Hop Profile: Crystal - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile

Updated on March 27, 2016

Hop Profile: Crystal

With spicy wood and cinnamon notes, natural earthy aromas make Crystal distinct from other descendents of the Hallertau hop. Its low alpha acid rating set the stage for idyllic aromatics. Despite its spice and fruit notes scaling more to the mild side, Crystal is still spicier than its parent the Hallertau.
  1. Origin

    Corvallis, Oregon as part of the USDA’s Hallertau triploid breeding program. Created in 1983.
  2. Characteristics

    An aromatic hop that is the most pungent of the Hallertau hop breeds. Reminiscent of a forest with its floral, woody and green tones.
  3. Vital Statistics

    Typical Use: Aroma Alpha Acid: 3.5 – 5.5% Country: United States Styles: IPA, Pale Ales, Pilsners, Lagers Flavors: Pungenty floral, woody, green, mild spice and fruit Similar Hops: Hallertau, Liberty, Mount Hood, Strisselpalt
  4. Beers to Try

    Lazy Boy Brewing - IPA Amnesia Brewing - Crystal Red