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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: Maybe
Uses: aroma
Beer styles: European and European-style lager
Substitutions: Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Mount Hood, Ultra
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 3-6 %
Beta Acids: 3-4 %
Cohumulone: 24-28 %
Myrcene: 24-42 %
Humulene: 30-40 %
Caryophyllene: 9-12 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 0.7-1.8 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

50% %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: low
Harvest: early to midseason

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

A triploid released in 1983 as part of a program attempting to develop an American substitute for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Liberty was derived from a tetraploid Hallertauer and an unnamed aroma variety. Sister hops from the same program include Mount Hood, Crystal, and Ultra.

Liberty has a unique slightly spicy character and, unlike its half-sisters, is considered a true noble hop by some. Excellent in German lagers.