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Agnus (Pellet- Bittering) Czech Republic
High alpha variety with relatively large beta content, this hop is descended from Sladek. Comparable to Magnum, Taurus, Columbus, Target.

Alpha: 14%
Beta: 7.5%
Hsi: 50%
Humulene: 0%
Cohumulone: 0%
Caryophyllene: 0%
Substitutes: magnum, taurus, columbus, target, nugget Suitable for: pilsner, ale, lager

Ahtanum (Pellet- Aroma) USA
Distinctive aroma like Cascade.

Alpha: 9.5%
Beta: 5.75%
Hsi: 52.5%
Humulene: 18%
Cohumulone: 32.5%
Caryophyllene: 10.5%
Substitutes: amarillo, cascade Suitable for: lager, ipa, apa

Amarillo (Pellet- Aroma & Bittering) USA
A recent aroma variety, this citrusy American hop is also used for its smooth bittering properties due to its low cohumulone levels.

Alpha: 9.5%
Beta: 6.5%
Hsi: 0%
Humulene: 10%
Cohumulone: 22.5%
Caryophyllene: 3%
Substitutes: cascade, centennial Suitable for: ipa, pale-ale, ale

Apollo (Pellet- Aroma & Bittering) USA
Clean bittering and stores great. When used for aroma, lends strong grapefruit and hoppy notes.

Alpha: 17%
Beta: 7%
Hsi: 85%
Humulene: 27.5%
Cohumulone: 26%
Caryophyllene: 17%
Substitutes: nugget, columbus, tomahawk, zeus Suitable for: ipa

Bor (Pellet- Aroma & Bittering) Czech Republic
This hop is now primarily being substituted with Premiant, which is more stable with respect to alpha content and yield.

Alpha: 8%
Beta: 5%
Hsi: 50%
Humulene: 30%
Cohumulone: 23.5%
Caryophyllene: 0%
Substitutes: premiant Suitable for: Not available