Super Alpha

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: New Zealand (DSIR)
Noble: No
Uses: bittering
Beer styles:
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 10-12 %
Beta Acids: 7-8.5 %
Cohumulone: 36-39 %
Myrcene: 29 %
Humulene: 33 %
Caryophyllene: 10 %
Farnesene: 0.5 %
Total Oil: 1.3 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

good %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: moderate
Harvest: midseason

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

A dual-purpose triploid derived from Smoothcone, Super Alpha, sometimes called SuperAlpha, has a fresh, grassy character with notes of pine needle and lemongrass.