Hop Name: Crystal

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:3.5 - 5.5%
Beta Range:3.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone Range:20.0 - 26.0%
Humulene Range:18.0 - 24.0%
Myrcene Range:40.0 - 65.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:4.0 - 8%
Total Oil Range:0.8 - 2.1 mL/100g
Despite its relatively low yield, Crystal is a fairly popular hop due to its fabulous aroma profile which is woodsy and green, floral and fruity, and has herb and spice notes (cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper) as well. It is extremely versatile and is even used in IPAs and Bitters, despite its low average alpha acid content of 5%, because of its aromatic capabilities. It has an interesting lineage going all the way back to Hallertau, with Cascade, Brewer’s Gold, and Early Green. It’s used in a great variety of beers and ales, from RogueBrutal Bitters to Mountain Sun’s Belgian Dip Chocolate Stout.

Commonly used in:
Origin: US
Storage: ~50% alpha remaining after 6 months
Mild, spicy and floral

Possible Substitutions:
Hallertau  Liberty  Mt. Hood  Tettnang  Strisselpalt  Tettnang  Hersbruker  First Gold  Hallertauer Northern Brewer  Tradition