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Vanguard Hop United States of America Hop

Vanguard Hop

Purpose:Aroma
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:VAN

Purchase Vanguard Hops

Vanguard 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.

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Origin of the Vanguard Hop

A cross between a selected, Hallertauer daughter and a USDA selected, German aroma male; a triploid hop, similar to Hallertauer Mittelfrueh

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Vanguard

Vanguard is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Specfic aroma descriptors include woody, cedar notes

#woody  #tabacco  #pleasant  #tropicalfruit  #grass  #cedar  



Brewing Values for Vanguard

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Vanguard 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.
4-6%
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.6-7%
6.5% 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.14-16%
15% 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 »0.4-0.5 mL
0.5mL avg

Common Beers and Styles using Vanguard

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Vanguard hop include Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kolsch, Wheat, Munich Helles & Belgian Ale.

Vanguard Hop Substitutions

If the Vanguard 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 Vanguard Available in Cryo/Lupulin Powder Form?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Vanguard 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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