Amarillo® hops have become super popular with microbrewers. Brewers are describing the flavor and aroma as a supercharged version of Cascade. Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics. However, it has a distinctive Orange character to it that is very different from Cascade. Supply has been very limited the last few years so make sure to buy some while it is available.
A new American high alpha hop, Calypso is also heavily used for its soft aromatics. You'll get a pleasantly fruity aroma of apple, pear, and citrus that adds a crisp flavor to Pale Ales, IPAs, and Stouts. You will also get some tropical fruit flavors.
Cascade hops are the classic American hop that really started the hop craze. Defined by its citrus, and often more specifically grapefruit flavor, it is now sought out around the World. Cascade hops are a true dual purpose hop that can be used for bittering, at the end of the boil, or the fermenter. Used in so many craft brewed pale ales, but none more famous than Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale. You cannot go wrong using Cascade hops in all kinds of American style ales.
Citra is currently one of the most sought after hops among craft and home brewers for their intense citrus aroma and flavor. Grapefruit and lime aromas along with gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee notes. Currently one of the top choices for late hop additions or dry hopping when you want to make that ultimate hop bomb IPA or Pale Ale. Citra also has a fairly high alpha acid content making it a good choice for bittering IPAs, Pales, and American Ales
Universally the first choice for an aroma hop in English Ales. Very mild with pleasant, flowery overtones. Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones. Most hops stand out against the malt. This unusual hop actually blends in and complements the malt flavors. You truly cannot add too much at the end of a boil as an aroma/flavor hop. Often referred to as Kent Goldings, British Kent Goldings, BKG, or East Kent Goldings.
Fuggle hops are similar to Kent Goldings, but with a more noticeable aroma. Fuggle is generally associated with delicate and pleasant mint, grass, and floral tones. When you’re making ales and don’t want a dominant Northwest-aroma hop (Cascade, Centennial, Columbus or Chinook), nor the softness of Kent Goldings, Fuggles is a fine choice.
General AA range 3-5.5%) A very nice mellow spicy hop with great flavor with citrus tones. Hallertau Mittelfruh is considered to be the highest grade Hallertau Noble hop available. Use this hop for all traditional lagers, belgian ales, or any European ales.
Lemondrop is a newly released aroma hop from Hopsteiner, formally Experimental #01210. Derived from Cascade, you will find some familiar flavors residing in these lupulin glands. The hops name alludes to the aroma descriptors of lemon, mint, green tea, and slight melon. Lemon drop is rapidly making a name for itself in pale ales and IPAs, but don't forget about how great some lemon flavor is in your favorite Hefeweizen, Kolsch or Blonde Ale
Also referred to as B Saaz hops, this Saazer descendent is mostly used for its bold aroma of of lemon, lime and tropical fruits. A fantastic addition to Lagers, Belgian and English Ales, Motueka is also a great way to spice-up your favorite IPA recipe.
Traditional Czech Saaz hops are most commonly chosen for aromatic additions to Pilsners and Lagers, but also work well in Light Ales and Belgians. Though alpha acids are low, they are used for both bittering and an aroma of pleasant earthy, herbal and floral notes. You can finish just about any Lager recipe with this versatile hop. Even though it has a low alpha-acid content you will find many traditional recipes using this hop for both bittering and for flavor/aroma additions.