Ultra hops have traditionally only been grown only in the United States and even then in somewhat limited qualities. They were developed in Oregon in 1983, released commercially in 1995 and are a triploid variety rich in humulene, giving them a mildly spicy aroma and flavor.
A combination of four parts Hallertau one part Saaz and one part an as unnamed varietal, Ultra is well suited to lagers, pilsners, wheats and bocks both for finishing and aroma. Ultra also features an almost identical oil profile to Hallertau Mittelfrüh.
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|Characteristics||Midly spicy aroma and flavor|
|Alpha Acid Composition||3%-5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.6%-5%|
|Yield Amount||2017-2241 kg/hectare (1800-2000 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Low to moderate|
|Resistant to||Resistant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt|
|Storability||Retains 60%-65% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.8-1.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||25%-35%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||30%-40%|
|Substitutes||Tettnanger (GR), Saaz, Hallertauer Tradition, Liberty|
|Style Guide||Oktoberfest, Blonde Ale, Harvest Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale, American Lager, Bock|