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Willamette

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA (USDA)
Noble: No
Uses: aroma, moderate bittering
Beer styles: English beer styles; American Pale Ale; American Brown Ale
Substitutions: Fuggle
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 4-6 %
Beta Acids: 3-4.5 %
Cohumulone: 30-35 %
Myrcene: 30-55 %
Humulene: 20-30 %
Caryophyllene: 7-8 %
Farnesene: 5-6 %
Total Oil: 1-1.5 %
Storage

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

60-65 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: good
Harvest: midseason

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

Released from the U.S.D.A. hop breeding program in 1976, Willamette is a triploid (some sources say tetraploid) seedling of Fuggle bred to be easier to grow in the United States. It's still less vigorous than most modern hop varieties, but easier to grow in most areas than the very fussy Fuggle.

Willamette has a mild, grassy, floral and slightly spicy aroma similar to Fuggle, and is often used as a substitute, especially in the United States where Fuggle does not grow well. Willamette is extensively planted in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.