Hop: Horizon


Horizon contains the lowest cohumulone level of any hop, which typically results in a smoother bitterness. Horizon is a half-sister of Nugget, bred at Oregon Status University in Corvallis, Oregon by United States Department of Agriculture in 1970 with eventual commercial release in 1998, has lineage of Brewer's Gold, Early Green Hops, USDA 65009 and 64035M. USDA 65009 was also the mother of Nugget.

General Information

Alias USDA 21373
Profile Delicate floral and citrus aroma with a clean bitterness.
Country United States
Substitutes Magnum
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1900 - 2000 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 80%-85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Porter, Lager
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 8.8-16.5%
Beta Acid 5.5-8.5%
Cohumulone 15.0-22.0%


Total Oil 1.3-2.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0-70.0%
Humulene 8.0-20.0%
Caryophyllene 5.0-14.0%
Farnesene 2.5-5.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Medium to late
Sex Female
Leaf Color Green
Side Arm Length 15" - 30"

Horizon Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2024-03-30 11:11:21 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:39:08)

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