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Summit Hop United States of America Hop

Summit Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:SUM
Ownership:™ American Dwarf Hop Association

Origin of the Summit Hop

Semi-dwarf super high alpha hop variety released by the American Dwarf Hop Association

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Summit

Specific aroma descriptors include pepper, incense, anise, orange, pink grapefruit and tangerine

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Brewing Values for Summit

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Summit 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 Acids (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.
17.5%
17.5% avg
Beta AcidsThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades as beer ages. Higher levels of beta acids will result in a slower decline of bittering.4.0-6.0%
5% 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.26-33%
29.5% 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 »1.5-2.5 mL
2mL avg

Common Hop Pairings with Summit

Some hops just taste better together. We agree, so we recently analyzed hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Citra, Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo & Simcoe hops are commonly used alongside the Summit hop, although many others have also been seen with it.

Here is the relative frequency of the top 6 hops that are used with Summit:



Common Beers and Styles using Summit

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Summit hop include IPA, Pale Ale, Imperial IPA, Barleywine & Stout.

Summit Hop Substitutions

If any version of the Summit hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to use one of these other hops as a substitution for a similar outcome:

Is Summit Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Summit 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.

Summit Hop Statistics

We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports and researched the history behind some of the most popular beer ingredients. Here are a few of the things we've found interesting about the Summit hop:

  • In 2019, Summit was the 19th most produced hop in the United States.

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