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Which Hops Have a Herbal Aroma?

Herbal Hops

Try these hops types which include a herbal aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Admiral (UK) Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Pleasant, resinous hop aroma with hints of citrus (orange) and herbal flavors
Equinox Citrus, Herbal, Tropical Fruit A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.
Glacier Herbal Pleasant hop aroma
Hallertau Floral, Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant, yet spicy, with herbal and floral characteristics
Millenium Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and resinous with floral and herbal tones
Mt. Hood Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy
Northern Brewer (GR) Floral, Herbal Medium intense herbal and floral tones
Nugget Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with spicy, herbal tones
Palisade Stone Fruit, Herbal, Grassy Apricot, grass and clean floral charcteristics
Perle Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Santiam Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Sorachi Ace Citrus, Herbal, Grassy Unique lemon and dill characteristics
Tettnang (GR) Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with balanced earthy, herbal and floral aroma impressions
Vanguard Floral, Herbal Herbal and floral tones
Warrior Citrus, Herbal, Pine Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics
WGV (UK) Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Fresh earthy, botanical and floral flavors
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Which Hops Have a Tobacco Earthy Aroma?

Earthy Hops

Try these hops types which include a tobacco earthy aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Admiral (UK) Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Pleasant, resinous hop aroma with hints of citrus (orange) and herbal flavors
Ahtanum Citrus, Floral, Tobacco/Earthy Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones
EKG (UK) Floral, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones
Fuggle Fruity, Tobacco/Earthy, Grassy Mild wood and fruit characteristics
Millenium Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and resinous with floral and herbal tones
Mt. Hood Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy
Northern Brewer Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics
Saaz Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Mild spice and earth tones
Simcoe Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Unique passionfruit, pine, earth and citrus characteristics
Summit Citrus, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones
Tettnang (GR) Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with balanced earthy, herbal and floral aroma impressions
WGV (UK) Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Fresh earthy, botanical and floral flavors
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Which Hops Have a Grassy Aroma?

Grassy Hops

Try these hops types which include a grassy aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Fuggle Fruity, Tobacco/Earthy, Grassy Mild wood and fruit characteristics
Mosaic Citrus, Floral, Grassy A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics
Palisade Stone Fruit, Herbal, Grassy Apricot, grass and clean floral charcteristics
Sorachi Ace Citrus, Herbal, Grassy Unique lemon and dill characteristics
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Which Hops Have a Pine Aroma?

Piney Hops

Try these hops types which include a pine aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Chinook Citrus, Spicy, Pine Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit
Northern Brewer Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics
Simcoe Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Unique passionfruit, pine, earth and citrus characteristics
Styrian Aurora Floral, Pine Intense and pleasant displaying floral, pine and hoppy characteristics
Tahoma Citrus, Cedar, Pine Predominate citrus and lemon notes with cedar, pine, floral, pepper and subtle green melon notes.
Warrior Citrus, Herbal, Pine Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics
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Which Hops Have a Tropical Aroma?

Tropical Hops

Try these hops types which include a tropical aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Amarillo Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics
Citra Fruity, Citrus, Tropical Fruit Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Equinox Citrus, Herbal, Tropical Fruit A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.
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Which Hops Have a Citrus Aroma?

Citrus Hops

Try these hops types which include a citrus aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Admiral (UK) Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Pleasant, resinous hop aroma with hints of citrus (orange) and herbal flavors
Ahtanum Citrus, Floral, Tobacco/Earthy Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones
Amarillo Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics
Cascade Fruity, Citrus, Floral Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Centennial Citrus, Floral Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
Chelan Citrus, Floral Mild floral and citrus characteristics
Chinook Citrus, Spicy, Pine Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit
Citra Fruity, Citrus, Tropical Fruit Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Columbus Citrus, Spicy Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones
Equinox Citrus, Herbal, Tropical Fruit A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.
Galena Citrus, Stone Fruit, Spicy Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones
Liberty Citrus, Spicy Mild and spicy with subtle lemon and citrus characteristics
Mosaic Citrus, Floral, Grassy A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics
Mt. Rainier Citrus, Floral, Spicy Floral and noble aromas, with citrus and licorice overtones
Simcoe Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Unique passionfruit, pine, earth and citrus characteristics
Sorachi Ace Citrus, Herbal, Grassy Unique lemon and dill characteristics
Sterling Citrus, Spicy Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
Summit Citrus, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones
Tahoma Citrus, Cedar, Pine Predominate citrus and lemon notes with cedar, pine, floral, pepper and subtle green melon notes.
Warrior Citrus, Herbal, Pine Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics
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Which Hops Have a Spicy Aroma?

