Hop Type: Aroma
Origin: United States
Alpha Acid: 4.5 - 6.5%
Similar Varieties: Fuggle, Glacier, Tettnang
Common Styles: American and British ales and lagers.
Specific aroma descriptors include floral, incense, and elderberry. Released in 1976 from the USDA breeding program, Willamette is a triploid seedling of English Fuggle. For years, it was the most widely grown aroma variety in the US. It is named after Oregon’s Willamette River which runs through the heart of the state’s hop growing region..