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Hops Alpha Acid Table

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Alpha Acids from hops contribute to the bitterness in beer. During the boil alpha acids are isomerized and increase international bittering units (IBUs). This site has an IBU calculator.

Hops also contain beta acids, which contribute to aroma only. The more alpha acids the more bittering potential per ounce. For example, one ounce of Northern Brewer (8.5) is roughly equivalent of two ounces of Domestic Hallertau (3.9) in terms of bittering potential.

This chart is a general guideline only. The actual AA varies from year to year depending on the weather, harvest conditions, and storage.

Hops Average Alpha Acids
Amarillo 9.5
Aquila 7
B. C. Goldings 5
Banner 10
Bramling Cross 6.5
Brewer’s Gold 9
Bullion 7.5
Cascade 6
Centennial 10.5
Challenger 8.5
Chinook 13
Cluster 6.5
Columbus 15
Comet 10
Crystal 3
Domesic Hallertau 3.9
East Kent Goldings 5
Eroica 12
First Gold 7.5
Fuggles 4.8
Galena 13
Glacier 5.5
Goldings 5
Hallertau Mittelfruh 3.75
Hallertau Hersbrucker 4
Herald 12
Hersbrucker 4
Horizon 12.5
Huller Bitterer 5.75
Kent Goldings 5
Liberty 4
Lublin 4.5
Magnum 14
Millenium 15.5
Mount Hood 5
Newport 15.5
Northdown 8.6
Northern Brewer 8.5
Nugget 13
Olympic 12
Omega 10
Orion 7
Pacific Gem 15
Perle 9
Phoenix 10
Pioneer 9
Pride of Ringwood 10
Progress 6.25
Record 6.5
Saaz 3.8
Santiam 6.5
Satus 13
Simcoe 13
Spalt* 4.5
Sterling 5.5
Sticklebract 11.5
Strisselspalt 3.5
Styrian Goldings 5.5
Super Alpha 13
Super Styrians 9
Talisman 8
Target 11.5
Tettnanger 4.5
Tomahawk 15
Ultra 4.5
Vanguard 5
Warrior 16
Whitbread Golding 6
Willamette 5.5
Wye Target 10
Yamhill Goldings 4
Yakima Cluster 7
Yeoman 7.25
Zenith 9
Zeus 15

If you do not see your hops listed here please leave a comment or send us feedback and we will find out for you!

  1. 10 Responses to “Hops Alpha Acid Table”

  2. Love your website. I am still finding new things. Ever thougt of putting brief descriptions next to the hops and make that page printable? I am still learning all this and making a folder for brewing. CHEERS!!

    By Jerry Malek aka Jo Diesel on May 19, 2009

  3. Printable hops list is a great idea.

    We are currently working on descriptions for all varieties, images of the leaves and cones.

    Have fun brewing!

    By Larry on May 19, 2009

  4. This list is great… Thanks… But how about these hops:

    Nelson Sauvin

    By Juha on Feb 13, 2010

  5. Just created the updated 2009 version with these and other suggested varieties.

    By Larry on Feb 27, 2010

  6. Love the calculator. Will come in handy as I’m certainly no Math wizard.

    Two hops I have used of late that you can add:
    – Sorachi Ace hops from Japan
    – Citra hops (current batch is 13.1% AA)

    By Chris on Jul 22, 2011

  7. I use the IBU and ABV calculators every time I brew. They are really great!

    However, since I am a European, I use the metric system. It would be great if there was a metric option.

    gram instead of ounce and liter in gallon (and EBC instad of SRM)

    By Eivind on Oct 2, 2011

  8. Thanks for the nice feedback.

    Yes, Metric units are something on the ‘todo’ list.

    By Larry on Oct 5, 2011


    By JOSEPH A MUELLER, SR on Sep 25, 2012

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