Are there any good resources for finding out which hop varieties have similar aroma, flavour and bittering potential. E.g. a place to lookup a hop could be substituted for another hop for bittering for flavor and for aroma?

The list on wikipedia is a good starting point, but it's not very well cross referenced - because that is not what wikipedia is for.

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Hopunion's Hop Variet Databook is a great resource.



I have been doing a lot of hop chemistry research and if you want a more then basic comparison check this site out http://beerlegends.com/hops-varieties Click on a hop variety you are interested in and there will be a chart for every characteristic of a hop you could ever want to know. Get to know your hop oil fractions (or compositions)(Myrcene Humulene Caryophyllene and Farnesene), it's the last chart at the bottom. If you don't know much about hop oils a click on the oil name next to the chart will take you to a brief description and sort the hops by that specific oil. besides charts it also has a hop substitute list and common beer styles list as well

  • +1 I really like this resource....extremely detailed yet still easy to pull out the basic info you are looking for.
    – hartski
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 14:30
  • This has displaced the resources I used to reference. I wish I could upvote it again.
    – KISS Brew
    Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 15:59

I keep these bookmarked:




http://www.brew-dudes.com/ are fine

  • More specifically the hops category: brew-dudes.com/category/hops where they blog about the profile of an individual variety occasionally.
    – tomcocca
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 13:00

BeerSmith has a pretty good list, but I'm going to upvote and bookmark Denny's link immediately.

There's also the variety book by USA Hops that seems comparable to the one from HopUnion that Denny provided. Unfortunately, it only has American hops.

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