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Beer Maverick has found 30 hops that have been classified as having Melon aroma and/or flavor characteristics. The most popular secondary descriptors of this subset of hops are citrus (17), floral (10), tropical_fruit (10), lemon (9) & peach (9).

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Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 7-11%  •  βA: 5.5-8%  •  CoH: 21-24%  •  Oils: 1-2.3 mL/100g

Amarillo hops impart a distinct flowery, spicy, tropical, citrus-like flavor and aroma in beer. The citrus has qualities of orange and lemon, like Cascade, but much stronger. Other aroma descriptors include grapefruit, melon, apricot and peach. Amarillo hops offer solid bittering properties in th...

Other aroma descriptors include floral, spicy, tropical_fruit, citrus, orange, lemon, apricot, peach, grapefruit & dank.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: AUS  •  αA: 7-10%  •  βA: 4-6%  •  CoH: 26-28%  •  Oils: 1-3 mL/100g

Astra hops have sweet tropical fruit flavors and New World characteristics. Flavor profiles with green melon, white peaches, white wine and a light grassiness, grapefruit and honey, the hop balances out nicely between a sweetness with a bit of a bite....

Other aroma descriptors include tropical_fruit, sweet, peach, white_wine, grassy, grapefruit & honey.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 8.5-12.1%  •  βA: 4-8%  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: 1-2.5 mL/100g

Belma has been tested as a dual-use hop and found to have an ambrosial mix of orange, melon, strawberry and pineapple with a slight hint of grapefruit...

Other aroma descriptors include orange, strawberry, pineapple, grapefruit, berry, citrus & tropical_fruit.

Bitter Gold

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 12-18.8%  •  βA: 4.5-8%  •  CoH: 36-41%  •  Oils: 0.8-3.9 mL/100g

Bitter Gold offers limited aroma when used as a bittering hop but delivers diverse stone and tropical fruit flavors in later additions....

Other aroma descriptors include stone_fruit, tropical_fruit, pear, watermelon, grassy, grapefruit & floral.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 7.7-9.1%  •  βA: 3.3-7.1%  •  CoH: 22-24%  •  Oils: 1.2-1.4 mL/100g

Cashmere has a complex and intensely fruity aroma, with strong overtones of lemon, lime, peach, and melon. Secondary notes of coconut, lemongrass, candy, and herbs can show through in whirlpool or dry hop additions...

Other aroma descriptors include fruity, lemon, lime, peach, coconut, lemongrass, candy & herbal.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 10-15%  •  βA: 3-4.5%  •  CoH: 20-35%  •  Oils: 1.5-3 mL/100g

The Citra hop is a high alpha acid hop with a strong, yet smooth floral and citrus aroma and flavor. It has specific aroma descriptors that include grapefruit, citrus, peach, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee. These tropical fruit flavors have made Citra the most popular hop to craft...

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, grapefruit, peach, lime, floral, gooseberry, passion_fruit & lychee.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 5.5-7%  •  βA: 5.5-7%  •  CoH: 22-24%  •  Oils: 0.5-1.1 mL/100g

Delta hops have a mild and pleasant aroma that is slightly spicy with a hint of citrus and melon....

Other aroma descriptors include citrus & spicy.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 13-15.5%  •  βA: 4-5.5%  •  CoH: 31-38%  •  Oils: 2-4.5 mL/100g

Ekuanot has fruity aromatics such as lemon, lime, pithy orange, tropical fruit, berry, papaya, and sometimes apple. Along with these there may be more herbal notes, such as sage and eucalyptus....

Other aroma descriptors include lemon, lime, orange, tropical_fruit, berry, papaya, apple, sage, eucalyptus, herbal, citrus & guava.

El Dorado

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 13-17%  •  βA: 6.4-8.0%  •  CoH: 28-33%  •  Oils: 2.5-3.3 mL/100g

El Dorado hops elicit responses of fruity notes and tropical fruit flavors. When used as a bittering hop, El Dorado lends a soft and balanced bitterness. When used in later additions El Dorado brings bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pear, watermelon, candy and stone fruit....

Other aroma descriptors include fruity, tropical_fruit, pear, watermelon, candy & stone_fruit.

Emerald Spire

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 8.6-13%  •  βA: 3.5-4.5%  •  CoH: 38-39%  •  Oils: 1.55 mL/100g

The Emerald Spire hop is pleasant, fruit forward and delicious. If the smell of the cones doesn't make your mouth water the first sip of any beer with this hop as the star of the show sure will. ...

