Hop Profile: Calypso - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile

Updated on April 22, 2021

Hop Profile: Calypso

Few dual-purpose hops are as thrilling as Calypso. This electric hop is coyly named after the nymph goddess of mythical Greece that lured sailors into perdition. This hop lures you in with green apples, pears, and lime aromas belying its bitter punch.  

With a high alpha acid bitterness potential and dominating fruit aromas, Calypso positions itself as a unique alternative for aromatic hops, with an unmatched bitterness for the category. 


Known before only as Experimental Hop #03129, Calypso was developed by Hopsteiner in 2016 and has been peaking hop fans interest since. Hopsteiner, with over 170 years of hop-breeding experience, is an industry leader and regularly develops new hops like Calypso, Eureka, and Bravo. 


Being a dual-purpose hop, Calypso can add assertive bitterness to your beer but will undoubtedly permeate it as a dry hop with electrifying apple, pear, and lime aromas, perfect for new-world style beers. 

Vital Statistics
  • Typical Use: Dual-Purpose
  • Alpha Acid: 12%-14%
  • Country: USA
  • Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Saisons, Stouts, Barley Wines
  • Flavors: Green apples, ripe pears, lemon rind, tropical fruit, mint, and earthy, tea-like undertones.
  • Similar hops: Cascade, Huell Melon 
Beers to Try

Boulevard Saison BrettJack's Abby Excess IPL

Beers to Brew

Calypso Single Hop IPA