Hop: Magnum


Magnum was originally bred at the German Hop Research Institute in Hüll, Germany, it was released commercially in 1980 and is child of Galena and German male 75/5/3. Magnum is considered one of the smoothest and cleanest bittering hops available.

General Information

Alias Hallertauer Magnum
Profile Mild flower and fruit.
Country Germany
Substitutes Columbus, Hallertauer Taurus, Nugget
Pairs with East Kent Golding, Fuggle, Willamette
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1200 - 1520 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 80%-85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles German Lager, IPA, American Pale Ale, American Lager
Resistant Verticillium wilt, downy mildew
Susceptible Powdery mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 12.0 - 14.0%
Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone 24.0 - 25.0%


Total Oil 1.6 - 2.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0 - 35.0%
Humulene 34.0 - 40.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0 - 12.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.2 - 0.7%
B-Pinene 0.4 - 0.8%
Geraniol 0.3 - 0.6%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Large size with moderate density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Magnum Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2024-03-29 16:33:59 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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