Other aroma descriptors include peach, fruity, white_wine, grapes, watermelon, bubble_gum & honeydew.

Evergreen Blend

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 7-7.5%  •  βA: 4.3-4.5%  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: 1.2 mL/100g

Evergreen announces its presence with strong suggestions of fresh peach and apricot, bright citrus (lemon candy orange zest, tangerine), and watermelon candy. Green notes of fresh hay and pine needles round out a classic American craft beer hop profi le. Secondary and tertiary notes include menthol...

Other aroma descriptors include peach, apricot, lemon, green_tea, watermelon & tangerine.


Purpose: Bittering  •  Country: GER  •  αA: 12-17%  •  βA: 4-5.5%  •  CoH: 32-38%  •  Oils: 1.4-2.4 mL/100g

Herkules hops have aroma descriptors that include robust hoppy with some citrus and melon....

Other aroma descriptors include citrus.

Huell Melon

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: GER  •  αA: 6.9-8%  •  βA: 6-8%  •  CoH: 25-30%  •  Oils: 0.8-1.2 mL/100g

Huell Melon has a pleasantly sweet and fruity character similar to honeydew melon with hints of strawberries....

Other aroma descriptors include strawberry, honeydew, fruity, sweet, orange & vanilla.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 10.5-13.7%  •  βA: 6.4-7.9%  •  CoH: 27-28%  •  Oils: 1.9 mL/100g

Originally nicknamed "Befuddlement" for it's unique yet unidentifiable characteristics, Hydra has emerged with an incredible ability to amplify and juice up a brew. Hydra can not only accentuate other hops characteristics but can easily shine solo. ...

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, tangerine, mandarin, zest, resin, lime, berry, peach, watermelon, rose, apricot & tropical_fruit.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 5-7%  •  βA: 4-6%  •  CoH: 28-34%  •  Oils: 0.8-2 mL/100g

Lemondrop hops offer strong citrus, floral, fruity, herbal, lemon, mint, green tea, light melon aromas....

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, lemon, floral, mint & green_tea.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: CAN  •  αA: 9-12%  •  βA: %  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: mL/100g

BC Hop Co.’s proprietary hop, Lumberjack, aroma can be described as predominately bitter with notes of melon, sweet citrus, and spices like clove and allspice. A slight earthiness softens this hop, producing a pleasant mouth-feel in the beer....

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, spices, clove, allspice, bitter & earthy.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 9-14%  •  βA: 2.8-4%  •  CoH: 28-35%  •  Oils: 1.5-2.2 mL/100g

This super-aroma hop has proven to execute wide utility and flavorful new beer styles that are trending toward these aromas and flavors. The moderately low cohumulone offers brewers a smoother brewing profile with excellent foam characteristics. It has gained traction and praise across the United St...

Other aroma descriptors include tropical_fruit, citrus, papaya, spicy​, floral & black_pepper.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 9-11%  •  βA: 8-9%  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: 2.0-3.0 mL/100g

McKenzie hops are the first variety to be released by the West Coast Hop Breeding Company out of Oregon. McKenzie™ was specifically bred to be grown in Oregon and highlight the area's terroir. McKenzie is "bright and fruity" with grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, and melon aromas that is backed by pin...

Other aroma descriptors include grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, pine_resin, thyme, stone_fruit, dank & floral.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 3-5%  •  βA: 5-6.5%  •  CoH: 35-49%  •  Oils: 0.4-0.7 mL/100g

Medusa delivers strong flavor and aroma characteristics of intense guava, melon, apricot and citrus fruit. Also has intense lemon-lime flavors with subtle alfalfa and peach flavors....

Other aroma descriptors include guava, citrus, apricot, lemon, lime, alfalfa & peach.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: FR  •  αA: 6.5-8.5%  •  βA: 3.1-3.8%  •  CoH: 29-39%  •  Oils: 1-1.5 mL/100g

When it is used in the kettle, the bitterness of the Mistral hop is very clean and sweet and not harsh. It is completely unique with a character that would be impossible to replicate without blending multiple varieties. It has a melon and citrus-like character and also can have a Muscat grape or wi...

Other aroma descriptors include citrus, floral, grapes, wine, pear, passion_fruit, kumquat & mango.

Pacific Sunrise

Purpose: Bittering  •  Country: NZ  •  αA: 12.5-14.5%  •  βA: 5-7%  •  CoH: 27-30%  •  Oils: 1.5-2.5 mL/100g

Pacific Sunrise features favorable bittering properties and a pleasant piney, woodsy aroma. Lemon and orange citrus drive this hop-forward variety, with tropical hits of melon and mango riding shotgun. Stone fruit and jammy sweetness support the initial front line aromatics alongside pleasant floral...

