Hop Name: Omega

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:9 - 10%
Beta Range:9 - 10%
Cohumulone Range:29 - 29%
Humulene Range:17 - 17%
Myrcene Range:53 - 53%
Farnesene Range:0 - 0.1%
Caryophyllene Range:5 - 5%
Total Oil Range:1.72 - 1.72 mL/100g
Omega, despite its high alpha acids (8.0-9.0%), good storage stability, and resistance to verticulum wilt had too low yield to interest even its Wye College developers. It was produced commercially for a short period, and was said to have a pleasant European aroma. It got its name because it was the swan song of Dr. R.A. Neve before leaving his post as head of the hop section at Wye College.

Commonly used in:
Origin: N/A
Storage: Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

Possible Substitutions:
None known