Crystal 250g
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Crystal US Hops

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Bred in 1983 by the USDA, Crystal is a triploid aroma-type cultivar from Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Cascade, Brewer's Gold and Early Green.
Primarily grown in Oregon and has become increasingly popular among craft brewers due to its versatility in a variety of beer styles.
Crystal aroma is mild and pleasant with a delicate blend of spices and flowers. Crystal hop variety is versatile and popular in both craft and homebrewing circles.


  • Type 90 Pellets 100 gm | 250gm | 500gm | 1Kg Foils

This Batch of Crystal US Hops are pelleted at Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Oregon and are a softer "Craft Pellet".  These pellets are approximately 20% less dense than industry standard pellets. The softer craft pellet comes apart quickly when used in dry hopping and provides better hop utilization in the Kettle, Whirlpool and Fermenter.

The lower pelletizing temperatures used at Crosby Hop Farm also work to preserve volatile Hop Oils, Aromatics and Alpha Acids.

Style Use:

  • IPA
  • Stout
  • Pilsner
  • Pale Ale

Brewing Usage

  • Aroma


Specific aroma descriptors include woody and green


Very Good

Possible Substitutions

Brewing Value Certificate

CA-P 16-494 CRYS
  • Variety Crystal
  • Form Type 90 Pellet
  • Crop 2016
  • Lot Number 16-494
  • %Alpha 4.9
  • %Beta 8.1
  • HSI 0.263
  • Total Oil (mL/100g) 1.5
  • Test Date Oct/25/2016

Typical Brewing Values Specification

  • Alpha-Acids: 3.5 - 5.5%
  • Cohumulone: 20 - 26%
  • Beta-acids: 4.5 - 6.5%
  • Total Oil: 1.0 - 1.5 ml/100g
  • Myrcene: 40 - 65%
  • Humulene: 18 - 24%
  • Caryophyllene: 4.0 - 8.0%
  • Farnesene: < 1.0%

General Trade Perception

Crystal has become popular in US craft brewing as a triploid Hallertauer. Developed from the German aroma hop variety Hallertauer Mittelfruh with primary contributions from Cascade, Brewer's Gold and Early Green. Crystal is a low alpha hop with wonderful aromatics and subtle woody with spicy and floral aroma notes ideal in European beer styles and for late brewing additions.

Craft Beer Examples