Spicy Hops

Try these hops types which include a spicy aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Brewers Gold Fruity, Spicy Spicy, fruity characteristics, black currant
Brewers Gold (GR) Fruity, Spicy Black currant, fruit and spice characteristics
Chinook Citrus, Spicy, Pine Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit
Cluster Floral, Spicy Strong floral and spicy characteristics
Columbus Citrus, Spicy Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones
Crystal Spicy Mild, spicy and floral
EKG (UK) Floral, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones
Galena Citrus, Stone Fruit, Spicy Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones
Golding Floral, Spicy Mild and delicate with sweet floral characteristics
Hallertau Floral, Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant, yet spicy, with herbal and floral characteristics
Horizon Floral, Spicy Pleasant and spicy, with floral characteristics
Liberty Citrus, Spicy Mild and spicy with subtle lemon and citrus characteristics
Mt. Hood Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy
Mt. Rainier Citrus, Floral, Spicy Floral and noble aromas, with citrus and licorice overtones
Nugget Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with spicy, herbal tones
Perle Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Perle (GR) Fruity, Floral, Spicy Delicate floral, fruit, spice and mint tones
Saaz Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Mild spice and earth tones
Santiam Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Sterling Citrus, Spicy Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
Summit Citrus, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones
Tettnang Spicy Noble aroma that is pleasant and spicy
Ultra Floral, Spicy Mild and pleasant with spicy, floral tones
Willamette Floral, Spicy Mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones
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Which Hops Have a Fruity Aroma?

Fruity Hops

Try these hops types which include a fruity aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Bravo Fruity, Floral Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics
Brewers Gold Fruity, Spicy Spicy, fruity characteristics, black currant
Brewers Gold (GR) Fruity, Spicy Black currant, fruit and spice characteristics
Bullion Fruity Strong and zesty blackcurrant characteristics
Cascade Fruity, Citrus, Floral Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Citra Fruity, Citrus, Tropical Fruit Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Fuggle Fruity, Tobacco/Earthy Mild wood and fruit characteristics
Perle (GR) Fruity, Floral, Spicy Delicate floral, fruit, spice and mint tones
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Which Hops Have a Floral Aroma?

Floral Hops

Try these hops types which include a floral aroma:

Variety Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Ahtanum Citrus, Floral, Tobacco/Earthy Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones
Amarillo Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics
Bravo Fruity, Floral Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics
Cascade Fruity, Citrus, Floral Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Centennial Citrus, Floral Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
Chelan Citrus, Floral Mild floral and citrus characteristics
Cluster Floral, Spicy Strong floral and spicy characteristics
Crystal Spicy Mild, spicy and floral
EKG (UK) Floral, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones
Equinox Citrus, Herbal, Tropical Fruit A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.
Golding Floral, Spicy Mild and delicate with sweet floral characteristics
Hallertau Floral, Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant, yet spicy, with herbal and floral characteristics
Hallertau (GR) Mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones
Herkules (GR) Floral Spicy, floral and hop notes with hints of pine, black pepper and melon
Horizon Floral, Spicy Pleasant and spicy, with floral characteristics
Millenium Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and resinous with floral and herbal tones
Mt. Rainier Citrus, Floral, Spicy Floral and noble aromas, with citrus and licorice overtones
Northern Brewer (GR) Floral, Herbal Medium intense herbal and floral tones
Palisade Stone Fruit, Herbal, Grassy Apricot, grass and clean floral charcteristics
Perle Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Perle (GR) Fruity, Floral, Spicy Delicate floral, fruit, spice and mint tones
Santiam Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Sterling Citrus, Spicy Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
Styrian Aurora Floral, Pine Intense and pleasant displaying floral, pine and hoppy characteristics
Tahoma Citrus, Cedar, Pine Predominate citrus and lemon notes with cedar, pine, floral, pepper and subtle green melon notes.
Tettnang (GR) Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with balanced earthy, herbal and floral aroma impressions
Ultra Floral, Spicy Mild and pleasant with spicy, floral tones
Vanguard Floral, Herbal Herbal and floral tones
WGV (UK) Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Fresh earthy, botanical and floral flavors
Willamette Floral, Spicy Mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones
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Which Hops Have the Most Geraniol?

Geraniol Hops

Geraniol has a waxy, sweet rose odour and is found in many but not all hops. It’s found in Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook, Pacific Hallertau, Southern Cross, Motueka, Aurora, and Styrian Golding hops. It isn’t found in UK Challenger, U. S. Challenger, Alsace Strisselspalt, Spalt Select, Sterling, Czech Saaz, Millennium, or German Magnum.

It’s also a primary component of the essential oils of roses, palmarosa and citronella, and is found in small quantities in geranium and lemon. It has a rose-like, floral, and citrus fruit aroma and flavor. Geraniol is also found in coriander, lavender, lemon, lime, nutmeg, orange, rose, blueberry, and blackberry. It is commonly used in perfumes and flavours such as peach, raspberry, grapefruit, red apple, plum, lime, orange, lemon, watermelon, pineapple, and blueberry.

Geraniol attracts bees but repels of mosquitoes and is used in many DEET-free repellent preparations. Geraniol is produced by the scent glands of honeybees to mark nectar-bearing flowers and locate the entrances to their hives.

