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Ahhhroma Hops

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The origin of Ahhhroma hops is an intriguing mystery traced back to the Research Hopyard at Glacier Hops Ranch. In 2013, as many as 44 varieties were grown, and cross-breeding led to the emergence of Ahhhroma™ as a “volunteer” variety. Its exact lineage remains unknown, but this unique hop has proven worth pursuing over the years, with its first pellet harvest in 2021 boasting an impressive 16.6% Alpha Acid content.

Ahhhroma hops offer a captivating dual-purpose potential with high oil content and exceptional myrcene percentages. The flavor and aroma profile elicits vivid tropical fruit characteristics such as pineapple, mango, pear, and lime, alongside secondary notes of piña colada, honeydew melon, stone fruit, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The powerful aroma makes it an ideal hop for dry-hopping applications.

Country of Origin:United States
Hop Growers Code:N/A

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Ahhhroma Hops

This hop’s complex tropical fruit aromas are often described as “pina colada.”

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Ahhhroma Flavor And Aroma

Ahhhroma is a dual-purpose hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:

tropical fruit

pineapple, mango



Ahhhroma Hop Oil Breakdown

Hop oils can vary from year to year and farm to farm but based on our research, here are the typical values we have seen reported. This information comes from various hop farms, The Hop Aroma Compendium, and For The Love Of Hops.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are what is isomerized when boiling to create bitterness in beer.
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
Alpha-Beta Ratio
This ratio of alpha acids to beta acids determines how quickly bitterness fades during aging. Lower ratios are common for aromatic varieties.
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
2.2 mL
green, resinous
woody, piney
Data Not Available
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene22.65%
Hop Storage Index (HSI)
The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).
Data Not Available
Hop Storage Index (HSI) RatingData Not Available

Ahhhroma Hop Substitutions

Replacing one hop for another is seldom straightforward but sometimes you don’t have the right hop or the right quantity of hops for the beer you want to make. For those situations, we have made a comprehensive list of hops to substitute on brew day.

These substitutions aren’t perfect as hop chemistry is pretty complex.

We wanted to make this list of substitutions with varietals that are easy to find when possible. For Ahhhroma, we recommend substituting with the following hops:

Beer Styles

For the most part, any hop could have a place in just about any beer style. Based on popular beers, historical usage, and our own preferences, we would recommend using Ahhhroma for IPA, New England IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Golden Ale. That being said, experiment and see what works best for you.


Hieronymus, Stan. For The Love of Hops. Brewers Publications, 2012
The Hop Aroma Compendium. 2012