Purchase Topaz Hops
Topaz 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 of Topaz Hops
From an existing Australian high alpha acid variety crossed with pollen from a Wye college male.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Topaz Hops
Topaz is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Topaz hops have light, tropical fruit flavors of lychee, clove-like spice and resinous grassy tones. This is a fantastic hop to use when dry hopping. When used with later additions and in higher gravity brews, specific flavor qualities come out as pleasant, and more pronounced light tropical fruit.
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Brewing Values for Topaz Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Topaz 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.
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||6.4-7.9%7.2% 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 - 3:12:1 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.||48-51%49.5% 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 »||1.7-2.2 mL2mL avg|
Hop Pairings with Topaz Hops
Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed  hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Galaxy & Vic Secret hops are commonly used alongside the Topaz 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 2 hops that are used with Topaz:
Beer Styles using Topaz Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Topaz hop include IPA, American Pale Ale, Bitter & Amber Ale.
Topaz Hop Substitutions
If the Topaz 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 Topaz available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Topaz 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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