DetailsUsed for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering. Its name is derived from the Ahtanum area near Yakima where the first hop farm was established in 1869 by Charles Carpenter.
Development: Open pollination. Developed by Select Botanicals.
Aroma: Floral, citrus
Alpha Acids: 5.7 — 6.3%
Beta Acids: 5.0 — 6.5%
Co-Humulone: 30 — 35% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.8 — 1.2 mls / 100g
Substitutions: Amarillo®, Cascade
Typical Beer Styles: American Ales, Pale Ale, IPA, Lager
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Alpha Acid (Average %) 5.7 — 6.3% Type Pellet Typical Usage Aroma Co-Humulone (%) 30 — 35% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 0.8 — 1.2 mls / 100g Substitutions Amarillo®, Cascade
4.4 / 5.010 Reviewsreduced bitternessI originally bought these hops to use because a friend said they were less bitter than other hop varietals. And low and behold I found this to be true when I used the Ahtanum pellet hops.March 31, 2013Great ingredientThese pellets are used in a great black IPA kit only available in November. They add great flavor & aroma - I love the HopstacheMay 20, 2013Great for Dry HoppingI recently discovered this hop and have been using it for dry hopping IPAs. Its got great citrusy aroma.June 12, 2013Good for IPA.This hops has a nice balance of floral and citrus which is a balance I have not found in many other hops. The floral and citrus really compliment one another and serve to make a killer American IPA or pale ale.June 18, 2013good pale ale hopThis hop seems to have a good balance of herbal/floral & citrus notes to me. It mingles very well with sterling hops in light pale ales.August 2, 2013Finishing hops for a Stone Pale Ale CloneIn the BYO 250 clone magazine there is a recipe for Stone pale ale that I brewed that called for an ounce of Ahtanum for the last 15 minutes. Very good citrusy flavor, and the beer was very good.November 30, 2013Good aroma from dry hopping and flame outIt's got a good citrusy aroma that really comes out nicely when dry hopping and adding at flame out.February 17, 2014Pleasant Late HopI had a cascade brown ale that just didn't have the right hop aroma or flavor when fermentation was finished, and a friend recommended I dry hop for a week before bottling. All I had on hand was a pack of these. I added a quarter ounce to five gallons. One week of dry hopping added exactly the slightly green, fruity-floral, hop flavor that the brew was missing. I would agree, these are not a lot like Cascades. I would call it slightly more botanical and a bit like juniper (without the astringency) or orange marmelade. I'll use them again in lighter ales and lagers, but I wouldn't use them in large quantities.November 5, 2011Zane is an IdiotWhy give a bad review to a hop because it isn't the same as another hop? Ahtanum is an excellent hop, you just know how to use it.November 25, 2012DisappointedWas told this was similar to Cascade, but it's not at all. After tainting two of my brews with unacceptable flavor, I discarded the remainder.October 1, 2011
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