Hop: Olympic


Olympic is bred from Brewer's Gold, Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, and a fifth unknown varietal. It was released sometime in the mid 1980s.

General Information

Profile Citrus, spice.
Country United States
Substitutes Chinook, Galena, Nugget
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1600 - 2200 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pale Ale, American Lager
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate), Verticillium wilt


Alpha Acid 10.6 - 13.8%
Beta Acid 3.8 - 6.1%
Cohumulone 31.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 2.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 40.8%
Humulene 12.2%
Caryophyllene 12.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very good
Maturity Medium to medium late
Sex Female but produces some sterile flowers at times
Leaf Color Medium green
Side Arm Length 18" - 36"


Last Updated
  • 2020-05-12 08:43:18 (Added: 2020-05-12 08:43:18)

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