Hop Name: Ahtanum

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:5.7 - 6.3%
Beta Range:5.7 - 6.3%
Cohumulone Range:30.0 - 35.0%
Humulene Range:16.0 - 20.0%
Myrcene Range:50.0 - 55.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:9.0 - 12%
Total Oil Range:0.8 - 1.2 mL/100g
Yakima Valley bred Ahtanum is sweet and peppery with a piney-citrus aspect. Warmly aromatic and moderately bittering, Ahtanum is a hop of distinction. It is often likened to Cascade, although it makes more sense to say that Cascade is a good substitute. Ahtanum is less bitter, its alpha acids are lower, and its grapefruit essence is much more pronounced than Cascade’s. It really is more akin to Willamette, with Willamette’s note being more lemon than grapefruit. Ahtanum’s distinct citrus character has led to it being used as the singular hop in Dogfish Head’s Blood Orange Heffeweisen and Stone Brewing’s Pale Ale.

Commonly used in:
Pale Ale
Origin: US
Storage: Fair to Good
Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones

Possible Substitutions:
Amarillo  Centennial  Simcoe  Cascade  Triskel