Hop: Smooth Cone


Smooth Cone, tetraploid, was developed in New Zealand in the 1960s at the Riwaka Research Station. It is a result of a breeding Cluster with open pollination. The hop is no longer grown commercially but is available occasionally.

Sister of First Choice. It has been important to breeding in New Zealand, being used for Green Bullet, SuperAlpha, and Alpharoma.

General Information

Alias SmoothCone
Profile Balanced flavor of Floral, Raisin, and Spice
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Cluster
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 651 - 1520 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 73% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager
Resistant Downy Mildew (moderate)


Alpha Acid 7.0 - 9.5%
Beta Acid 3.4 -5.2%
Cohumulone 31.0%


Total Oil 0.4 - 1.1 ml/100g
Myrcene 55.2%
Humulene 20.7%
Caryophyllene 6.1%
Farnesene trace

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Maturity Late
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium dark green
Side Arm Length 12" - 24"
Last Updated
  • 2021-02-03 11:33:25 (Added: 2021-02-03 11:33:25)

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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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