Hop: Vanguard


Vanguard is an American bred hop that was the last of the Hallertau based hops from the United States Department of Agriculture. Originally bred in 1982 and released in 1997.

The hop is unique in that it has a low alpha acid but a high beta acid. The unusual oil balance yields a pronounced woody and herbal character. In early additions considered to be very spicy.

General Information

Profile Spice, herbal and woody.
Country United States
Substitutes Hallertau, Hersbrucker, Liberty, Mount Hood
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1160 - 1520 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 75 - 80% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Porter, Cream Ale, Lager, Rye Ale, Amber Ale, Belgian Ale, French Ale, Pilsner
Resistant Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 4.4 - 6.0%
Beta Acid 5.0 - 7.0%
Cohumulone 14.0 - 16.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 20.0 - 25.0%
Humulene 45.0 - 50.0%
Caryophyllene 12.0 - 14.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Vanguard Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2020-11-24 18:56:03 (Added: 2020-11-24 18:56:03)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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