Origin and Description

Santiam Hops was released in 1997 by the USDA and is a cross between 1/3 German Tettnanger, 1/3 Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, and 1/3 tetrapoild USDA Male. Both of the German parent hop varieties are dominant aroma varieties for the region to produce German-style Lagers and Pilsners.

Santiam Hops is very much an aroma variety with alpha acid content ranging from 4.8%-8.4%. The beta acid in Santium nearly matches for this American variety that is commonly a substitute for German Tettnanger. With a low cohumulone of 18.0%-24.0% Santiam hops is compared to noble varieties. One of the highlights for the oils found in Santiam Hops is its abundance of farnesene oil coming in at 9.3%-15.9%. As might be expected from Santiam's lineage, this variety has a botanic, flowery aroma, mixed with a peppery spice. In application, this variety can be used anywhere throughout the beer brewing process. In the U.S., it is commonly used to decorate the fragrance of beer styles such as India Pale Ales, and American Pale Ales.

Santiam hops is a seedless variety that has a good growing cycle. The small to medium loosely compact hop cones are harvested mid season. The resulting mix of varieties left Santiam Hops with tolerance to downy mildew, and a susceptibility to powdery mildew. It is not used in abundance yet, but is widely available in leaf, pellets, and rhizomes.

Santiam Hops Usage


Santiam hops is aromatic qualities.
Santiam hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.

Santiam Hops Characteristics


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

Santiam Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4.8%-8.4%Santiam Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4.8 To 8.4 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 5.3%-8.5%Santiam Hops Beta Acid Composition - 5.3 To 8.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 18%-24%Santiam Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 18 To 24 Percent

Santiam Hops Cone Physical Characteristics


Santiam Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Santiam Hops
Santiam Cone SizeSmall to MediumSantiam Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Santiam Cone DensityLooseSantiam Hops - Loose Cone Density

Santiam Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details


MaturityMid SeasonSantiam Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Santiam Hops is Low to Moderate at 1425 - 1780 kg/hectare
Santiam Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Santiam Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSantiam Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Poor to Moderate
StorabilitySantiam Hops maintains 40%-50% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CSantiam Hops Storability - Poor
Ease of HarvestGoodSantiam Hops - Good Pickability

Santiam Hops Oil Composition


Total Oil Composition1.2-2.3 mls/100 gramsSantiam Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.2-2.3 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition25%-48%Santiam Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 25-48 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition13%-30%Santiam Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 13-30 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition4.8%-8.8%Santiam Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 4.8-8.8 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition9.3%-15.9%Santiam Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 9.3-15.9 Percent

Santiam Hops Substitutes


VarietyDescription
Tettnanger (GR)Tettnanger Hops gets its name from the Tettnang area of Germany. Tettnang is a famous hops growing region (and town) near the southern border, near Lake Bodens...
SpaltSpalt Hops, also called Spalter Spalt, is a natural variety originating from Spalt Germany. This variety carries a great tradition in German brewing and has ma...
LibertyLiberty Hops is an extension of the Hallertau family of hops and was bred in 1983 from Hallertauer Mittlefrüh and a disease (Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt) r...
HallertauThink Hallertau Hops and think Bavarian beers styles. The Hallertau variety once dominated the region from which it was named before being replaced by a

Common Beer Styles for Santiam Hops


    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    American Blonde Ale
    Belgian Style India Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    Bitter
    German Lager
    American Lager
    Pilsner

    Santiam Hops Use in Commercial Beers


    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Sly Fox Brewing Company
    Santium IPA
    Gaslight Brewery and Resaurant
    Bulldog Blonde
    Pelican Pub and Brewery
    La Fleur Amere
    Ossett Brewery
    Santiam
    E&S Brewery
    Northern Sky
    Fish Brewing Company
    Ten Squared Anniversary Ale