Hop Profile: Ahtanum - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile

Updated on March 27, 2016

Hop Profile: Ahtanum

Charles Carpenter didn’t know the legacy he was to create when he planted his first rootstock in 1869 in Yakima County, Washington (now home to the American Hop Museum!). The Ahtanum hop is full of just as much history as it is flavor. The Ahtanum hop is an American hop born and raised, it is commonly seen in American ales, pale ales and lagers. Due to its low to moderate alpha acid content, the Ahtanum has moderate bittering qualities and is primarily used for its aromatic properties and addition of flavor. It has strong notes of grapefruit and other citrus, as well as floral aromas and tones of pine and earth. We’ve teamed up with BrewDog to bring you their Punk IPA which features these historic hops.  
  1. Origin

    Ahtanum Creek Valley in Yakima County, Washington. Cultivated first by Charles Carpenter who started the first hop farm in the United States in 1869.
  2. Characteristics

    Strong grapefruit aroma, along with floral, piney and earth tones. Not as bitter as other hops, and used primarily for its aromatic properties.
  3. Vital Statistics

    Typical Use: Aroma Alpha Acid: 5.7%-6.3% Country: United States Styles: Pale Ales, American Ales, Lagers Flavors: Grapefruit, citrus, pine, earthy and floral Similar Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe
  4. Beers to Try

    BrewDog - Punk IPA Stone Brewing Co. - Pale Ale Dogfish Head - Blood Orange Heffeweizen