Purchase Zenith Hops
Zenith hops are available to be purchased at 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 Zenith Hop
Zenith is a seedling selection from a cross made at Wye College, England in the 1970s.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Zenith Hops
Zenith is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
Zenith hops have pleasing bouquet aromas with hoppy citrus flavors.
Brewing Values for Zenith Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Zenith 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.||3%3% 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 »||25%25% 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 »||1.8 mL1.8mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||51-53%52% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||18-20%19% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||6-7%6.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||19-25%|
Beer Styles using Zenith Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Zenith hop include Pale Ale, Stout & Lager.
Zenith Hop Substitutions
If the Zenith 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 Zenith substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Zenith:
Is Zenith available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Zenith hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.
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