Hop Substitution and Characteristics

What happens when you can’t find a specific hop? Well, simply replace that hard to find hop with one from this chart.

NameSubstituteCharacteristics
AmarilloCascade, Centennial, SimcoeCitrusy, flowery
Brewers GoldChinook, Galena, NuggetBittering hop with neutral aroma character
CascadeAmarillo, CentennialPleasant, flowery, spicy, and citrusy. Can have a grapefruit flavor
CentennialCascade, Chinook, ColumbusMedium with floral and citrus tones
ChallengerNorhtern BrewerMild to moderate, quite spicy
ChinookColumbus, Northern Brewer, NuggetMild to medium-heavy, spicy, piney, and grapefruity
CitraSimcoe, Mosaic, Centennial, Cascade 
ClusterGalenaMedium and quite spicy
ColumbiaFuggle 
ColumbusChinook, Galena, Millennium, NuggetPleasant, with pungent aroma
CometGalena, Summit 
CrystalHallertau, Liberty, Mt. HoodMild and pleasant, spicy and flowery
East Kent GoldingsGolding, ProgressMild, extremely pleasant, and gently hoppy
Ekuanot (formerly Equinox)Citra, Galaxy 
El DoradoSimcoe, Galena, Citra 
Falconer’s FlightCitra, Simcoe, Amarillo, Summit, Cascade 
FuggleWillametteMild, pleasant, hoppy, and robust
GalaxyCitra, Simcoe, Amarillo 
GalenaBrewers Gold, Columbus, NuggetMedium but pleasant hoppiness, citrusy
GlacierFuggle, Willamette 
GoldingFuggle, Willamette, East Kent GoldingsGentle, fragrant, and pleasant
HallertauLiberty, Mt. Hood, Hallertau Mittelfruh, Magnum, Taurus, TraditionVery mild, pleasant, and slightly flowery, some spicy
Hallertau MittelfruhLiberty, TraditionMild and pleasant
LibertyHallertau, Mt. Hood, TraditionMild and clean aroma, slightly spicy character
MagnumColumbus, Horizon, NuggetKnown for bittering value and quality
MosaicCitra, Simcoe 
Mt. HoodHallertau MittelfruhMild, pleasant, and clean, somewhat pungent and resiny
Northern BrewerChinook, Galena, MagnumMedium-strong with some wild tones
NuggetColumbus, Galena, MagnumQuite heavy and herbal
PalisadeWillamette 
SaazTettnangVery mild with pleasant hoppy notes, earthy, spicy, and herbal
SimcoeMagnum, SummitA bittering and aromatic hop
SummitColumbus, Millennium, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade 
TaurusCitra, Magnum, Tradition 
TettnangFuggle, SaazMild and pleasant, slightly spicy, herbal
TraditionLiberty, Hallertau MittelfruhVery fine and similar to Hallertauer Mittelfruh
WillametteFuggle, Glacier, TettnangMild and pleasant, slightly spicy, fruity, floral, a little earthy