Purchase Agnus Hops
Agnus hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
Origin and Geneology of the Agnus Hop
Agnus hops were bred from a number of varieties including Bor, Fuggles, Northern Brewer, Saaz and Sladek. Released in 2001 from the Czech Republic.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Agnus Hops
Agnus is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
Agnus hops have key flavors that include lavender, leather and tobacco.
Brewing Values for Agnus Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Agnus hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.
|Alpha Acid % (AA)|
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||4-6.5%5.3% avg|
|Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.||1:1 - 4:12:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »||29-38%33.5% avg|
|Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »||2-3 mL2.5mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||40-55%47.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||15-20%17.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||Unknown|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||24-45%|
Agnus Hop Substitutions
If the Agnus hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Agnus substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Agnus:
Is Agnus available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Agnus hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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