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Hop Varieties

Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc. grows a large selection of high quality aroma hop varieties for craft brewers. Check the following chart for interesting facts about the growing region, alpha and beta acid, oil range and aroma profiles of each variety. Together, these varieties offer an broad spectrum of aromas and flavors. In addition, careful cultivation and precisely timed harvesting brings the qualities of these special hop varieties to their highest potential. So set your brewing creativity loose with these premium hop varieties! Virgil Gamache and our partner farmers are proud to grow these aroma hops in the Yakima Valley of Washington and prime locations in Idaho, Oregon and five states in Germany. All in all, they add excitement through their genetic strain, growing region and advanced cultivation practices. Take action! Click here to request samples of German Amarillo® or to find a distributor near you!

Name
Growing Region
Alpha Acid Range (%)
Beta Acid Range (%)
Total Oil Range
Aroma Profile
Organic Amarillo® VGXP01 growing region flag 7 - 11% 5.5 - 8% 1 - 2.3 ml/100g Grapefruit, Stone fruit, orange, lemon
US Amarillo® VGXP01 growing region flag 7 - 11% 5.5 - 8% 1 - 2.3 ml/100g Grapefruit, Stone fruit, orange, lemon
US Amarillo® VGXP01 growing region flag 7 - 11% 5.5 - 8% 1 - 2.3 ml/100g Grapefruit, Stone fruit, citrus, spicy
German Amarillo® VGXP01 growing region flag 6-12% 11-5.5% 3.5ml/100g stone fruit, fruit punch, lemon/sweet, grapefruit
US Amarillo® VGXP01 growing region flag 7 - 11% 5.5 - 8% 1 - 2.3 ml/100g Fruit punch, grapefruit
US Amarillo® VGXP01 growing region flag 7 - 11% 5.5 - 8% 1 - 2.3 ml/100g spice, grapefruit, Stone fruit, orange, lemon
Name
Growing Region
Alpha Acid Range (%)
Beta Acid Range (%)
Total Oil Range
Aroma Profile
Bullion growing region flag 7.5 5.7 1.6 Sweet, stonefruit, herbal
Challenger growing region flag 5.7 - 7.3 3.9 - 4.2 0.8 - 1.0 Citrus, sweet, herbal
Hallertau Mittlefruh growing region flag 5.2 - 5.6 4.6- 5.2 0.298 - 1.0 Herbal, floral, citrus, apple
Mt. Hood growing region flag 4.0-8.0 5.0-8.0 1.0-1.7 Herbal, woody, citrus
Centennial growing region flag 9.5-11.5 3.0-4.5 1.5-2.5 Floral, woody, melon
Chinook growing region flag 12.0-14.0 3.0-4.0 1.5-2.5 Pine, spice, citrus
Sonnet®: Cantebury golding c.v. growing region flag 4.5 - 7.4% 3.2 - 3.7% 0.5 - 1.0ml/100g Honeysuckle, citrus
Saaz: Osvald-72 c.v. growing region flag 3 - 4.5% 4.6 - 6% 0.4 - 1.0 ml/100g Balsamic, citrus, spicy
Styrian Celeia growing region flag 3 - 6% 2 - 3.3% 0.6 - 3.6 ml/100g Floral, Spicy, Herbal
Sorachi Ace growing region flag 11 - 12.5% 6.5 - 7% 2 - 2.8 ml/100g Lemon, Lime, Dill
Cashmere growing region flag 0.075 0.058 0.8 ml/100g Red fruit
Organic Nugget growing region flag 11.5 - 14% 3 - 5.8% 1.8 - 2.2 ml/100g Mild, herbal, citrus
Tardif de Bourgogne growing region flag 2.6 - 4.3% 4.2 - 4.5% 0.5 - 0.9 ml/100g Floral, Red Berry, Green Tea
Wurttemberg growing region flag 3.8% 3.1 0.5 – 1.0mL/100g Kaffir lime, floral, woody, pine, oregano spice