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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: pilsner and other lager; Kölsch; wheat beer
Substitutions: Hallertauer, Tettnanger
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 5-6 %
Beta Acids: 5-7 %
Cohumulone: 14-20 %
Myrcene: 20-25 %
Humulene: 43-50 %
Caryophyllene: 10-15 %
Farnesene: 0.5 %
Total Oil: 0.8-1.2 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

75-80 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: low
Harvest: early

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

Vanguard is a low-cohumulone diploid American aroma hop derived from a Hallertauer Mittelfruh descendant. Al Korzonas describes it as "a rather herbal Hallertauer or a slightly buttery Tettnanger."