Crystal (Hop)

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: Lager, pilsner, Belgian ale, Kölsch, Alt
Substitutions: Hallertauer, Mount Hood, Liberty, Ultra
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 3.5-6 %
Beta Acids: 4.5-6.7 %
Cohumulone: 20-26 %
Myrcene: 40-65 %
Humulene: 18-24 %
Caryophyllene: 4-8 %
Farnesene: 0.1 %
Total Oil: 0.8-2.1 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

50 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: Midseason
Harvest: Moderate

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

A triploid released in 1993 as part of a program attempting to develop an American substitute for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Crystal was derived primarily from Hallertauer with contributions from Cascade, Brewer's Gold and Early Green. Also known as CJF-Hallertau. Sister hops from the same program include Liberty, Mount Hood, and Ultra.

Crystal has a very mild character, clean and slightly spicy, and is generally used in lagers and pilsners.