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Beer Maverick has found 15 hops that have been classified as having Black Currant aroma and/or flavor characteristics. The most popular secondary descriptors of this subset of hops are spicy (7), grapefruit (4), citrus (4), fruity (3) & floral (3).

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African Queen

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: SA  •  αA: 10-17%  •  βA: 3.9-6.2%  •  CoH: 22-30%  •  Oils: 0.7-1.5 mL/100g

The aroma profile of the African Queen hop includes dank, blueberries, stone fruit, black currant, gooseberries, bubble gum, lemongrass, and chilies. This hop also works well with subtle blended beers such as those with coffee, fruit, and spices. ...

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, dank, blueberry, stone_fruit, gooseberry, bubblegum, cassis, lemongrass, chilies & gazpacho.

Aloha Blend

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 8.8-10.3%  •  βA: %  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: 1.5-2.2 mL/100g

This unique BarthHaas Hop blend gives your beer an exotic boost with a flavor coming directly from Hawaii....

Other aroma descriptors include berry & sweet_fruit.

Bramling Cross

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: UK  •  αA: 5-8%  •  βA: 2.3-3.2%  •  CoH: 33-35%  •  Oils: 0.7-1.2 mL/100g

Bramling Cross hops have aroma descriptors that include strong spice, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemon. It is often used in traditional cask conditioned beers due to its distinct characteristics....

Other aroma descriptors include loganberry, vanilla, lemon & spicy.

Brewer's Gold (GR)

Purpose: Bittering  •  Country: GER  •  αA: 4.5-7.8%  •  βA: 2.9-3.7%  •  CoH: 39-48%  •  Oils: 0.8-2.2 mL/100g

Brewer's Gold hops have aroma descriptors that include blackcurrant, fruity, and spicy....

Other aroma descriptors include spicy.

Brewer's Gold (US)

Purpose: Bittering  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 8-11%  •  βA: 4-6.5%  •  CoH: 40-48%  •  Oils: 1.5-3 mL/100g

It is an English variety, however American-grown Brewer’s Gold contains higher levels of alpha acids than its English counterpart. This hop has hints of black currant and spicy aromas....

Other aroma descriptors include spicy.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 5.3-12.5%  •  βA: 4.5-6.5%  •  CoH: 47-50%  •  Oils: 1.0-2 mL/100g

Bullion hops have strong and zesty blackcurrant characteristics....

Other aroma descriptors include spicy.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: UK  •  αA: 5-10.6%  •  βA: 3.8-5.3%  •  CoH: 30-36%  •  Oils: 1.1-1.8 mL/100g

Complex blackcurrant, loganberry and spice notes best describe Endeavour's aroma, with a wonderful grapefruit and lime flavour. It is gentler than Cascade....

Other aroma descriptors include loganberry, spicy, grapefruit & lime.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 17-20%  •  βA: 4.5-6%  •  CoH: 27-30%  •  Oils: 2.5-4.4 mL/100g

The Eureka hop has bold aromas of herbal notes, mint, pine, and other dark fruits. Other flavors include citrus and peach, aromas of stone fruit, blackcurrant and mandarin. Hopsteiner's Eureka! hop has high notes of fruit and citrus, but it is most well known for its herbal flavors. Coming in with a...

Other aroma descriptors include herbal, dark_fruit, mint, citrus, peach, pine, stone_fruit, mandarin & dank.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 12-15.5%  •  βA: 7.2-8.7%  •  CoH: 36-40%  •  Oils: 0.9-2.1 mL/100g

Aroma descriptors of the Galena hop include sweet fruits, pear, pineapple, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and spicy wood....

Other aroma descriptors include fruity, pear, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, spicy & woody.

Idaho 7

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 9.5-14.9%  •  βA: 3.5-5.0%  •  CoH: 30-40%  •  Oils: 1.0-2.0 mL/100g

Idaho 7 hops are known for their juicy tropical fruit and citrus flavors (think apricot, orange, red grapefruit, papaya) with big notes of resin-y pine and hints of floral and black tea. Use the Idaho 7 hop as a single hop or as a late addition. The high oil content make this ideal for dry hopping a...

Other aroma descriptors include tropical_fruit, citrus, apricot, orange, grapefruit, papaya, resin, pine, floral, black_tea & earthy.


Purpose: Bittering  •  Country: POL  •  αA: 10-14%  •  βA: 5-8%  •  CoH: 29-34%  •  Oils: 1.5-2.6 mL/100g

While some call Junga a dual-purpose hop, it is mainly used for bittering. Has limited potential for aroma or dry hopping use. Sometimes Iunga or Lunga. This varietal is high in alpha acids (10-13%) and most frequently utilized for bittering. However, if used for aroma, Junga hops give blackcurrant,...

Other aroma descriptors include earthy, spicy, fruity & grapefruit.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: UK  •  αA: 5-7.5%  •  βA: 1.8-2.7%  •  CoH: 25-27%  •  Oils: 0.5-0.8 mL/100g

Progress hops have aroma descriptors that include grass, mint, sweet, honey, and blackcurrant....

Other aroma descriptors include grassy, mint, sweet, honey, fruity & floral.

Southern Aroma

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: SA  •  αA: 3.6-7.3%  •  βA: 5.4-6%  •  CoH: 19-25%  •  Oils: 0.6-0.8 mL/100g

The aroma profile of the Southern Aroma hop includes floral, fields of flowers, woody/spicy, and fruity. It is a hop with classic noble hop character and a fruity South African terroir backdrop....

Other aroma descriptors include floral, hay, herbal, straw & noble.

Styrian Fox

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: SLO  •  αA: 5.7-12%  •  βA: 2.1-4%  •  CoH: 26-30%  •  Oils: 0.4-1.7 mL/100g

Styrian Fox is one of the latest Styrian hops on the market. When brewed, expect floral and fruity notes. Some brewers even say they get hints of pepper and mild tobacco flavours from this hop unique strain....

Other aroma descriptors include lemongrass, marjoram, elderflower, tropical_fruit, pineapple, pine, citrus & honey.

Styrian Kolibri

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: SLO  •  αA: 4-6%  •  βA: 2.8-5.4%  •  CoH: 21-25%  •  Oils: 1.0-2.0 mL/100g

When Styrian Kolibri was used by craft brewers, they have noticed very attractive floral notes in a range of beer varieties....

Other aroma descriptors include elderflower, green_tea, grass, cannabis & pineapple.

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