Hop Substitution and Characteristics

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