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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: Bohemian pilsener, European-style lager
Substitutions: Saaz
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 4.5-5 %
Beta Acids: 3.6-4.7 %
Cohumulone: 25-30 %
Myrcene: 25-35 %
Humulene: 30-40 %
Caryophyllene: 10-15 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 0.8-1.2 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

poor to fair %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: moderate
Harvest: unknown

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 1983 as part of a program attempting to develop an American substitute for European aroma hops, Ultra was derived from a tetraploid Hallertauer and a Saaz-type hop. Sister hops from the same program include Liberty, Crystal, and Mount Hood.

Unlike its half-sisters, which tend to resemble Hallertauer and other German hops, Ultra retains a Saaz-like character and is recommended as a domestic substitute for Saaz in Bohemian pilsener and other lagers where Saaz is characteristic.