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Archer Hops

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Archer belongs to the Charles Faram corporation and is grown in Britain. It is a versatile hop that has hints of several different fruits. It has tastes of apricot, floral, lime, and peach, which makes it a popular hop for American Sours, Fruit Beers, and the full range of American Ales.

Archer has a low alpha acid content and around 35% Humulene. This gives Archer a spicy and woodsy taste that comes with everything from an IPA to a Pilsner.

Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Hop Growers Code:ARC

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Archer Flavor And Aroma

Archer is an aroma hop that is often described to have the following aroma characteristics:


apricot, peach




lime, citrus

Archer Hop Oil Breakdown

Hop oils can vary 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.
4% – 6%
Beta Acid %
Beta acids are what give hops their more aroma and flavor compounds.
2% – 3%
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.
1:1 – 3:1
Co-Humulone as a % of Alpha
Higher numbers are said to impart a harsher bitterness.
32% – 38%
Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
0.6mL – 0.8mL
green, resinous
20% – 25%
woody, piney
26% – 30%
Data Not Available
0% – 1%
Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selinene44% – 54%
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

Archer 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 Archer, 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 Archer hops for Pale Ale, IPA, Pilsner, India Pale Lager, and Imperial IPA. 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