Other aroma descriptors include woody, pine, lemon, orange, mango & floral.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 8-11.7%  •  βA: 3.9-6.3%  •  CoH: 34-35%  •  Oils: 1.2-2.17 mL/100g

​Paradigm is the proud beginning of an entire movement, an industry shift that may very well revitalize what it means to commercially grow hops for Midwest Hop growers. Aromas Identified by brewers include Herbal, Peach, Pear, Dank, Tropical, Cotton Candy, Mint, Papaya, Spice, Chamomile, Catty, Sp...

Other aroma descriptors include herbal, stone_fruit, tropical_fruit, spicy, candy, dank, papaya, mint, pear & chamomile.

Petit Blanc

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: FR  •  αA: 2-4%  •  βA: 5-6%  •  CoH: 15%  •  Oils: 0.5-0.8 mL/100g

Petit Blanc hops have an intensive fruity flavor. Common descriptors include Papaya/Melon, Cherry, Lilac, Pina Colada, Lemon Blossom, Green Tea, Bees Wax....

Other aroma descriptors include cherry, papaya, green_tea & lilac.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: GER  •  αA: 0.3-4%  •  βA: 10-15%  •  CoH: %  •  Oils: 1-1.3 mL/100g

With cornflower and the aroma of alpine meadows to lemongrass and hibiscus, Relax hops have a refreshing profile. When a cold extraction with this variety is completed, notes of honeydew melon are present....

Other aroma descriptors include honeydew, cognac, lychee, lavender, leather, hibiscus & lemongrass.

Southern Passion

Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: SA  •  αA: 11-14.2%  •  βA: 4.9-8%  •  CoH: 16-26%  •  Oils: 0.7-1.3 mL/100g

The aroma profile of the Southern Passion hop includes passion fruit, guava, red berries, floral, coconut, melon, calendula, and grapefruit....

Other aroma descriptors include passion_fruit, guava, floral, coconut, redberry & guava.

Southern Tropic

Purpose: Bittering  •  Country: SA  •  αA: 12.6-18.1%  •  βA: 5-6.5%  •  CoH: 26-30%  •  Oils: 1.3 mL/100g

Southern Tropic is very fruit forward with sweet fruits of mango, plums, and grapefruit. Some brewers have described an aroma similar to Kool-Aid or Juicy Fruit. This hop works well with all hop-forward beers where tropical fruit characteristics are desired....

Other aroma descriptors include troical_fruit, guava, butterscotch, lemongrass, coconut, pungent, pineapple, bubblegum & citrus.


Purpose: Aroma  •  Country: AUS  •  αA: 5.6-6.4%  •  βA: 4.8-6.1%  •  CoH: 20-25%  •  Oils: 1.4-2 mL/100g

Summer hops have delicate notes of grass, stone fruit (peach), passion fruit, and citrus. It showcases distinct apricot and melon characteristics in dry hopping applications. It is not as spicy as its Czech parent....

Other aroma descriptors include apricot, grassy, citrus, stone_fruit, passion_fruit & peach.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 10-11.2%  •  βA: 3.3-4.2%  •  CoH: 21-55%  •  Oils: 0.8-1.8 mL/100g

Triple Pearl present complex aromas of black pepper, cedar/sandalwood, and floral perfume. ...

Other aroma descriptors include orange, citrus, zest, resin, spicy, black_pepper, sandalwood, cedar & floral.

Tsingdao Flower

Purpose: Dual  •  Country: CN  •  αA: 6-8%  •  βA: 3.0-4.2%  •  CoH: 35%  •  Oils: 0.4-0.8 mL/100g

Tsingdao Flower is the dominant hop grown in Gansu, China. Also referred to as "Qingdao" Flower hops. Has a birght and crisp lemon-peel quality to the bitterness....

Other aroma descriptors include earthy, lemon & citrus.


Purpose: Dual  •  Country: USA  •  αA: 8-12%  •  βA: 3.5-5.5%  •  CoH: 29-31%  •  Oils: 0.8-2.2 mL/100g

Brewers who participated in the blind smell tests described Vista as having Stone Fruit, Citrus, Tropical Fruit, and Floral characteristics. It can excel in fruit-forward IPAs and Pale Ales, but brewers also said it would work well in lighter, more delicate styles like lagers and pilsners....

Other aroma descriptors include tropical_fruit, tangerine, pear, green_tea, citrus, sweet & floral.

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