Hop: Epic


Epic was found in 1987 growing in a hedge adjacent to a hop field in Sandhurst, Kent by Chris Nicholas. The oil composition of the hops suggests that it is related to Alliance.

Until 2004 Epic was grown for ornamental purposes, after which it was given a small plot for trials. Large yields have helped this hop "grow" commercially.

General Information

Profile Fruit, Berry, Lemongrass, Spice/Herbal with hints of Citrus and Floral.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Styrian Golding, Tettnanger, Willamette
Purpose Aroma
Beer Styles English Pale Ale


Alpha Acid 3.0 - 5.0%
Beta Acid 1.7 - 2.5%
Cohumulone 30.0 - 33.0%


Total Oil 0.4 - 0.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 12.0%
Humulene 42.0%
Caryophyllene N/A
Farnesene 1.5%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-15 14:18:41 (Added: 2021-01-15 14:18:41)

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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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