glacier Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,
Glacier Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilityGlacier Hops maintains 70%-75% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CGlacier Hops Storability - Moderate to Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodGlacier Hops - Good Pickability

Glacier Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.6 mls/100 gramsGlacier Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.6 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition33%-62%Glacier Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 33-62 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition24%-36%Glacier Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 24-36 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6.5%-10%Glacier Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6.5-10 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Glacier Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Glacier Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Glacier Hops

    Beer Style
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    India Pale Ale
    Summer Ale
    American Brown Ale
    Brown Ale
    Pale Ale
    Barley Wine
    American Pale Ale
    English Pale Ale

    Glacier Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Harpoon Brewery
    Glacier Harvest Wet Hop Beer
    Nashoba Valley Winery
    O'Fallen Brewery
    5-Day IPA
    O'Fallen Brewery
    5-Day IPA
    Pelican Pub and Brewery
    Surfer's Summer Ale
    Coast Brewing Company
    DIS Dry Irish Stout
    Coast Brewing Company
    Aye SB Extra Special Bitter
    Diamond Knot Brewing Company
    Possession Porter
    Diamond Knot Brewing Company
    Brown Ale
    Iron Brewery
    Glacier Slammer
    Tampa Bay Brewing Company
    Moosekiller Barley-Wine Style Ale
    Free State Brewing Company
    Ad Astra Ale
    Elizabeth Street Brewery
    Elizabeth Street Bitter
    Big Boss Brewing Company
    Pale Ale
    Haverhill Brwery
    Homerun APA