All About Tahoma Hops

A relative newcomer on the hop stage, Tahoma was released by Washington State University and the USDA in 2013. This graceful daughter of Glacier retains its parent’s characteristically low cohumulone levels, carrying on the family tradition of combining light flavor and texture with a satisfying bitter tang.

Tahoma was introduced to the brewing world by the Hop Growers of America at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, along with three other fledglings from Washington State — Cashmere, Triplepearl, and Yakima Gold. Single-hop brews crafted from each new hop variety were provided to attendees of the conference for group tastings.

Tahoma brings ethereal accents of lemon and grapefruit zest, undertones of orange grove, and hints of wild cedar forests in the spring to summer-weight ales and lagers.

Stone Brewing Company and Societe Brewing Company, both of California, have produced limited edition single-hop ales featuring Tahoma in recent years, but the variety has really taken off among dedicated home brewers.

Tahoma Hops Profile

Tahoma has a soft citrus aroma, and like its foremother Glacier, Tahoma is ideal for bittering, thanks to high levels of both alpha and beta acids. Tohama performs well in the field, with good plant vigor and better-than-average resistance to mold, mildew, and insect pests. Although Tahoma is still too young to have available 5-year data on, growers should expect it to perform as well as or better than Glacier.

When grown in our Iowa soils and climate, Tahoma takes on earthy and woody undertones, making it a truly unique aroma addition. Our Tahoma hop features a fairly even percentage of alpha and beta acids, 4.8% and 5.8% respectively, with total oil count at 0.9 mL/100g. The oil profile includes:

  • β-Pinene:           0.55
  • Myrcene:            43.7
  • Linalool:            0.83
  • Caryophyllene: 7.55
  • Farnesene:          0.6
  • Humulene:       20.23
  • Geraniol:            0.12

Purchasing Tahoma Hops

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information on Tahoma Hops. We have 2018 Tahoma hops available for purchase online in 2 oz, 1 lb, 11 lb, and 22 lb quantities. Count on us for the freshest hops on the market!

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