Hop: Sussex


Sussex is an aroma hop that has classic European bittering: well rounded and mild. Brewing trials have created likeness to Fuggle.

Found in 2005 on Gate Court, Norhiam. A farm that has been operated for growing hops since at least 1900. It was propagated by Peter Cyster, the current owner of the farm, after being found in a hedgerow as it looked promising. Considered to be an open pollination dwarf hop.

General Information

Profile Earth, Grass, Mint, Blackberry
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Fuggle, Progress, Whitebread Golding
Purpose Aroma
Yield Good
Beer Styles English Ale, Belgian Ale
Tolerant Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Verticillium Wilt


Alpha Acid 4.0 - 6.0%
Beta Acid 2.5 - 3.0%
Cohumulone 29.0 - 32.0%


Total Oil 1.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 38.0 - 46.0%
Humulene 19.0 - 27.0%
Caryophyllene N/A
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-25 09:31:39 (Added: 2021-01-25 09:31:39)

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