Hop: Glacier


Glacier was bred by Washington State University from Elaser by the United States Department of Agriculture. It has heritage of Brewer's Gold, Northern Brewer, among many others (Elsasser, Bullion, Early Green and East Kent Golding. It was released commercially in 2000. A popular hop due to low cohumulone content and high yield.

General Information

Profile Pleasant bitterness. Citrus, fruit, herbal and woody aroma.
Country United States
Substitutes Fuggle, Styrian Golding, Tettnanger, Willamette
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 2400 - 2600 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70%-75% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American Ale, Wheat
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 3.3 - 9.7%
Beta Acid 5.4 - 9.7%
Cohumulone 11.0 - 13.0%


Total Oil 0.7 - 1.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 33.0 - 62.0%
Humulene 24.0 - 36.0%
Caryophyllene 6.5 - 10.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Medium early
Ease of Harvest Easy

Glacier Aroma/Flavor Profile

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  • 2020-11-21 08:30:17 (Added: 2020-11-21 08:30:17)

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