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Nugget Hop United States of America Hop

Nugget Hop

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Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:NUG

Purchase Nugget Hops

Nugget hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin of Nugget Hops

A cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha-acid male

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Nugget Hops

Nugget is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.

An excellent high-alpha bittering hop for most craft styles that can also be used for it’s mild, pleasant and herbal aroma notes.

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Brewing Values for Nugget Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Nugget 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.
12.8% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.3.0-5.8%
4.4% 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.2:1 - 5:1
3:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.22-30%
26% 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 »0.9-3.3 mL
2.1mL avg

Hop Pairings with Nugget Hops

Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed [1] hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Citra, Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Summit, Simcoe & Crystal hops are commonly used alongside the Nugget hop. This is not a complete list, but should give you a good idea of what hops are commonly used together.

Here is the relative frequency of the top 7 hops that are used with Nugget:

Beer Styles using Nugget Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Nugget hop include Ale, Stout, Barleywine, Saison & Biere de Garde.

Nugget Hop Substitutions

If the Nugget hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

Is Nugget available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Nugget 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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