It has low solubility in water, but it is soluble in common organic solvents. When oxidized, geraniol becomes geranial or citral. Geraniol is a byproduct of the metabolism of sorbate and, thus, is a very unpleasant contaminant of wine if bacteria are allowed to grow in it.

Geraniol is a moderate skin irritant and can cause allergies. Exposed to air, its oxidation products are more irritant and allergenic.

Which hops have the most geraniol? Below is a table which ranks hops in terms of their geraniol content as a percentage of the total oil content.

Variety Geraniol %
Aroma Wheel Placement Description
Brewers Gold 1.34 Fruity, Spicy Spicy, fruity characteristics, black currant
Brewers Gold (GR) 1.16 Fruity, Spicy Black currant, fruit and spice characteristics
Centennial 1.14 Citrus, Floral Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
Styrian Aurora 0.85 Floral, Pine Intense and pleasant displaying floral, pine and hoppy characteristics
Cluster 0.83 Floral, Spicy Strong floral and spicy characteristics
Simcoe 0.66 Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Unique passionfruit, pine, earth and citrus characteristics
Crystal 0.59 Spicy Mild, spicy and floral
Chinook 0.59 Citrus, Spicy, Pine Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit
Mosaic 0.59 Citrus, Floral, Grassy A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics
Bravo 0.5 Fruity, Floral Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics
Warrior 0.48 Citrus, Herbal, Pine Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics
Galena 0.41 Citrus, Stone Fruit, Spicy Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones
Tahoma 0.35 Citrus, Cedar, Pine Predominate citrus and lemon notes with cedar, pine, floral, pepper and subtle green melon notes.
Equinox 0.33 Citrus, Herbal, Tropical Fruit A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.
Sorachi Ace 0.31 Citrus, Herbal, Grassy Unique lemon and dill characteristics
Summit 0.3 Citrus, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones
Citra 0.3 Fruity, Citrus, Tropical Fruit Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Mt. Rainier 0.29 Citrus, Floral, Spicy Floral and noble aromas, with citrus and licorice overtones
Brewers Delight 0.28
Ahtanum 0.27 Citrus, Floral, Tobacco/Earthy Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones
Chelan 0.27 Citrus, Floral Mild floral and citrus characteristics
Hallertau (GR) 0.26 Mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones
Mt. Hood 0.26 Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy
Columbus 0.26 Citrus, Spicy Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones
Palisade 0.25 Stone Fruit, Herbal, Grassy Apricot, grass and clean floral charcteristics
Hallertau 0.23 Floral, Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant, yet spicy, with herbal and floral characteristics
Glacier 0.23 Herbal Pleasant hop aroma
Perle 0.22 Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
Saaz 0.22 Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Mild spice and earth tones
Horizon 0.22 Floral, Spicy Pleasant and spicy, with floral characteristics
Sterling 0.21 Citrus, Spicy Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
Bullion 0.21 Fruity Strong and zesty blackcurrant characteristics
Ultra 0.21 Floral, Spicy Mild and pleasant with spicy, floral tones
Newport 0.2 Mild
Northern Brewer (GR) 0.18 Floral, Herbal Medium intense herbal and floral tones
Cascade 0.18 Fruity, Citrus, Floral Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Herkules (GR) 0.16 Floral Spicy, floral and hop notes with hints of pine, black pepper and melon
Amarillo 0.16 Citrus, Floral, Tropical Fruit Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics
EKG (UK) 0.15 Floral, Spicy, Tobacco/Earthy Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones
Tettnang 0.15 Spicy Noble aroma that is pleasant and spicy
Northern Brewer 0.15 Tobacco/Earthy, Pine Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics
Bitter Gold 0.15 No specific aroma characteristics
Magnum 0.14 No distinct aroma characteristics
Tettnang (GR) 0.14 Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with balanced earthy, herbal and floral aroma impressions
WGV (UK) 0.13 Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Fresh earthy, botanical and floral flavors
Millenium 0.13 Floral, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Mild and resinous with floral and herbal tones
Admiral (UK) 0.12 Citrus, Tobacco/Earthy, Herbal Pleasant, resinous hop aroma with hints of citrus (orange) and herbal flavors
Willamette 0.12 Floral, Spicy Mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones
Fuggle 0.11 Fruity, Tobacco/Earthy Mild wood and fruit characteristics
Styrian Celeia 0.11 Floral Pleasant and hoppy, similar to traditional European varieties
Liberty 0.1 Citrus, Spicy Mild and spicy with subtle lemon and citrus characteristics
Golding 0.09 Floral, Spicy Mild and delicate with sweet floral characteristics
Triplepearl 0.09 Pleasant and balanced with notes of melon, orange citrus, resin, spice and pepper
Vanguard 0.08 Floral, Herbal Herbal and floral tones
Nugget 0.07 Spicy, Herbal Mild and pleasant with spicy, herbal tones
Perle (GR) 0.06 Fruity, Floral, Spicy Delicate floral, fruit, spice and mint tones
Yakima Gold 0.06 Mild and pleasant
Santiam 0.05 Floral, Spicy, Herbal Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics