Newport Hops

Newport HopsIf you are looking for a high alpha acid bittering hop with a relatively clean mild aroma then consider using Newport hops.

This hop variety has a relatively high level of oils, but the aroma is mild so it is viewed mostly as a bittering hop…

Because of the high alpha acid content, some of the most popular beer styles where you’ll see this hop variety being used are your more bitter Ales, Stouts and Barley wines.

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Alpha:Beta Ratio:
Alpha Acids: 13.5 – 17.0%
Beta Acids:
7.2 – 9.1%
Co-humulone:
36 – 38% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 1.6 – 3.36 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 47 – 54% of total oils
Humulene: 9 – 14% of total oils

Some possible substitutions as a high alpha acid bittering hop are Galena hops, Nugget hops, Magnum hops. Just keep in mind that Galena hops does have a citrusy character that may show even if used as a bittering hop. Magnum hops don’t really impart much aroma, so they would be a better choice.