Origin and Description

Ultra Hops is was bred by the hops research program in Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 and is a triploid variety. Ultra Hops is ideal for Pilsners, Wheat and Bock beers and was bred from a colchicine-induced tetraploid Hallertauer Middlefrueh and a diploid Saaz (Saazer). In the end Ultra Hops comes out as 4/6 Hallertauer Middlefrueh, 1/6 Saaz, and 1/6 unknown. Ultra Hops was released by the USDA in 1995 is related to traditional German hops varieties in character and application.

Ultra Hops pulls from its heritage and is an aroma variety. Clocking in at 4.0%-5.0% alpha acid content with a nearly 1:1 alpha beta ratio Ultra's real contributions will be in aroma augmentations throughout the boil or brewing process. Ultra is half sister to Crystal, Liberty, and Mount hood hops, which all provide rounded aroma character with some variance. Ultra has high levels of humulene oil, ranging from 30.0%-40.0%, which is on par with Liberty. The aroma is compared to , which is a classic Bavarian-Style variety, and provides a mild spicy bouquet in beers.

Ultra Hops has been bred with resistance to Downy Mildew, as well as Verticillium Wilt. Ultra is somewhat rare to find in the commercial brewing world. The small cones are harvested mid season, and is grown solely in the U.S. Substitutes are easy to find for Ultra and include Saaz, Tettnanger Hops, and others in case you can not get a hold of any. Ultra is going to be best suited for brewing up some German Style beers, and also makes a great finishing hops for American Ales.

Ultra Hops Usage

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

Ultra Hops Characteristics

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

Ultra Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4%-5%Ultra Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4 To 5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3.6%-4.7%Ultra Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3.6 To 4.7 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-35%Ultra Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 25 To 35 Percent

Ultra Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Ultra Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Ultra Hops
Ultra Cone SizeSmallUltra Hop - Small Cone Size
Ultra Cone DensityModerateUltra Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Ultra Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid SeasonUltra Hops - Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Ultra Hops is Low to Moderate at 1600 - 1800 kg/hectare
Ultra Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateUnknown
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsUltra Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate to Excellent
StorabilityUltra Hops maintains 60%-65% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CUltra Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodUltra Hops - Good Pickability

Ultra Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.8-1.2 mls/100 gramsUltra Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.8-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition25%-35%Ultra Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 25-35 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition30%-40%Ultra Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 30-40 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition10%-15%Ultra Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 10-15 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Ultra Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Ultra Hops Substitutes

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...
SaazSaaz Hops has changed the world of brewing forever, as it is an esteemed and honored variety that helped to define European Lagers and Bohemian Pilsners. It is...
Hallertauer TraditionHallertauer Tradition is another invention of the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany, and was bred for is resistance and tolerance to disease and fungus. I...
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 Ultra Hops

    Beer Style
    Blonde Ale
    Harvest Ale
    Pale Ale

    Ultra Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Fish Brewing Company
    The Bellevue Brewing Company
    Nutfield Brewing Company
    Harvest Ale