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Legacy Hops

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Legacy hops have been grown in Washington State for over 50 years until Hops Direct, LLC registered and named the variety in 2013. They are now exclusively grown at Puterbaugh Farms in Yakima Valley.

The aroma and flavor profile of Legacy hops includes fruity notes like blackberry, black currant, orange, grapefruit, and floral and spicy notes. This dual-purpose hop variety is far from a noble-style hop aroma.

Legacy hops work well in various beer styles, including Ales, Lagers, Stouts, American Pale Ales, and IPAs. Possible substitutions for Legacy hops are Cluster, Galena, or Northern Brewer.

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

Where To Buy Legacy Hops

Legacy Hops

Dual Purpose variety with clean grapefruit, floral, blackcurrant and spicy notes.

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Legacy Flavor And Aroma

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


Blackberry, Currant




Grapefruit, Orange

Legacy 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.
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Total Oils (mL/100g)
With more total oils, typically comes a more complex hop profile but these are highly volatile compounds.
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green, resinous
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woody, piney
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Other Oils: Includes beta-ionine, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, geranoil & selineneData Not Available
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).
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Legacy 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 Legacy, 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 Legacy 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