Origin and Description
Newport Hops was developed by the USDA as a descendant from Hallertauer Magnum Hops crossed with a male USDA variety. Newport was designed to battle mildew, and was done with success. Newport is 18.8% Brewers Gold, 12.5% Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, 6.3% Late Grape, 4.6% Belgium 31, 3.1% Fuggle, and 54.7% unknown.
Newport Hops was released in 2002, and is an alpha hops used primarily for bittering in beer. Newport has an alpha acid rating at 14.5%-17.0% and has a high beta acid count at 7.2%-9.1%. Newport also shares in a very high co-humulone content at 36.0%-38.0% which can add some off flavors. Of the oils myrcene is very high, and itself carries an earthy citrus blend with tones of wine sometimes balsamic. Newport is best used at the beginning or mid boil for bittering purposes in beer batches.
Newport helped pull the northwest out of disease crisis in the late 90's. Its resistance to downy mildew and powdery mildew has helped in its success. Newport produces good yields at 1990-2250 lbs/acre of medium to large size moderately loose cones. This middle of the road grower is ideal for beer styles such as American Ales, and India Pale Ales. Its also ideal for Holiday Ales, and Barley Wines.
Newport Hops Usage
Newport hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Newport Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for newport hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Newport Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||13.5%-17%|
|Beta Acid Composition||7.2%-9.1%|
Newport Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Newport Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow to Yellow|
|Newport Cone Size||Medium to Large|
|Newport Cone Density||Loose to Moderate|
Newport Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Newport Hops is Moderate at 1990 - 2250 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,
|Storability||Newport Hops maintains 60%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Newport Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.6-3.6 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||47%-54%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||9%-1%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||4.5%-7%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Newport Hops Substitutes
|Galena||Galena Hops was part of an Idaho breeding program in 1978 that involved the cross between Brewers Gold...|
|Nugget||Nugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha a...|
|Fuggle (U.K.)||Fuggle Hops was a cornerstone for English brewing during the late 1800's and early 1900's. In the Kent region in 1861, Richard Fuggle selected this variety as ...|
|Magnum||Magnum hops is also known as Hallertau Magnum. Please see this section for more information....|
|Brewers Gold||Brewer's Gold is an old man in the history of modern brewing. While its character isn't exactly celebrated by an abundant amount of commercial beers, it's lega...|
Common Beer Styles for Newport Hops
|India Pale Ale|