Hop Name: Alpharoma

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:5.8 - 10.9%
Beta Range:5.8 - 10.9%
Cohumulone Range:27.0 - 27.0%
Humulene Range:15.0 - 15.0%
Myrcene Range:44.0 - 65.0%
Farnesene Range:5.0 - 5.0%
Caryophyllene Range:3.0 - 8%
Total Oil Range:1.21 - 1.21 mL/100g
AlphAroma has the distinction of being grown in New Zealand which, for hops, is considered a disease-free habitat. As such, it is neither grown nor available commercially in the U.S. although the USDA has shown it to be downy mildew tolerant. In addition, it has a high concentration of myrcene which would lend itself beautifully to the dry-hopped American Pale Ales. Initially bred in the late 70’s from a Smooth Cone x Open Pollination, it was not released to the market until 1983. A while back it was said to no longer be in commercial production but Dutchess Hops of New York planted AlphAroma in 2013 so she may be making a comeback.

Commonly used in:
Pale Ale, Lager
Origin: New Zealand
Storage: Retains 72% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

Possible Substitutions:
None known