Summit Hops

Developed in 1998 by The American Dwarf Hop Association, a joint hop breeding venture between the owners of Roy Farms, Wyckoff Farms and Green Acres Farms, Summit™ was released for brewing trials in 2000. It has the distinction of being the first semi-dwarf variety to be bred in the United States and is currently the only low trellis variety grown in the country. Its pedigree is decidedly complex, hailing from a combination of NuggetZeus and Lexus hops. Summit boasts citric aromas of tangerine, grapefruit and orange along with an impressive alpha content giving it a wide spectrum of potential use. Interestingly, despite the variety being proprietary in nature, the ADHA does not restrict where growers that license the variety can sell it.

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Characteristics Citrus aromas of orange, tangerine and grapefruit
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 16%-18%
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%-4.3%
Co-Humulone Composition 26%-33%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 2200-2700 kg/hectare (1965-2410 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew, verticillium wilt and phytophthora root rot
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 85%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.5-3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%-50%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-25%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-16%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes ColumbusSimcoe®Apollo
Style Guide India Pale Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout

Additional information

Weight .055 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 2 cm


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