Home Brew Hops

May 26 2016

Home brew hops available at Wallington’s Homebrew

Hop PelletsWhen choosing home brew hops you want to base your selection on flavour and bitterness. You can gauge potential bitterness by the Alpha percentage of a hop. The higher the percentage, the more intense the bitterness. Flavour is more subtle and is best judged by smell. However, home brew hops are sold vacuum sealed to ensure freshness and longevity. To assist you in your selection, we’ve put together the following list of home brew hops generally available at Wallington’s WRG*.

Origin Hop Typical Beer Styles Alpha Flavor and Aroma
USA Amarillo Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters 8% to 9% Floral and citrus, more orange than grapefruit
USA Azacca Pale Ales, Lagers 14% to 16% Pungent tropical and stone fruit with pine
AUS Cascade Ales, IPAs, Porters, Witbier 6% to 7% Floral and spicy with a hint of grapefruit
USA Centennial Ales, IPAs, Wheat beers 11% to 12% Floral and strong citrus notes
USA Chinook Most beer styles, from Pale Ales to Lagers 12% Strong pine and slightly spicy grapefruit
USA Citra IPAs, Double IPAs 7% Sharp citrus with tropical fruit
AUS Cluster Ales, Lagers, Stouts 15% Spicy
USA Columbus Pale Ales, Stouts Lagers 5% Pungent and herbal
UK East Kent Goldings Ales, ESB, Bitter 12% Flowery tones
USA El Dorado Pale Ales, Lagers 14% to 16% Tropical fruit
USA Equinox IPAs 10% Lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper
USA Falconers Flight Pale Ales, Lagers 8% Floral and fruity with lemon and grapefruit
UK First Gold English style ales, porters, fruit beers 4% Citrus with apricot
UK Fuggles Any English-style beer or American ale 14% Spicy and woody with a hint of fruit
AUS Galaxy Pale Ales, IPA’s, Barley Wines 3% Spicy citrus and passionfruit
GER Hallertau Lagers, Pilsners, Weizens, Beglain Ales 3% Floral with some spice
GER Hersbrucker Lager, pilsner, bock, wheat 3% Hoppy
USA Magnum All Ales and Lagers 10% Spice and citrus
USA Mosaic Brown Ales, IPAs, Pale Ales 11% Floral blueberry and tangerine with earthy aromas
NZ Nelson Sauvin US-Style Ales, Lagers 10% to 12% Fruity Chardonay and gooseberry
GER Northern Brewer Porters, Ales, ESBs, German Lagers, Steam beers 8% Woody with fresh mint
NZ Pacific Gem Organic Pale Ales, IPAs, Lagers 15% Floral and woody with subtle blackberry
USA Palisade English and US-Style Ales 7% Floral and grassy, faintly apricot
GER Perle Pale Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers 4% Spicy and fruity
UK Pilot All Ales 9% to 12% Spice and lemon
AUS Pride of Ringwood Australian lager 7% Earthy and herbal
NZ Rakau India pale ale, Pale ale 11% Grassy with lemon, grapefruit and a hint of tropical flowers
CZECH Saaz Pilsner, lager, wheat, Belgian Ales 3% Earthy and spicy
USA Simcoe Ales, Pale Ales, IPAs, Double IPAs 13% Strong pine with passionfruit and apricot
USA Sorachi Ace Belgian Wits, IPAs, Pale Ales, Belgian Saisons 12% Lemony
NZ Southern Cross Australian Lagers 14% Pine and lemon zest
AUS Summer (Australian) IPAs, Pale Ales, Lagers 5% to 6% Slightly earthy and floral. Apricot and melon for late addtitions.
USA Summit IPAs, Pale Ales, Barley Wines, Stouts 16% Herbal with grapefruit and tangerine
UK Target All ale and lager 10% Pungent English hop
GER Tettnang Ales, Wheats, Lagers, Pilsners 2% Spicy and herbal
AUS Topaz India pale ale, Pale ale 15% Resinous and grassy with lychee aromas for late addtitions
AUS Vic Secret Pale Ale 16% Resinous and grassy with pinapple aromas for late addtitions
NZ Wakatu Pale Ale, lager 8% Floral with fresh lime zest
USA Warrior Pale Ales, IPAs, Stouts 15% Grapefruit and lemon with a hint of pine
USA Willamette Pale Ale, ESB, Bitter, Ales, porter, stout 8% Flowers, fruit, earth and spice


Like any great craft, experience is the best tool for understanding how different hops will effect the final taste of your beer.  We love to hear from our brew community about their recipes, successes and not-so-successes. Like us on Facebook and join the conversation.


* Please note: Hops availability can vary due to seasonality and other external factors. If something is temporarily out of stock, we can generally suggest an alternative.