Hop Profile: Ahtanum

Ahtanum Hops - Available at Barley's Homebrewing Supplies
Ahtanum Hops – Available at Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies

Ahtanum hops are named after the location of the first hop farm in the Yakima Valley (WA). Its an aroma hop variety with moderate bitterness (Alpha acids = 4.9%). It can be compared with Cascade or Amarillo with its grapefruity, floral aroma. High in myrcene and caryophyllene oils, it has a sweet and slightly peppery character. This hop is ideal for late additions, dry hopping or when you want that “Cascadian” quality with subdued bitterness levels.

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