As the craft beer industry continues to expand and drinkers grow more knowledgable, hops have become cult ingredients. Brewers, especially those making renowned IPAs, proudly declare which hops they use on their labels. New England IPAs are more expensive than other styles of beer in part because of the sheer quantity of hops required to give the style its signature juicy haze.
Want to learn how to recognize Chinook versus Cascade, or taste the difference between Centennial and Citra? We mapped the most popular American, Australian, New Zealand, English, and German Noble Hops by flavor profile and aroma. These are the hops you are most likely to encounter in craft beer, so you can sip and savor your next brew with newfound expertise.